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NAACP Legal Defense Fund Releases Detailed Report on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Record

he NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) today released an in-depth report analyzing the civil rights record of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in advance of Kavanaugh’s nomination hearings, which are scheduled to begin next week. ...

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Statement on Death of Jamel Myles by Executive Director, David Johns, National Black Justice Coalition

“This tragedy is a horrific reminder of why the National Black Justice Coalition does the work that we do. ...

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‘Black Panther’ Renews Interest in African Heritage Theme Park

     That defining moment has for a long time been the motivation for Heritage City - The African Kingdoms and Empires Theme Park Project pioneered by a group of Africans and African Americans under the umbrella of the Heritage City Group, which funded a business plan and conceptual designs for the project in 2004. ...

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Howard University Swim Team Set to Demonstrate Their Talent at the 2020 Olympics

The Howard University student is grabbing everyone’s attention with her breaststrokes. She’s been consistent and has been so good at it that Bison has been tipped to have her represent Cape Verde during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. ...

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Criticism of Rev. Jasper Williams follows his remarks at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

     Saying his subject was “Aretha the Queen of Soul,” Rev. Jasper Williams of the Salem Bible Church in Atlanta gave the audience gathered for Aretha Franklin’s funeral a few unexpected memories laced with political commentary. ...

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ACLU Files Brief Supporting Harvard University in Admissions Lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Massachusetts filed a friend-of-court brief supporting Harvard University’s right to consider race as one of many factors in a whole-person admissions process. ...

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African American Judge, John C. Lawson, honored by the Los Angeles County Deputy Probation Officers Union

The Honorable John C. Lawson II who is the current Supervising Judge of the Juvenile Delinquency Courts for Los Angeles County, has been awarded its Leadership Award. ...

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NNPA Officials Statement on the passing of Senator John McCain

“John McCain’s integrity and courage were his greatest virtues. His national leadership example is still needed today not only in the U.S. Senate, but also in every state, city and town across America.” ...

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Voter Suppression Scheme Snuffed Out In Georgia

  “Our community partners beat back a voter suppression scheme that was being undertaken by officials in Randolph County. Remarkably, officials were trying to shutter 7 of 9 polling sites in this poor, majority Black community ...

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Court Certifies Statewide Class Action in Lawsuit Challenging Systemic Deficiencies in Louisiana Public Defense System

A Louisiana trial court yesterday granted class-action status to a lawsuit that challenges the state’s broken public defense system, creating a path for system-wide reforms for people in need of appointed counsel.  The case, Allen et. al. v. Bel Edwards et. al, is set to go to trial in January. ...

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