wendell_anthony_web.jpgDETROIT (AP) _ The Detroit branch of the NAACP is behind in sending cash to the civil rights group's national office, a status that has spoiled a well-known pastor's bid for a board seat.


The Rev. Wendell Anthony tells the Detroit Free Press that the Detroit branch owes $46,000. He blames it on the weak economy but promises to settle the problem by the end of the year.

Anthony is president of the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He wanted to run for a seat on the national board but was turned down.

The Free Press says Detroit delegates at the NAACP's July convention couldn't vote on resolutions. NAACP spokesman Chris Fleming declined to comment.

Some Detroit members are surprised and disappointed by the problem.


Pictured:  Rev. Wendell Anthony