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NAACP Legal Defense Fund's Sherrilyn Ifill on corporations' role in the fight for equity

It's been a year since corporate America pledged to focus on diversity. A recent analysis shows some progress is being made in boardrooms, though the level remains low. According to ISS Corporate Solutions, there was a near 200% increase in Black appointments to the boards of S&P 500 companies, jumping to 148 for the period between July 2020 and May 2021. Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, joined "Squawk Box" on Wednesday to discuss what she would like to see from corporate America when it comes to speaking out about diversity, equity and inclusion.
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Transcript: Sherrilyn Ifill on "Face the Nation," April 25, 2021

The following is a transcript of an interview with Sherrilyn Ifill, President & Director-Counsel of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, that aired Sunday, April 25, 2021, on "Face the Nation." JOHN DICKERSON: We go now to the president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Sherrilyn...
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Ben Crump, Sherrilyn Ifill top Black Lawyers of Decade list

Leading civil rights attorney Ben Crump is ranked No. 1 on Lawyers of Color’s list of the 10 Most Influential Black Lawyers of the Decade. In ranking the attorneys, Lawyers of Color considered each individual’s media reach, legal pipeline influence, social justice policy impact, and the extent to which each inspires.
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Sherrilyn Ifill: We have to move with urgency on voting rights legislation

Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund says that voting rights should be one of the top priorities for the incoming Biden Administration: "We have to recognize that this country is still on the path to democracy. Voter suppression did not start with Trump, it's been around for quite a long time. And we have to get on with urgency to the democracy issues that have left us so vulnerable."
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Sherrilyn Ifill: 'Exciting' that Kamala Harris is set to make history

Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, joins Andrea Mitchell on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as Kamala Harris is set to make history as the first woman and first Black and South Asian-American to serve as Vice President. Ifill says, "Even as history is being made, we are returning in the United States Senate to a very grim look at representation in that body. There's tremendous work still to be done but nevertheless, incredibly exciting that Kamala Harris is making this move."
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