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  • Justices Silent Over Execution Drug Secrecy


    WASHINGTON (AP) — No one on the Supreme Court objected publicly when the justices voted to let Arizona proceed with the execution of Joseph Wood, who unsuccessfully sought information about the drugs that would be used to kill him.

    Inmates in Florida and Missouri went to their deaths by lethal injection in the preceding weeks after the high court refused to block their executions. Again, no justice said the executions should be stopped.

  • LDF Calls on House Majority Leader to Champion Voting Rights


    On the opinion pages of The Hill, Leslie Proll , director of NAACP LDF's Washington, D.C.

  • On MSNBC's "The Last Word" Ifill Condemns Police Brutality


    After Daniel Pantaleo -- an NYPD officer sworn to serve and protect New Yorkers -- was filmed using a chokehold on Staten Island resident Eric Garner, who later died, new video surfaces of a separate violent arrest in Harlem.

    On MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell Sherrilyn Ifill discusses NYC's long history of police brutality and the lack of accountability for the police's excessive use of force against New York's communities of color.

  • Ifill Asks in Essence Magazine "What Will It Take to Integrate Our Schools?"


    In an op-ed for Essence Magazine, Sherrilyn Ifill reflects on school integration, busing, and housing segregation during the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

    Ifill reflects on her childhood in which she attended an integrated school in Queens, New York where she was the lone Black girl in her class.

  • Veronica Joice Discusses Detroit Water Crisis on Roland Martin


    How Detroit Is Making Water A Racial Hot Button

    Detroit is in the middle of a water crisis that has captured the nation’s attention. Thousands of Detroit residents may have their water turned off over past due balances. Veronica Joice along with Demeeko Williams and Cirtrose Garmer debated this highly contested topic on “NewsOne Now.” Listen to their entire conversation below.