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Samantha Erskine joins the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) in its New York office as Senior Director of Development.
In Louisiana parish, a fight for black voting rights
In Louisiana parish, a fight for black voting rights, MSNBC reports that Terrebonne Parish has never elected a black judge, even though one in five parish residents is African-American, and that the Parish re-elected a white parish judge who had been suspended for wearing black-face as part of a racist parody Halloween costume.
Closing the Pipeline
A coalition of local and national organizations is calling for Virginia to place a moratorium on out-of-school suspensions, which disproportionately affect African-American students.