In 1991 federal Judge Henry Woods approved a legal settlement to increase the number of African American judges in the state. Known as the Hunt decree, it created 10 judicial seats in five predominantly black subdistricts out of the state's 24 judicial districts. Before the decree was enacted there were no Black circuit judges. Today […]
By Debrah Mitchell and Kesha Zaffino In celebration of Women’s International Day on March 8, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center hosted Black Women on the Bench luncheon, highlighting the five African American women judges in Pulaski County. Circuit court judges Tjuana Byrd Manning, Cara Connors, LaTonya Honorable, Shanice Johnson, and district court judge Rita Bailey […]
TRANSFORMING BLACK-LED ARKANSAS CITIES AND TOWNS WITH $96 MILLION INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT Members of the Arkansas Black Mayors Association (ABMA) are set to receive a $95.9 million investment for nineteen watershed projects that will transform Black-led communities across the state. The association in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agri-culture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS) […]
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