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The Power of Now
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) applauds Friday’s announcement of President Barack Obama granting commutations of sentences to 95 individuals and pardons to two individuals. With Friday’s commutations, President Obama has granted a total of 184 commutations during his time in office, the most of any president since the Johnson Administration and more than the last five presidents combined. Of Friday’s 95 commutees, an overwhelming majority of these individuals were incarcerated for drug offenses.
In her Dec. 11 opinion for Hamilton and Griffin on Rights, Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), asks and answers what is this country’s theory of democracy?
What's different about the latest challenge to Affirmative Action?
Should race be a consideration in college admissions? For the second time in three years, the Supreme Court justices are considering the constitutionality of that question. Gwen Ifill examines the opposing viewpoints with Richard Kahlenberg of the Century Foundation and Janai Nelson of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
On All In with Chris Hayes, Sherrilyn Ifill Looks to Baltimore's Future in the Aftermath of Freddie Gray's Death12/12/15
Back to Baltimore: What is next
Long-time resident Sherrilyn Ifill, President of the [NAACP Legal Defense Fund,] and author D. Watkins, who grew up in Baltimore, talk with Chris Hayes about how the city can move forward, even as the trials begin for the six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.