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NAACP kicking off annual convention at Mandalay Bay

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NAACP kicking off annual convention at Mandalay Bay

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Jul 18, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The NAACP is kicking off its 105th annual convention this weekend at Mandalay Bay.

Action News got a preview of what to expect during the conference, as leaders discussed ways to address current civil rights issues.

The theme for this year's convention is "All In For Justice and Equality."

This is also the first convention for Cornell William Brooks as the NAACP's new president.

"This will be an extraordinary week. This promises to be a transformative week for the NAACP and it will undoubtedly be a week in which we contribute to the well-being of our country," said Brooks.

A number of speakers are also on the agenda including Nevada Sen. Harry Reid.

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.