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House Chairs Tell Barr They Expect Mueller Report to Be Made Public

 Today, the chairs of six committees in the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to Attorney General William Barr to inform him of their expectation that he will make Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report public “without delay and to the maximum extent permitted by law.” ...

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A New Year’s Resolution for Children in New York: School Improvement

If we want to improve education outcomes and strengthen our state, we need to improve our schools and assure that every child has access to a high-quality education, no matter their zip code or the color of their skin. ...

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In Memoriam: Russell Bertrand Sugarmon Jr. – civil rights ‘giant’

     As a member of the Memphis Branch NAACP, Mr. Sugarmon was instrumental in using the law to fight legal battles to desegregate public transportation, schools and restaurants. A graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Rutgers University and Harvard Law School, he became a judge in 1987 and was re-elected numerous times. ...

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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Applauds New York’s Efforts to Protect Right to Vote for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Last week, seeking to build upon recent victories in New York’s historic legislative session, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law sent a letter to Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Heastie encouraging the enactment of legislation that will restore voting rights for all New Yorkers who are on parole. ...

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Ford Fund announces inaugural HBC-You Mobility Challenge $25,000 grant opportunity

     The HBC-You Mobility Challenge is officially open and details regarding the program can be found at http://fgb.life. The last day to submit proposals is March 31, 2019 and winners will be announced in May 2019. The program launch is part of Ford Fund’s Black History Month Ford Goes Further in OUR Community campaign. ...

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Alabama Publisher Calls for KKK to ‘Night Ride Again’ and ‘Clean Out’ D.C.

     “If we could get the Klan to go up there and clean out D.C., we’d all been better off,” Sutton told the Montgomery Reporter after news broke of his editorial. The editorial has gained national attention and condemnation.  ...

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Sierra Leone honors Dr. Jane Goodall during three-day anniversary tour setting stage for tourism debut

Sierra Leone will welcome Dr. Jane Goodall (DBE, anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace), the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, during her three-day visit to the country, February 27 to March 1st where, 27 years ago, she was instrumental in the founding of the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary. The three-day visit highlights the emerging conservation movement in Sierra Leone as well as the country’s re- ...

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NFL Settles Collusion Case with Kaepernick

     The settlement comes just one day after it was revealed that the former San Francisco 49er, who led the team to a Super Bowl in 2013, turned down a contract offer to play in a new developmental league. ...

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There Are 64,000 Missing Black Women and Girls in the United States and No One Seems to Care

Over the years, a disturbingly disproportionate number of Black women and girls across the United States have gone missing. What’s even more alarming is that the media coverag e and legislation that missing Black girls are getting seems to be lacking compared to missing white girls. ...

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NAACP Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Freedom Fighting

“Had there been no May 17, 1954 (the day the Supreme Court ruled in Brown V. Board of Education), I’m not sure there would have been a Little Rock. I’m not sure there would have been a Martin Luther King Jr., or Rosa Parks, had it not been for May 17, 1954. It created an environment for us to push, for us to pull,” Lewis said. ...

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