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53 Years of


  • The National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL) is an association of lawyers, scholars, judges, legal workers, law students, and legal activists. 

  • We exist for the purpose of enhancing our professional strength and skill for the benefit of the Black community in its struggle for full social political and economic rights.

  • We seek to utilize the vehicles of the law to advance the fight against racism (white supremacy) and the inequities it produces.

  • We produce justice.

"A luta continua; vitória é certa!"
"The struggle continues; victory is certain!"

Welcome to NCBL! Checkmate.

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Human Rights Violations in the United States

by Lennox S. Hinds

“An essential resource when it was first published in 1978, Lennox Hinds’ new edition of Illusions of Justice reminds us of the importance of combining local and international legal resistance with ongoing movement organizing. Progressive legal workers, scholars and activists alike will appreciate the valuable historical context offered by this text for those of us involved in contemporary battles against racist and heteropatriarchal state violence.”

~ Angela Y. Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita

History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies

University of California, Santa Cruz

“....a superb resource for all scholars, practitioners and activists interested in civil and human rights in America and throughout the world. Thoroughly researched and persuasively argued.”

~ Bernard K. Freamon, Professor of Law Emeritus

Seton Hall Law School

“Illusions of Justice remains an important resource for scholars, researchers and lawyers – as well as activists. Likewise, it continues to provide substantial guidance for the civil rights and human rights movements.…I plan to consult the work while writing my own book on political imprisonment.

“Moreover, the added chapters (i.e., Death Penalty, Abuse of Power by Police) further bolster the vast volume of cases.”

~ Michael Welch, Ph.D., Professor Criminal Justice

Rutgers University, USA

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Black Family Summit

Many of you were justly outraged last year when news reports exposed the inhumane treatment of Haitian immigrants at the U.S. – Mexico border.

This is your opportunity

to give aid to Our Haitian

Brothers & Sisters

facing displacement.


“L’Union Fait La Force”

“Unity Makes Strength”

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