Former President of the NAACP Ben Jealous has a new gig.

Jealous has been tabbed to help an Oakland-based venture capital firm with “socially conscious” investing.

From SFGate:

His assignment as a venture partner with Kapor Capital and the Kapor Center for Social Impact: create a freeway to the tech world from poor communities of color where now there is little more than a trail. Only 6 percent of U.S. tech workers are African American and 7 percent are Latino; 15 percent are Asian American and 71 percent are non-Hispanic white, according to 2011 census data.

Read more at SFGate

Jealous, who is credited with reviving the NAACP during his tenure which ended in December, is a lifelong activist.

Congratulations Mr. Jealous.

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