Tag Archives: NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

President Barack Obama introduces Solicitor General Elena Kagan as his choice for Supreme Court Justice. (Source: Associated Press)

Race in College Admissions: LDF and MALDEF Respond to Fisher v. University of Texas Decision

Scalia stuns Court: Should black students go to 'lesser' schools?

Race in college admissions is on the docket at the Supreme Court–examining whether or not…

By Robin White Goode

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Every Student Succeeds Act Becomes Law

New bill shows promise, but can states be trusted?

The House and Senate have passed the Every Student Succeeds Act, and President Obama has…

By Robin White Goode

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NAACP Legal Defense Fund Urges Court to Count All People in State Redistricting

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Case Today That Threatens to Fundamentally Alter Legislative Representation

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund supports retaining current legislative processes and not redistricting schemes that…

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Black Students Expelled at a Higher Rate in 13 Southern States

In some districts, all the expelled students were black

An analysis shows black students expelled in 13 Southern states at rates higher than those…

By Robin White Goode

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NAACP Legal Defense Honors Late President with Fellowship for Lawyers

New opportunity will provide advanced career opportunities for civil rights litigators

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund launches new fellowship program to honor late president John…

By Courtney Connley

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60 Years Later: Sherrilyn Ifill On the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund President says education equality is one of many civil rights issues today

President of NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund talks the anniversary of Brown’s decision and…

By Courtney Connley

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Though African American men and white men smoke cigarettes at roughly the same rate—25.5% compared with 23.6%—black men are 37% more likely to develop lung cancer and 22% more likely to die from it. For black women, lung cancer occurs at roughly the same rate as it does in white women, according to an American Lung Association report. Though the reason for the disparity is unclear, it appears to be the result of a confluence of factors such as genetics and access to healthcare.

Talking Points: What You Need to Know

Though African American men and white men smoke cigarettes at roughly the same rate—25.5% compared…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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