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We’re covering the 101st NAACP National Convention in Kansas City this week. The scheduled speakers include First Lady Michelle Obama (on Monday, July 12th), Lisa Jackson – Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous and a host of others. We’re particularly interested in a panel which will include Senator Roland Burris (Illinois), Representative Barbara Lee (California), Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee (Texas), and Representative Bobby Scott (Virginia).

The Kansas City Convention Center, site of the 101st NAACP National Convention.

Yes, they gave us media credentials, so we’ll be pedaling as fast as we can when it comes to trying to keep up with content.

We have the credential on the far left. Photo courtesy of the NAACP.

This afternoon we’ll attend a press conference with EPA Administrator Jackson and the national leadership of the NAACP.

Our filing home away from home this week.