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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund supports the decision of the Brooklyn grand jury to indict NYPD Officer Peter Liang for the crime of manslaughter in the killing of Akai Gurley in November of 2014. Mr. Gurley was, in the words of New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, a “total innocent,” who was shot and killed while walking in the stairwell of the Pink Houses, a public housing development in Brooklyn.
Fair opportunity eludes black voters
"Because at-large voting erects a barrier to black voters' electoral opportunities, plaintiffs to the lawsuit seek a remedial district in which black voters are the majority of the voters in one of the five districts, which will elect one of the five judges for the 32nd JDC.
Media Highlights from NWLC and LDF Report "Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity"2/09/15
Black History Month is about celebrating the legacy and contributions of African Americans – past, present and future.