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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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The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a scathing report on the Ferguson Police Department and the city government. Initiated in the wake of the riots over the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown in 2013, the document revealed a racial bias so profound in Ferguson that it is reminiscent of the 1950s segregated South.…

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The transgender equality movement has not only been about representation in the media and the arts, it’s also been about creating equal laws in our legal system for the transgender communities, which have been tragically underserved and disregarded by the law. However, the trans community scored a major win for equality this week when it…

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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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Recent findings from the Justice Department reveal a horrifying trend among the nation’s law enforcement. The data shows that blacks are being killed by police in high numbers across local police departments. The data released covers a seven year period ending in 2012 that among other things that black males under the age of 20…

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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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A powerful group of black preachers have called for the impeachment of Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder is the nation’s first black attorney general and was appointed by President Barack Obama. This fact has not stopped the Rev. Bill Owens, leader of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), from saying that Holder must go…

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PHILADELPHIA – In conjunction with the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the historic “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,” including Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the 2013 National Urban League Conference gets underway, appropriately enough, in the City of Brotherly Love. Operating within the prism of “Rebuild America” with jobs…

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The NAACP, “outraged” over the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, is demanding that the U.S. Department of Justice prosecute Zimmerman for shooting Trayvon Martin. “We are outraged and heartbroken over today’s verdict,” NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said in a statement. “We will pursue civil rights charges with the Department of Justice, we…

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George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin by six female jurors. However, there is still a chance that Zimmerman can face incarceration in the future. According to reports, the Justice Department, headed by Attorney General Eric Holder, will conduct their own investigation into Martin’s death. After initially opening an investigation in 2012,…

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Michelle Obama used the Congressional Black Caucus’ signature event to rivet the audience, urging them to to turn out in droves for the upcoming ]November election.Getting about a dozen ovations — which struck a stark contrast to her husband, President Obama’s controversial speech a year ago at the same event — Obama owned the annual…

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According to a new Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS poll, a large majority of voters in the all-important “swing” states of Ohio, Florida and Wisconsin — three key swing states that have adopted controversial voting laws over the last two years — back these measures and largely agree with conservatives that they are designed to prevent people…

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