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A former NAACP official is suing the civil rights group for $1 million, claiming the group’s new president, Kweisi Mfume, favors younger people in hiring decisions.
Janice Washington, 48, was laid off by Mfume in March. Her lawsuit is the first against the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People since Mfume became president in February.

“I do this not to harm the NAACP,” Washington said. “If we’re supposed to be the conscience of America and tell others they can’t discriminate based on age, sex, religion and race, we have to set our own example.”

The suit, filed Thursday, also accuses the the pre-Mfume NAACP of sex discrimination, with men filling “by far the best-paying jobs” while women generally carry out “exceptionally demanding day-to-day work.”

Dennis Courtland Hayes, NAACP general counsel, said Washington was laid off with 14 other employees to ease the Baltimore-based group’s financial crisis. He said there was no consideration of her gender and age.

Mfume, a former Maryland congressman and head of the Congressional Black Caucus, has said he plans to hire more than 20 employees by the end of 1997.

Washington, who worked for the NAACP for 27 years, said she believes she was fired in retaliation for writing letters to association officials in 1994, complaining of unequal pay.

She was paid $48,000 a year for holding two jobs, assistant director of branches and mid-Atlantic regional director. She said two male directors with less than five years experience were paid $65,000 and $56,000.

Sex discrimination accusations have dogged the nation’s oldest civil rights group over the last two years.

Executive director Benjamin Chavis was fired for secretly using NAACP money to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit against him. A $2.1 million sex-discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of about 40 women against the NAACP is pending in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

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On the offer of entry into the match given by Shiv Sena to Sambhaji Raje for Rajya Sabha candidacy…

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Although Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje from Kolhapur has made it a condition to join Shiv Sena for Rajya Sabha candidacy, Sambhaji Raje is not in favor of joining Shiv Sena. He has said that the support must be given as a great development front. While discussions are taking place between Shiv Sena and Sambhaji Raje on the one hand, on the other hand, Devendra Fadnavis, the opposition leader of the state, has given the first reaction to this offer made by Shiv Sena. When Fadnavis was asked about this by journalists in Nashik, he answered this question in very few words.

Definitely read> Sharad Pawar’s statement ‘Whether it’s Sambhaji Raje or someone else नि’, Nilesh Rane said angrily, “Pawar hasn’t changed his role.”

How was the dialogue between Shiv Sena and Sambhaji Raje?
Sambhaji Raje from Kolhapur, who has declared to run in the Rajya Sabha elections as an independent, should join Shiv Sena. Shiv Sena will give the Rajya Sabha nomination, said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s message was delivered to Sambhaji Raje. A Shiv Sena minister also met with Sambhaji Raje. Sambhaji Raje is not ready to join Shiv Sena. On the other hand, he has given a proposal to Shiv Sena and NCP to give additional votes of Mahavikas Aghadi.

What did Fadnavis say?
When asked about the offer Shiv Sena made to Sambhaji Raje, Fadnavis asked reporters what we have to do with this offer in a nutshell. “It just came to our notice then. They should decide. Why are you asking us? What is our relationship?” Fadnavis said as he reacted.

Definitely read >> “The party that ridiculed the silent front as a silent front, you have…”; Nilesh Rane’s advice to Sambhaji Raje regarding Shiv Sena entry

What is Sambhaji Raje’s problem?
Shiv Sena has announced that it will contest for two of the six seats in the Rajya Sabha. Sanjay Raut’s candidacy for a seat is considered secure. Sambhaji Raje was appointed a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha by the BJP six years ago. Even then, Sambhaji Raje served as MP for six years as an independent. He too this time he is preparing to stand for election as an independent. But it’s impossible to match the math of victory if the independents fight. Although BJP has an additional 22 votes, it will be challenged for an additional 20 votes. The deadline for submitting nominations for Rajya Sabha is 31st.


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Sambhaji Raje rejects Shiv Sena’s proposal? He declined the invitation and went to Kolhapur…

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It has been stipulated that Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje from Kolhapur should join Shiv Sena for Rajya Sabha candidacy. However, Sambhaji Raje is not in favor of joining Shiv Sena. He has said that the support must be given as a great development front. Meanwhile, Sambhaji Raje has already left for Kolhapur ahead of the meeting at 12 noon. Therefore, there is talk that Sambhaji Raje has turned his back on Shiv Sena’s invitation to enter the party.

Sambhaji Raje was invited to join the party by Shiv Sena. Sambhaji Raje was to meet the Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at Varsha Bungalow at 12 noon today. But Sambhaji Raje has gone to Kolhapur and avoided the visit. Therefore, it is said that he will not join Shiv Sena.

Sambhaji Raje reluctant to join Shiv Sena; Demand for support from Mahavikas Aghadi

Sambhaji Raje from Kolhapur, who has declared running in the Rajya Sabha elections as an independent, is due to join the Shiv Sena on Monday. Shiv Sena will give the Rajya Sabha nomination, said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s message was delivered to Sambhaji Raje. A Shiv Sena minister also met with Sambhaji Raje. Sambhaji Raje is not ready to join Shiv Sena. On the other hand, he has given a proposal to Shiv Sena and NCP to give additional votes of Mahavikas Aghadi. The deadline for submitting applications is 31.

Shiv Sena has announced that it will contest for two of the six seats in the Rajya Sabha. Sanjay Raut’s candidacy for a seat is considered secure. Sambhaji Raje was appointed as a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha six years ago on behalf of BJP. Even then, Sambhaji Raje served as MP for six years as an independent. He too this time is preparing to stand for election as an independent. But it’s impossible to match the math of victory if the independents fight. Although BJP has an additional 22 votes, it will be challenged for an additional 20 votes.


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Major police action to stop bullying in Kalyan; Against 12 thugs…

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Sachin Gunjal, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kalyan Circle 3, has led action against the mass vandalism that has been on the rise in Kalyan-Dombivali in recent days. After cracking down on criminals in Sarai under the MPDA to curb the rise in crime, the Kalyan Coal Mining Police has now cracked down on 12 defendants arrested and involved in a ransom case. This is the first case in Kalyan where 12 defendants have been attacked at the same time.

The crimes like robbery, robbery, robbery, night riots, vehicle vandalism, etc. have increased in Kalyan-Dombivali. Especially in the eastern part of Kalyan, local gangsters have been trying to terrorize people for the past few days. There have been many incidents of swords, iron spears, canes, shooting during birthday parties, etc. In this context, DCP Sachin Gunjal had instructed ACP Umesh Mane-Patil from Kalyan and ACP Jay More from Dombivali to catch the culprits and stop the crime. Consequently, the police registered a case against 12 defendants in connection with the robbery and assault that took place in Kalyan East on April 14 and arrested 8 of them. One of the accused is a minor, while the police are looking for the rest of the accused. All of the defendants have been charged with murder, kidnapping, extortion, robbery and intimidation.

Since 12 to 17 cases have been registered against each of the accused, it becomes clear that all the accused are criminals in Sarai. ACP Umesh Mane Patil said action was taken against all defendants under the Offenses Against Collectives Act (MOCCA). Eight of the accused have been arrested by police and the search for the remaining four continues, Deputy Commissioner of Police Umesh Mane Patil said.


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