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New Leader Sets a New Tone for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Sherrilyn Ifill, the new president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, is setting her sights on new wa...


Under Pressure: Justice Department Weighs a Case Against Zimmerman
The Justice Department must decide whether to pursue a criminal civil rights case against George Zi...


NAACP Legal Defense Fund on Discrimination in NYC's Elite High Schools
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund explains how it built a case against the admissions policies currently...


John Payton’s Life as a Civil Rights Champion and Mentor
John Payton, the late president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, had a career as a ch...


Obama Taps Debo Adegbile to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division
President Obama has nominated former NAACP Legal Defense Fund attorney Debo Adegbile to head the ci...


Civil Rights Groups Form United Front on Voting Rights Battleground
Civil rights groups will use the March on Washington to mobilize Americans around voting rights....


Leaders Call for Investigations of Pattern of Police Violence Against Unarmed Blacks
Leaders want Congress and the Justice Department to implement and enforce policies to end such viol...


Civil Rights Leaders Take Administration's Pulse on Key Issues
President Obama and civil rights leaders meet to discuss economic and social issues....


Senate Panel Approves Nomination of Debo Adegbile to Justice Dept. Post
Debo Adegbile, a longtime civil rights lawyer and advocate, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Co...


Growing Chorus for Prosecution of Police in Eric Garner Case
Activists and civil rights groups are calling for the prosecution of police involved in the death o...


NAACP: House Bill Will Take Money From Poor, Minority Students
The organization’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund are seeking to stop the passage of legislatio...


Republican State Lawmakers React to NAACP Charges
Sponsors of new voting bills say that the NAACP is overreacting and the new laws protect voters....


Court to Decide if Firefighter Suit Moves Forward
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday seemed willing to let a group of African Americans s...


Longtime civil rights lawyer William Taylor dies
Longtime civil rights lawyer William Taylor dies...


NAACP and Fayette County Voters File Suit Alleging Voter Disenfranchisement
The lawsuit alleges that the at-large election process prevents Black candidates from winning count...


Obama Picks First Hispanic Nominee for U.S. Supreme Court
President Obama picks Supreme Court Nominee...


Redistricting and Voting Rights Roundup
South Carolina and Texas are not giving up on the fight to preserve their new voting laws....