“Although lynchings have steadily increased in number and barbarity during the last twenty years, there has been no single effort put forth by the many moral and philanthropic forces of the country to put a stop to this wholesale slaughter.” – Ida B. Wells Malcolm Harsch in Victorville, California, on May 31.Dominique Alexander in New … Continue reading Three Black men hanged: ‘No single effort put forth to put a stop to this wholesale slaughter’
Butler Snow partner Orlando R. Richmond Sr. explains the three top reasons lawyers of color are minimized and ultimately leave law firms and what steps firms should take to turn the situation around. https://bit.ly/3cSKShl THE GOOD NEWS FIRST: N.C. Supreme Court Rules on Racial Justice Act Hearings | Time https://bit.ly/37oWE1GBlack Enterprise on Twitter: "NJ Gov. … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #128: A Black Law Partner’s Perspective
The Hon. Thelton Henderson (left), Senior United States District Judge, Northern District of California, with the Hon. Theodore A. McKee, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, at a special reception hosted by EJS in August 2007. 2020 is the 20th anniversary of the Equal Justice Society. Every week leading up to our 20th … Continue reading EJS 20th Anniversary – Reflecting on 2007
I am writing this at 8:44 Wednesday evening after one of the most remarkable days I have experienced. For two weeks, I periodically just broke down sobbing. I think what sets me off is thinking that Mr. Floyd called for his dead mother as he knew he was being murdered.
The Opportunity For All Coalition today celebrated the bipartisan passage of ACA 5 off the State Assembly Floor. The bill, introduced by Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber (D – San Diego), would allow California voters to have their say on equal opportunity programs like affirmative action, for the first time in a generation — as they were banned … Continue reading ACA 5 Passes Assembly Floor Vote; Bill Moves to State Senate
The Equal Justice Society is tremendously honored and humbled to be selected by Tipping Point Community CEO Sam Cobbs as one of three organizations featured as part of their strategic pivot during these unprecedented times. All of us at EJS express our deep gratitude to Sam and everyone at Tipping Point for their belief in … Continue reading Tipping Point Selects Equal Justice Society as One of Three Organizations for Direct Giving
Chris Bridges of the Equal Justice Society appeared on CNN in a June 7, 2020, special report "Unconscious Bias: Facing the Realities of Racism" hosted by CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield exploring the impact of implicit biases in workplaces, schools and communities.
EJS Legal Director Mona Tawatao appeared June 7, 2020, on "Voices for Change," a new show hosted by Greg Lee to amplify conversations about #racialinjustice and social justice in the Bay Area and beyond.