Former NAACP president joins tech investment firm, hopes to give opportunity to minorities

  • by: MARTHA MENDOZA , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 4, 2014 - 1:35 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Just months after stepping down as head of the nation's largest civil rights organization, former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is changing his career from an East Coast political activist to a West Coast venture capitalist, a switch he hopes will help further his goal of growing opportunities for blacks and Latinos in the booming tech economy.

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