Continuing a public dispute that has embroiled the Philadelphia NAACP, two board members this week filed a petition to obtain financial records for a nonprofit controlled by the local chapter's president.
Sid Booker and the Rev. Elisha Morris, the board members, and J. Whyatt Mondesire, the president, were suspended last month by the national office of the NAACP pending an internal review of the dispute. A third board member, Donald Birts, also was suspended.
In the petition, filed in Common Pleas Court, Booker and Morris argue that they have a right to review the documents because they are board members of the nonprofit, Next Generation Community Development Corp.