President & Director-Counsel of LDF (NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund), the nation's premier civil rights law organization. Tweets are my own.

Joined June 2013
This is the one thing of which I am certain. We fight on. @60Minutes
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"I don’t know of anything in the history of Black people in this country in which I’ve read some account in which it ended with, “and then they gave up.” That’s just not what we do. I know we work for the future of our children and our grandchildren and their children."
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Wait, wait, he said all of this?
If you saw any Catholics freaking out about Pope Francis being on a roll yesterday, this is what they were referring to.
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Was so wonderful to see the opening of #Chicken&Biscuits at the Circle in the Square last week starring the great @normlewis777⁩ anchoring a lovely cast. #BroadwayIsBack
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BREAKING: Major League Baseball teams will provide housing for minor league baseball players starting in 2022, sources tell ESPN. Details on the monumental change @espn: es.pn/3pcaIqk
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This.
The one thing I rarely see people bring up in regards to the labor shortage is that 700,000 people died
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"We are the only democracy in the world that doesn't grant equal rights to its own capital." @Sifill_LDF, @MayorBowser, and @EleanorNorton discuss why #DCStatehood is important to the entire nation. invidious.fdn.fr/watch?v=6oKt0Uez…
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Fascinating. "A 25-year veteran of the Capitol Police Department faces charges for allegedly encouraging a Jan. 6 rioter to cover his tracks on social media after the insurrection." thedailybeast.com/capitol-co…
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Thank you @SenatorTester.
There's nothing more fundamental to our democracy than the right to vote. With my Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, I'm fighting to make sure all eligible voters have fair and equal access to the ballot box.
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.@RepAdamSchiff-"We cannot ignore that the former president among many other acts was on the phone with the sec. of state of #Georgia urging [them] to find 11,780 votes that don't exist. Practically anyone else that did this would be under indictment already" #TheReidOut #reiders
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Well, I’m gonna regret it, but it’s the season. For tonight I’m going with the brilliant actress Karen Black in the 1970s tour de force, Trilogy of Terror. Haven’t rewatched in 20 years (the question is why was I allowed to watch it as a kid?). Whew!
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A month from TODAY, The 1619 Project book will finally be in the world. We have painstakingly expanded it, taking the good-faith criticism to heart, inviting even more historians to write, consult and peer review. At more than 600 pages, it is truly breathtaking in its expanse.
I am so honored to reveal the covers of the first #1619Project books: THE 1619 PROJECT: A NEW ORIGIN STORY, which dramatically expands the original project, & the children's picture book BORN ON THE WATER, both to publish by @OneWorldLit Nov. 16. Info at 1619books.com
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Just listened to @ACLU @Alexa_KM’s superb SCOTUS argument in EMW Women’s Surgical Center. I love to hear mastery of procedure & she was just outstanding. But….how did I not know she is a #Messi stan?
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You can listen to @Alexa_KM’s argument here. supremecourt.gov/oral_argume…
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Wow. @solangeknowles is making important contributions at such a unique and impressive level.
Solange Launches Free Library of Rare, Out-of-print Books by Black Authors Starting Monday, readers can borrow one of 50 rare and out-of-print titles, mailed to them completely free of charge, from Saint Heron Library. hyperallergic.com/685127/sol…
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If you missed @JoyAnnReid ‘s riveting interview with fmr Queen Anne County, MD’s School Superintendent Dr. @AndreaKanePGSE, please watch. The rising far right movement to target Black educators who speak/teach about racism and to take over school boards, is worth your attention.
.@AndreaKanePGSE: "We were as Black people called everything. Animals. They talked about how we all needed to be killed." #TheReidOut #reiders
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Motivates us every day. So proud of our team @NAACP_LDF for our unrelenting fight and determination. #VOTE
John Lewis sent out the call to "vote like never before." So we did. Now, efforts happening all across the nation are attempting to diminish our voice, but we will not be silenced. We're calling on the Senate to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
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