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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
Choosing Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director–Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., to address the large luncheon crowd at the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference last Thursday was a no-brainer.
Yes, she is well equipped to tackle the ramifications of the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.
Should Federal Gov. Intervene In Ferguson?
Should the Federal Government step in to ensure justice is served in the Michael Brown case? Janai Nelson, NAACP Legal Defense debates Jason Riley, Wall Street Journal Editorial Board member.
Thirteen Leading Civil Rights Organizations Issue Call for Action and Reforms in Response to Ferguson Tragedy8/18/14
"What, since Sunday, has been done to give the community confidence that justice will be done?" Ifill asked on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd" the morning of August 18th.
"The unrest you see here is the frustration in the absence of leadership, the absence of accountability," Ifill said. "Those leaders need to come forward, stand before the people who elected them, and be accountable: explain what they expect to happen, explain the timetable, explain what their intentions are."