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In 1982, four Black attorneys filled a void in the New Mexico legal community.

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UNM Black Law Student Association

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MLK H.S. Essay Competition 2020

New Mexico Black Lawyers Association is hosting the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. High School Essay Competition for current High School Seniors. 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $350, and 3rd place: $150. The deadline is May 25th. Details of the competition.

Standing in Unity with Dr. Charles Becknell Jr.

Albuquerque— Today — The New Mexico Black Lawyers Association stands in unity with Dr. Charles Becknell, Jr. and the Africana Studies program at the University of New Mexico. We strongly condemn the racist, hate-filled death threats against Dr. Charles Becknell, Jr., and his family. For 50 years, Africana Studies has been committed to racial equity and serving, and Dr. Becknell has dedicated his scholarship, teaching, and service to the advancement of the Black community in New Mexico. The threats of a hate-crime that has a long and disturbing history in the United States were made to invoke fear and disunity. Since the 1890s, anti-lynching advocate Ida B. Wells-Barnett showed how lynching was used as a means to terrorize and control Black people.

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About NM Black Lawyers Association

In 1982, four Black attorneys filled a void in the New Mexico legal community. There was no entity in place that addressed the particular needs of African American attorneys in the state. Read More.

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