LDF’s Leah Aden Explains Why At-Large Voting Systems Have Helped Cause Louisiana’s “gavel gap” in The Advocate

The Jan. 29 article regarding the Tulane University report on the ‘gavel gap: rightly notes the stark under-representation of women and people of color on the Louisiana state bench, yet does not analyze why this ...

Sherrilyn Ifill Joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber to Discuss Baltimore Police Corruption Trial

Watch LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill join Ari Melber to discuss the ongoing trials of Baltimore Police Detectives Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor, who face racketeering conspiracy and robbery charges.

Sherrilyn Ifill Discusses Baltimore Police Corruption Trial on Democracy Now

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill joined Democracy Now! to discuss the ongoing trial of two Baltimore police officers who are part of what has been described as one ...

LDF’s Marquis Jenkins: Justice for Walter Scott is Not Just a Strong Sentence for Michael Slager, but Also Policing Reform

I wasn’t prepared to hear the news that Michael Slager, the police officer who shot and killed Walter Scott, would have to spend 20 years in prison for depriving him of his civil rights. His ...

LDF’s Todd A. Cox: Praising the “Dream,” Deferring its Promise

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many Senate Republicans released statements or tweets commemorating Dr. King’s legacy of social justice. In a statement, Senator Lindsey Graham said, “We honor Dr. King because he gave ...

Sherrilyn Ifill Pens Op-Ed for TIME: President Trump’s First Year Was an Affront to Civil Rights

When Donald Trump made his campaign pitch to African-American voters in Michigan, he clung to an image of black America that’s as racialized as it is entrenched in the minds of many of his supporters. “You’re living ...

LDF’s Coty Montag Pens Op-Ed for The Hill: Fifty Years On, HUD Abandons Dr. King’s Vision of Integrated Communities

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which Congress passed one week after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. King dedicated the last years of his life to ...

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