LDF Statement on Police Commissioner’s Decision to Fire Pantaleo

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Today, over five years after NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo killed Eric Garner with an illegal chokehold, Police Commissioner James O’Neill announced that Pantaleo has been fired from the Department. “For five years Eric Garner’s family ...

LDF to Fight Against Proposed HUD Rule Weakening Disparate Impact

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) is committed to fighting a proposed rule that is part of the Trump Administration’s broad attack on fair housing and civil rights. On Monday, the U.S. Department ...

LDF’s Katurah Topps on Ferguson Five Years Later

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Five years ago, a Ferguson police officer killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, and the nation turned its attention to the deeply entrenched racism that infected the Ferguson Police Department, municipal courts and city ...

LDF’s Janell Byrd-Chichester and Dr. Algernon Austin on Three Policies that Address Rural vs. Urban Divide in America

Source: Salon

It is an ugly time in America. The recent horrific acts of domestic terrorism have many Americans rethinking going to the local shopping center, the county fair, or out to dinner, lest we be shot ...

LDF Joins Coalition Urging Tech Companies to Enact Meaningful Changes

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) joined The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 45 civil rights, public interest, labor, faith, and technology organizations in a statement ahead of today’s ...

LDF’s Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele in Blavity Op-Ed: It’s Time to Get Out The People (Not Just The Vote)

Source: Blavity We are beyond the days when Black voters had to jump through blatantly racist hoops at the polls, such as reciting the entire constitution, meeting morality character requirements, or proving that our grandfathers ...

Civil Rights and Gun Reform Groups Host Rally to Denounce Hate and Demand Action

Read a PDF of this statement here.  On Tuesday, August 6, Voto Latino, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, MoveOn, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Service Employees International Union, Labor Council ...