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Newsletter March 2021

Newsletter March 2021 National News: We are excited to see the ACLU appoint Deborah Archer to the position of President. She is the first Black President in the ACLU’s 101 year history. Archer, 1st generation daughter of Jamaican immigrants, is a professor at New York University, graduate of Yale Law School, and winner of several awards for her civil rights work, legal work, and written pieces, among many other accomplishments.  She has stated in several media interviews that the top priority for the ACLU will be on social justice and civil rights, including Reparations.        Continue reading

NBC Newsletter Jan/Feb2021

Happy Black History Month to All!      National News: It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that on  January 20, 2021, Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first woman/first person of color to hold the position of Vice President of the United States. A surprising development came out of this as well. During the inauguration of Harris and Joe Biden as President, Amanda Gormon, the youngest Poet Laureate to date, delivered a powerful poem titled The Hill We Climb that sent reverberations throughout America and the world.  Gormon is featured in several interviews and now has two bestsellers at the top of the Amazon book list, although they will not come out until September!  The titles of Gormon’s books are The Hill We Climb (a debut collection of Ms. Gordon’s poems) and Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem (a picture book for children). She has also signed a contract with IMG Modeling agency, famous for such models as Gigi and Bella Hadid. She will also appear at the upcoming Superbowl. Continue reading