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Sherrilyn Ifill Stepping Down as Head of NAACP Legal Defense Fund in 2022

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*Prominent civil rights lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill is stepping down as the head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund next spring.  Ifil, who made Time’s annual 100 Most Influential People list this year, has presided over the group for nearly a decade. As reported by The Hill, Ifill will be succeeded by Janai Nelson, who currently […]

Common, Mellody Hobson Assisting Starbucks in Today’s Racial Sensitivity Training (Watch)

[videowaywire video_id=”2A1F018A6C6D660D”] *Some 8000 Starbucks spots across the country will be closed this afternoon for racial sensitivity training after last month’s viral incident in Philly, when two black men were needlessly arrested for choosing not to order while waiting on the arrival of a business contact. Employees will gather at the stores where they work […]

‘A Perilous Path’: EUR Book Review by Kam Williams

*“We are definitely in challenging times. A lot of things so many of us fought for are being deliberately and actively rolled back, trampled on. “But what we’re really seeing, which we have not seen in fifty years, is the peeling away of the role of government–the move away from protecting the disenfranchised, the move […]