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The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) congratulated Judge Andre Davis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit as he steps down from active service today.
Judge Davis is the first and only African American to represent Maryland on the Fourth Circuit, which includes Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the Carolinas.
Johnathan Smith Testifies in Maryland in Support of Legislation That Would Protect Workers from Harassment2/26/14
Today, Assistant Counsel Johnathan Smith testified before the Maryland House of Delegate’s Health and Government Operations Committee in support of House Bill 1350, the “Fair Employment Preservation Act of 2014,” which seeks to ensure that employees facing unlawful supervisor harassment in the workplace are adequately protected.
It is with great sadness that LDF mourns the passing of Chokwe Lumumba, the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. Mayor Lumumba was a revered civil rights lawyer, a human rights activist, and, as the co-founder of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, a true revolutionary. He devoted himself completely to principles of freedom and self-determination for black people.