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News Updates

  • LDF Celebrates Black History


    LDF: 75 Years Shaping Black History

    Black History Month is about celebrating the legacy and contributions of African Americans – past, present and future.

  • Media Highlights on Disparate Impact


    Looking through a fence at public housing buildings

    See the following media accounts regarding the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on the Fair Housing Act in the case Texas v. Inclusive Communities Project.

  • LDF Urges Senate Committee to Not Turn Its Back on Brown


    In a Comment Letter on Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander's Discussion Draft of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization, LDF urges the Chairman to retain the important federal oversight role in education.  As the organization that litigated

    George Pens Argument for ESEA Reauthorization


    LDF Senior Education Policy Counsel Janel George, along with Joseph Bishop and Dwanna Nicole , writes in a Huffington Post blog why it is imperative for Congress to quickly improve and reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA):

  • Proll Adds Voice to Lynch's Nomination


    Loretta Lynch Embraces Eric Holder's Legacy on Civil Rights

    President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department appeared poised for Senate confirmation after two days of hearings in which Loretta Lynch earned the confidence of top Republicans on the Judiciary Committee – sometimes by distancing herself from outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.

    But, to the relief of civil rights advocates, Lynch also pointed to areas of Holder's legacy – particularly involving race – that she plans to continue.