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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. deeply mourns the loss of William Scheide, mentor and friend to successive Director-Counsels, longstanding member of the board, and the organization's most generous individual donor.
Natasha Korgaonkar, Assistant Counsel at LDF, weighs in on the on-going voting law battles leading up to the 2016 general election.
In the wake of the mid-term elections, Leslie Proll, LDF Director of the Washington, D.C. office, implores the returning Senate to make top priority the over 34 judicial nominations awaiting confirmation in an op-ed posted in The Root.
Senate GOP Now Has a Majority. It Shouldn’t Stand in the Way of Judicial Diversity
By: Leslie Proll
Calvin Jerreau Fortenberry is the Director of Communications for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund & Educational Fund. Joining in 2014, Calvin has held Director of Communications roles for both the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) working on government responses to poverty through affordable housing and homelessness prevention initiatives.
Honorees on the 29th Annual List Include Gabrielle Union, LeBron James,
Shonda Rhimes, Pharrell Williams, Kevin Hart and T.D. Jakes
Music Impresario Quincy Jones will receive the EBONY Achievement Award