Wendy Fields was sworn in last week as the new president of the Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch of the NAACP. She hadn't plan to run. "I was sought out by community leaders, by pastors and community members. People were hurting," Fields said. She has scheduled a public reception for the community to meet her and the new NAACP board on Friday, Feb. 22 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Fetzer Center at Western Michigan University.