NAACP’s Bond takes Bush to task

From Times News Reports

Board Chairman Julian Bond said Sunday that the NAACP was needed now more than ever because the Bush administration had done little to support blacks.

On such issues as the administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina, the war in Iraq and immigration, Bush has seen his presidency questioned, Bond said in his address at the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People’s convention in Detroit.

Bond said 37 million Americans -- including almost a quarter of blacks -- lived in poverty, an increase of more than 5 million during Bush’s tenure.