On October 15, 2019, South Florida’s social justice community lost Jean Robert Lafortune, a committed and engaged servant leader. The history of South Florida’s Haitian community cannot be written without Mr. Lafortune’s important contributions to the many battles waged for justice and dignity.

“Our children are our living messengers to a future we will never see,” says the great Representative Elijah Cummings.

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings, Chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee:

A number of black people born in the United States of America - many of whom not only simultaneously insist they are not Africans, but also ironically and simultaneously insist on being referred to as African Americans - have begun to insist they are the only people who deserve reparations in America.

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