Dear Chicago Community: You are invited to a Town Hall briefing (civil society consultation) with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD). This human rights briefing will be held next Thursday, October 20, from 10:30a-1p, at the NEIU Carruthers...Read more.
On January 30, 2016, the National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL) Michigan chapter will host Black Movement-Law Project trainers for back-to-back sessions on Legal Observing (with a special emphasis on race, power & privilege) and Jail Support. BMLP has worked in Ferguson, Baltimore, Cleveland and throughout the country to support communities as they demonstrate against police brutality and systemic racism. We hope this training and meeting will serve to build ties between lawyers, legal workers, and organizers in Detroit, and to catalyze stronger legal infrastructure and movement-building in the city.Read more.
Billions of dollars are pouring into Detroit for the construction of an urban rail line, a hockey arena and accompanying entertainment complexes, restaurants, upscale housing and much more. Meanwhile, the water services for thousands of Detroit families have been terminated, and thousands more will suffer the same fate.Read more.
NCBL denounces the fatal hate crime committed by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke against 17-year old LaQuan McDonald on October 20, 2014. NCBL further denounces the investigative misconduct, prosecutorial delay and political obfuscation that occurred following LaQuan McDonald’s murder; such tactics are a crime against the public interest and longstanding international human rights principles.Read more.
DURHAM, NC –The National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL), a progressive bar association of judges, lawyers, law students, legal workers, and activists will host its 46th annual conference October 8-11, 2015 in Durham, NC at the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law “to address the ongoing assault on the civil and human rights of African Americans”.Read more.