Habari Gani is Swahili for: “What’s the news?”
The NEWS for you is: EMPOWERMENT.
Here’s your EMPOWERMENT LESSON for the week of November 18:
This Week’s Black History Icon: 5 Things To Know About Loren Miller
In ADDITION to being the FIRST U.S. attorney to win unqualified verdicts outlawing housing covenants, Loren Miller ALSO:
- Worked as editor of the California Eagle
- Wrote the majority of the appellate briefs for Brown v. Board of Education
- Worked with the ACLU to challenge Japanese internment during WWII
- Was one of the leading civil rights attorneys in the fight against African American housing discrimination
- Alongside Langston Hughes, traveled to Russia to film a documentary on African American life in the U.S.
Extra tidbits: As journalism was his first love, Miller also served as editor of The New Masses and assistant editor of the Crusader News Agency, both headquartered in New York. In 1968, Seattle-based Loren Miller Bar Association was established to combat institutionalized racism and social and economic disparities affecting African Americans. Plagued with shortness of breath, Miller worked tirelessly for African Americans until the week prior to his death.