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Juneteenth On Cover Of New Yorker Magazine!

Juneteenth On Cover Of New Yorker Magazine!

To commemorate the newest federal holiday, the New Yorker commissioned Elizabeth Colomba to illustrate the cover. You can read the article online and/or pick up a copy at your nearest newsstand! Here is an excerpt of the interview: Elizabeth Colomba: “I’ve learned a lot during the process of creating the cover. Juneteenth is considered the […]

Rev. Al Sharptons's Statement In Support of Biden Executive Order on Policing. Calls For Senate To Pass George Floyd Justice In Policing Act.

Rev. Al Sharptons’s Statement In Support of Biden Executive Order on Policing. Calls For Senate To Pass George Floyd Justice In Policing Act.

Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), issued the following statement on President Biden’s executive order set to be announced tomorrow. The release coincides with the second anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd, which sparked a national movement for police reform. On Wednesday, Rev. Sharpton will appear at […]

Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton Celebrates Mother’s Day at Glen Cove Senior Center

Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton Celebrates Mother’s Day at Glen Cove Senior Center

Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D – Glen Cove) celebrated Mother’s Day at the Glen Cove Senior Center on Friday, May 6. During the gathering, Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton delivered scented sachets as she greeted Senior Center members and wished all the moms in attendance a happy and healthy Mother’s Day weekend.  

Actum Continues Rapid Growth with Addition of Ruben Diaz Jr.: Former Bronx Borough President Joins as Co-Chair; Expands Actum’s Formidable Global Reach

Actum Continues Rapid Growth with Addition of Ruben Diaz Jr.: Former Bronx Borough President Joins as Co-Chair; Expands Actum’s Formidable Global Reach

Actum LLC, the fastest growing public strategy firm in the United States, today announces Ruben Diaz Jr. has joined the company as Co-Chair. The former Bronx Borough President and New York State Assemblymember brings unprecedented experience and a deep network to Actum’s leadership team and valuable guidance on the inner workings of government for clients. […]

Diverse Coalition Of Nonprofit Groups Sponsor Historic, Non-Partisan Forum For New York Gubernatorial Candidates On Hunger, Poverty, Food Issues

Diverse Coalition Of Nonprofit Groups Sponsor Historic, Non-Partisan Forum For New York Gubernatorial Candidates On Hunger, Poverty, Food Issues

More than 40 respected non-profit and advocacy groups throughout New York co-sponsored a non-partisan forum online for New York gubernatorial candidates on hunger, poverty, and food issues. The questions covered a range of topics, including SNAP benefits (formerly known as Food Stamps), increases to the minimum wage, universal school meals, and the state’s farmers. Hundreds […]

Civil Rights Organizations Demand Congressional Leaders Decriminalize Marijuana

Civil Rights Organizations Demand Congressional Leaders Decriminalize Marijuana

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union urged congressional leadership to pass the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act. The most comprehensive piece of marijuana reform ever considered by Congress, the MORE Act is bipartisan legislation that made history when it first passed the House two years […]

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER COSPONSORS KEY RACIAL JUSTICE REFORM BILL

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER COSPONSORS KEY RACIAL JUSTICE REFORM BILL

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) became a cosponsor of the EQUAL Act, a bipartisan bill that would fully and finally eliminate the federal sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine. The disparity is one of the worst vestiges of the failed War on Drugs, and has devastated poor and Black communities in New York […]

The Trend with Justin A Williams Podcast: The Civil Rights Movement Began In The Gilded Age?

The Trend with Justin A Williams Podcast: The Civil Rights Movement Began In The Gilded Age?

When we reflect on the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and after, we know the names we were taught in school. But, in fact, the first leaders to press for equal treatment for all, especially freed slaves, were the men and women brave enough to in the 1880s. President Benjamin Harrison was one of […]

Early Care and Education Policies Must Advance Equity, Protect Civil Rights

Early Care and Education Policies Must Advance Equity, Protect Civil Rights

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, along with 46 civil rights and education organizations, today released Civil Rights Principles for Early Care and Education. The principles outline how decision makers at all levels can ensure an education system that offers meaningful equal opportunity and success for all children, especially those who have been […]

Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump Announces Lawsuit On Behalf Of Derrick Harris, Former Wu-Tang Clan Producer Wrongfully Imprisoned For Four Years

Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump Announces Lawsuit On Behalf Of Derrick Harris, Former Wu-Tang Clan Producer Wrongfully Imprisoned For Four Years

Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump of Ben Crump Law, attorneys Craig Phemister and Ellie Silverman of Napoli Shkolnik, and Derrick Harris held a news conference on March 3 to announce the filing of a lawsuit against the City of New York. The City was a primary player in the unjustified […]

Tennessee State Senator Katrina Robinson Sentencing Delayed, In The Meanwhile Expresses Concerns For Constituent Representation

Tennessee State Senator Katrina Robinson Sentencing Delayed, In The Meanwhile Expresses Concerns For Constituent Representation

On February 24, 2022 Federal Judge Sheryl Lipman called a preliminary hearing in relation to Tennessee Senator Katrina Robinson’s sentencing hearing scheduled for March 3, 2022. In the hearing, prosecutors attempted to switch their theory and approach for the third time over the course of the trial. Judge Lipman commented that she was “uncomfortable with […]

A Collective Of Black Women Leaders Celebrate And Congratulate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson On Historic Nomination To The U.S. Supreme Court And Announce Effort To Support Her

A Collective Of Black Women Leaders Celebrate And Congratulate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson On Historic Nomination To The U.S. Supreme Court And Announce Effort To Support Her

Leaders of national Black women’s organizations and networks celebrated and congratulated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her nomination to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. The historic nomination writes a new chapter in the history of Black women in America and in our democracy. Recognized as one of the brightest, most principled legal minds in […]

Dr. Beverly Wright On “Putting Justice At The Heart Of The Climate Fight”

Dr. Beverly Wright On “Putting Justice At The Heart Of The Climate Fight”

Dr. Beverly Wright, executive director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) and advisor to the Biden White House as a member of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, was recently featured in Yale Environment 360 and A&E’s Voices Magnified Series highlighting the need to center environmental justice in all climate action. […]

Civil Rights Organizations Urge Senate To Confirm Paul Monteiro To Lead Community Relations Service

Civil Rights Organizations Urge Senate To Confirm Paul Monteiro To Lead Community Relations Service

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and more than two dozen civil and human rights organizations wrote the Senate Judiciary Committee members to support the swift confirmation of Paul Monteiro as director of the Community Relations Service (CRS) at the Department of Justice. The groups referenced Monteiro’s expertise in combating hate crimes and […]

Episode 201/ The Trend Podcast With Justin A Williams: How to Win Reparations Lawsuits With Deadria Farmer-Paellmann

Episode 201/ The Trend Podcast With Justin A Williams: How to Win Reparations Lawsuits With Deadria Farmer-Paellmann

In 2005, Deadria Farmer-Paellmann scored a major victory thanks to her research against several blue chip corporations which linked them to the slave trade. The result: a major apology and $20 million directed towards the African American community. With more victories over the years and a lifetime of lessons learned in the pursuit of rectifying […]