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  • On MSNBC's "The Last Word" Ifill Condemns Police Brutality


    After Daniel Pantaleo -- an NYPD officer sworn to serve and protect New Yorkers -- was filmed using a chokehold on Staten Island resident Eric Garner, who later died, new video surfaces of a separate violent arrest in Harlem.

    On MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell Sherrilyn Ifill discusses NYC's long history of police brutality and the lack of accountability for the police's excessive use of force against New York's communities of color.

  • Ifill Asks in Essence Magazine "What Will It Take to Integrate Our Schools?"


    In an op-ed for Essence Magazine, Sherrilyn Ifill reflects on school integration, busing, and housing segregation during the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

    Ifill reflects on her childhood in which she attended an integrated school in Queens, New York where she was the lone Black girl in her class.

  • Veronica Joice Discusses Detroit Water Crisis on Roland Martin


    How Detroit Is Making Water A Racial Hot Button

    Detroit is in the middle of a water crisis that has captured the nation’s attention. Thousands of Detroit residents may have their water turned off over past due balances. Veronica Joice along with Demeeko Williams and Cirtrose Garmer debated this highly contested topic on “NewsOne Now.” Listen to their entire conversation below.

  • Haygood Talks Voting Rights at NAACP Conference


    State legislatures in the past few years have made more than 250 attempts to pass laws to roll back voting rights and 22 states have approved such laws, NAACP panelists said Tuesday, accusing Republicans of trying to quash the growing minority vote.

  • Ifill Talks Police Brutality, Eric Garner with Roland Martin


    Staten Island resident, Eric Garner, died Thursday after a NYPD officer subdued him with a chokehold. Cell phone footage captured at the scene of the tragic event shows Garner screaming that he could not breathe after the move, banned by NYPD, was applied.