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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
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WASHINGTON – Just as a cloture petition was filed in the Senate for Congressman Mel Watt’s nomination to be the next director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), civil and human rights groups are calling for his swift confirmation.
Two national organizations have joined forces to help Black families in crisis after creditworthiness standards were abruptly changed for the Parent PLUS Loan program, which provides federal financial aid to college students.
Sherrilyn Ifill had an extensive conversation with Tavis Smiley on his show talking about LDF's work fighting for fairer drug sentences, supporting HBCU students adversely affected by Parent PLUS loan changes, and our recent SCOTUS case on a
LDF is honored and humbled to receive an award from the Filipino American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (FALDEF) at their first Gala and Awards night. We will be named among a host of other individuals and organizations as 2013 Defend, Serve, Educate (DSE) Trailblazer Awardees.
Christina Swarns, Interim Director of Litigation and Director of the Criminal Justice Practice at LDF attended a performance of the new Broadway adaptation of "A Time to Kill," which is based on John Grisham's bestselling novel and a popular motion picture.