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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
2013 has been particularly eventful for those of us working to protect civil rights. LDF has been aggressively involved in safeguarding all Americans' civil rights -- in particular -- the right to vote. Read below for a look back on this historic year.
Sherrilyn Ifill writes in The Root today that pop culture and social media scandals like Paula Deen and Duck Dynasty distract us from meaningful civil rights and social justice challenges that should command our full attention.
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund mourns the passing of Dr. Ken Edelin, a longtime champion of women's rights, and a senior board member at LDF. Dr. Edelin joined the board in 1986 and steadfastly promoted LDF's values and mission.
LDF is delighted that President Obama has nominated Sharon Y. Bowen to be the next Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). This appointment is a welcome addition to the President's recent appointment of women and African Americans to key positions in the financial regulatory regime. If confirmed, Ms.
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Statement from Sherrilyn A. Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.