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The Power of Now
The Atlanta Journal Constitution profiles "What's at Stake in Fayette Voting Rights Fight." In the piece, the AJC looks ahead to the week of November 16 when "U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten Sr. will revisit a case looking at how Fayette County elects its leaders. He’ll hear arguments for and against at-large voting. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund, on behalf of 10 black Fayette residents, says district voting would be a better way to elect representatives. They say at-large elections dilute minority voting strength.
Samantha Erskine joins the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) in its New York office as Senior Director of Development.
2015 National Fair Housing Conference, Residential Segregation
Housing policy experts talked about residential segregation and diversity in U.S. cities.
“The Problem We All Live With: Residential Segregation” was part of “A Call to Advance Housing Rights and Opportunities,” the 2015 National Fair Housing Training and Policy Conference, held at HUD’s national headquarters.
In Louisiana parish, a fight for black voting rights
In Louisiana parish, a fight for black voting rights, MSNBC reports that Terrebonne Parish has never elected a black judge, even though one in five parish residents is African-American, and that the Parish re-elected a white parish judge who had been suspended for wearing black-face as part of a racist parody Halloween costume.