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The Power of Now
Policy Wonks and Advocates Critique Obama’s State of the Union
Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
On the Eve of President Obama’s Last State of the Union Address, LDF Celebrates Civil Rights Successes, But Urges President to Focus on Five Urgent Equality Issues1/11/16
ESSA Offers Opportunity to Combat School Pushout
Fifty-five years ago, on January 9, 1961, when the University of Georgia (UGA) accepted its first two black students—Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter-Gault —America marked a key milestone in the battle for racial justice, equal rights, and an inclusive society. UGA’s integration eventually led to the desegregation of other universities throughout the South, and helped overcome barriers in higher education for people of color across the country.
Following Perjury Indictment of State Trooper Involved in Traffic Stop and Arrest of Sandra Bland, LDF Renews Call for Commonsense Reforms to Eliminate Racially-Biased Policing in Texas and Across the Nation1/07/16