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Wyclef Jean was the headliner at the Andrew J. Young International Leadership Awards and 85th birthday tribute this past weekend held at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta. The event gathered civil rights leaders, pastors, and the real Atlanta movers and shakers all under one roof. These were the folks that helped make Atlanta great again…

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Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, marked the first day of Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing. Civil rights leaders provided immediate reaction and discussed his deplorable civil and human rights record. The Leadership Conference’s president, Wade Henderson, submitted a statement for the record regarding Jeff Sessions’ “decades-long record of racial insensitivity, bias against immigrants, disregard for…

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After more than two years of campaigning, President-elect Donald Trump will take the Oval Office. Trump will now sit behind the president’s desk known as the “Resolute desk,” a gift from Great Britain made from the hull of the 19th-century warship HMS Resolute. According to White House Museum website: “Every president since Hayes — except Presidents…

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After five months of delay and vicious political sparring, the nation finally has its first Black female attorney general. Loretta Lynch was confirmed yesterday by a Senate vote of 56 to 43, which included 10 Republicans voting for her. The confirmation of Lynch to replace Eric Holder was met by stiff Republican resistance with some…

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President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate federal prosecutor, Loretta Lynch, as the replacement for outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. If confirmed, this will make Lynch the first black woman to head the Justice Department. Lynch, 55, is the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York. The area covers Brooklyn, Queens,…

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  In an unprecedented move by an attorney general, Eric Holder visited the embattled city of Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday. Holder described his decision to visit and initiate an investigation into the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown as “deeply personal.” Holder went on to state to media, “I am the Attorney General of the United…

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Attorney General Eric Holder was the special guest speaker on the opening day of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Conference in New York City. After a few words from Rev. Sharpton, Holder spoke to the attendees about social responsibility and emphasized the work that NAN has done in the community and throughout the country in the name of justice.

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With all of the buzz surrounding President Obama‘s ‘best looking’ comment toward his friend and California Attorney General Kamala Harris, we couldn’t help but to dig deeper into the staff.  Throughout Obama’s speech at a recent Democratic fundraiser, a lot of compliments were dished out, but none taken as seriously as Harris’ comment.  Though many…

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The U.S. Congress passed the Fair Sentencing Act in August 2010, reducing the 100-to-1 disparity between minimum sentences for crack and powder cocaine to 18 to 1. The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted this summer to make the reduced crack penalties retroactive, which means that more than 12,000 current inmates are eligible for reduced sentences. Before…

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