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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
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In the wake of the Supreme Court's review of Shelby County v. Holder, a case challenging the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has launched an oral history project in which viewers are asked to share their memories about the passage of the Act and how it changed their lives or communities. Even those not old enough to remember passage of the Act are encouraged to share how the Voting Rights Act has affected their community. Viewers have only 3 minutes to share their story.
Don't let Sandy become another Katrina: Opinion
The first allocations of the $50.5 billion in federal Hurricane Sandy relief aid, approved late last month, are headed the Northeast’s way. The announcements were welcome news to people still struggling in Sandy’s aftermath, but if policymakers aren’t careful, they could bungle relief efforts in ways we haven’t seen since Hurricane Katrina.
Update 3-27-2013: HANO revises its criminal background policy. Click here to learn more.
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The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) today applauds the issuance of final regulations by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that endorse use of the “disparate impact” standard under the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
When I heard that University of Maryland law school professor Sherrilyn Ifill had taken the reins of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, I was deep into the reading a new book about the early life of Thurgood Marshall.