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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
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LDF is delighted that President Obama has nominated Sharon Y. Bowen to be the next Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). This appointment is a welcome addition to the President's recent appointment of women and African Americans to key positions in the financial regulatory regime. If confirmed, Ms.
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Statement from Sherrilyn A. Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Agreement Reached to Move Forward Important Work to Reduce Racial, Ethnic and Economic Isolation of Hartford School Children12/13/13
HARTFORD – The Center for Children’s Advocacy, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., (LDF) and attorney Wesley Horton today signed another one year agreement with the Connecticut State Department of Education and the City of Hartford in Sheff v. O’Neill, Connecticut’s groundbreaking educational equity case. The agreement follows Stipulations and Orders signed in 2003, 2008 and 2013 by the parties which were designed to reduce the racial and ethnic isolation of Hartford’s public school students.
The following is a statement from LDF's President and Director-Counsel, Sherrilyn Ifill:
KUHF, an NPR affiliate radio station in Houston, Texas, reported on the federal investigation into the Bryan Independent School District's policy of citing criminal misdemeanors for normative childlike behavior.
Excerpt from the show's transcript:
When De’angelo Rollins started sixth grade here at Stephen F. Austin, he was excited. It’s a middle school in Bryan about an hour and half hour northwest of Houston.
But soon there were problems.