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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
Sherrilyn Ifill Urges Congress to Keep Brown's Promise and Ensure Equal Educational Opportunity in ESEA5/11/15
As we approach the 61st Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which invalidated racial apartheid in our nation's public schools, Sherrilyn Ifill urges Congress to preserve the federal role of holding states accountable for promoting equal access to educational opportunity in Education Week op-ed.
Janai Nelson Joins Melissa Harris-Perry in a Discussion on How Housing Policies Influence Baltimore Segregation5/09/15
Baltimore and US history of housing segregation
"More than 100 years of housing policy -- from segregation laws to restrictive covenants to urban renewal to the subprime mortgage crisis -- have created a Baltimore that is segregated and deeply unequal to this day. MHP and her guests [including Janai Nelson] discuss."
LDF Statement on Department of Justice’s Announcement of Federal Probe of Baltimore Police Department5/08/15
Today, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) commends the Department of Justice (DOJ) for launching a federal investigation of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) to determine whether BPD has engaged in a “pattern or practice” of violations of the Constitution and federal civil rights laws. The decision comes after Baltimore's young people, clergy, elected officials, and civil rights leaders, including LDF, asked U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to initiate such an investigation earlier this week.
Friday letters: Democracy in action
Right to vote
Sherrilyn Ifill Among Panelists Discussing Law Enforcement and Communities of Color at W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s America Healing Conference5/07/15
Experts advance solutions for healing relationships between law enforcement and communities of color at America Healing Conference