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The Power of Now
On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at the Time Warner Center, LDF hosted SHOWDOWN: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America, a talk with Wil Haygood and Sherrilyn Ifill. SHOWDOWN was recently named one of the "best books of the year" by the Washington Post.
Civil Rights Groups Sue Alabama Over Voter ID Law
Watch Roland Martin, Scott Douglas from Greater Birmingham Ministries and Bernard Simelton, President of the Alabama NAACP [with Deuel Ross, LDF Assistant Counsel] discuss the lawsuit against Alabama over their discriminatory Voter ID law in the video clip below.
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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has vigorously promoted educational equity over its seventy-five year existence. Since its passage in 1965, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has served as our nation’s best promise for providing greater access to quality educational opportunities for all of our children. This federal civil rights law has helped to hold states accountable for ensuring that factors such as income or geography are not barriers to quality education.
It's often said that compromise gives something to everyone but leaves nobody happy. Case in point is the bipartisan effort to replace "No Child Left Behind" with a new, federal education reform called, "Every Child Succeeds." We hear where and how Republicans and Democrats agree to disagree.
Later on the program the despair and outrage of migrants trapped at the border between Greece and Macedonia now that Europe has changed the rules about who's allowed in and who's not.
Civil Rights Organizations File Brief Urging Appellate Court to Protect Students from Predatory For-Profit Colleges12/01/15