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    Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Voting Rights

    Lawmakers and advocates testified on voting rights and the new Georgia election law at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. The first panel included testimony by Senator Raphael Warnock…

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    Discussion on Contested Election Preparations

    The Aspen Institute hosted a virtual discussion with representatives from media, legal, and civil rights organizations on preparing for a contested election. They discussed voter…

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    House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Police Reform

    Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, testified before the House Judiciary Committee one day after the funeral of his brother, who died while in custody of the Minneapolis police. He spoke at a hearing on racial…

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    Voting Rights and Election Safety During Coronavirus Pandemic

    The House Administration Subcommittee on Elections held a virtual hearing on voting rights and election safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. Witnesses included NAACP Legal Defense and…

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    Unexampled Courage

    Federal Judge Richard Gergel recalled the blinding of African American World War II veteran Isaac Woodard by South Carolina police in 1946 and the subsequent political and judicial response.…

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    National Action Network Annual MLK Breakfast

    Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network hosted its annual breakfast on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Notable speakers included former Vice President Joe Biden, Martin Luther King…

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    Artificial Intelligence, Part 2

    The Washington Post hosted a series of panel discussions on artificial intelligence and its increasing utility in everyday life. In this portion, panelists talked about growing concerns of…

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    Civil Rights

    UnidosUS, formerly known as the National Council of La Raza, held its annual convention and hosted an afternoon discussion focusing on civil rights and activism. Panelists included the presidents…

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    Housing Policy

    Community leaders, historians, and policymakers participated in a discussion on the 50th anniversary of Federal Housing Act and its aim to prevent discrimination in the housing industry.…

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    Voting Rights

    Senate Democrats heard testimony from a number of policy experts on the state of voting rights in the U.S. following the establishment of the Trump administration’s Presidential Advisory…

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    Civil Rights and Policing Practices

    Advocates, law enforcement, and Justice Department officials testified on the federal government’s role in local policing practices and their impact on the ground.

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    2015 National Fair Housing Conference, Residential Segregation

    Housing policy experts talked about residential segregation and diversity in U.S. cities. “The Problem We All Live With: Residential Segregation” was part of “A Call to Advance Housing Rights and…

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    Voting Rights Then and Now

    Panelists talked about the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its impact on voting rights today. They spoke about the obstacles faced by African Americans in the Reconstruction…

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    Health Care Subsidies Supreme Court Case Reaction

    Participants spoke to the press after the Supreme Court issued a ruling in King v. Burwell, upholding federal health care subsidies on a 6-3 vote.

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    Selma March Commemorative Church Service

    Reverends Al Sharpton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Attorney General Eric Holder, and others participated in a church service commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma to…

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    President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Part 4

    Leaders of several civil rights organizations talked about ways to promote effective crime reduction and build public trust of law enforcement. They spoke at the first meeting of the…

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    Voter Identification Laws and the 2014 Midterm Elections

    Election experts Sherrilyn Ifill and Hans von Spakovsky spoke at a National Press Club Newsmaker event on the potential impact on the 2014 midterm elections of state voter identification…

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    60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at an NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund luncheon commemorating the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Following Attorney General Holder’s…

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    Brown v. Board of Education

    Sherrilyn Ifill talked by remote video from New York City about the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case’s 60th anniversary, the effects of school desegregation in the U.S., and the status of…

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    Realize the Dream Rally and March

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke at the Lincoln Memorial at a “Realize the Dream” commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and…

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