Feb 22

The Honorable Spottswood William Robinson – Educator, Civil Rights Attorney, Federal Judge

By Joe Messa

The MessaLaw Blog is spending the month of February honoring the achievements and contributions of African Americans to America’s legal system. Today, we will discuss the Honorable Spottswood William Robinson, an educator, civil rights attorney, and Federal Judge. Spottswood W. Robinson, III – Legal Career Spottswood William Robinson III was born July 26, 1916 in […]

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Feb 21

The Honorable Amalya Lyle Kearse – Second Circuit Appeals Court Judge and World Class Bridge Player

By Joe Messa

The MessaLaw Blog is spending the month of February honoring the achievements and contributions of African Americans to America’s legal system. Today, we will discuss the Honorable Amalya Lyle Kearse, Second Circuit Appeals Court Judge and champion bridge player. Amalya Lyle Kearse – Legal Career Amalya Lyle Kearse currently serves as a Judge with the […]

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Feb 20

Violette Neatly Anderson – First Woman AND First African American Admitted to Practice Before the Supreme Court

By Joe Messa

The MessaLaw Blog is spending the month of February honoring the achievements and contributions of African Americans to America’s legal system. Today, we will discuss America’s first female black lawyer admitted to practice before the Supreme Court; Violette Neatly Anderson. Violette N. Anderson Violette Neatley Anderson was born in London, England on July 16, 1882, […]

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Feb 15

Thurgood Marhsall – Champion of Civil Rights & First Black Supreme Court Justice

By Joe Messa

The MessaLaw Blog is spending the month of February honoring the achievements and contributions of African Americans to America’s legal system. Today, we will discuss America’s first black Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall. Thurgood Marshall Thurgood Marhsall became the first African American justice of the Supreme Court. His work was instrumental in bringing about the […]

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Feb 06

Amtrak train crash kills two, injures 116 others

By Joe Messa

Over the weekend, an Amtrak passenger train traveling between New York and Miami was wrongly diverted to a side track and crashed into a freight train in South Carolina. Two Amtrak employees were killed and 116 of the 147 passengers on board were injured. Amtrak train 91 should have traveled straight down the tracks but […]

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Feb 06

Charlotte E. Ray – America’s First Female Black Lawyer

By Joe Messa

The MessaLaw Blog is spending the month of February honoring the achievements and contributions of African Americans to America’s legal system. Today, we will discuss America’s first black female lawyer; Charlotte E. Ray. Charlotte E. Ray Charlotte E. Ray is the first black female admitted to practice law in the United States of America. Ms. […]

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Feb 01

Macon Bolling Allen – America’s First Black Lawyer

By Joe Messa

The MessaLaw Blog is spending the month of February honoring the achievements and contributions of African Americans to America’s legal system. Today is February 1st, the first day of Black History Month, and as a celebration of beginnings, we will discuss America’s first black lawyer; Macon Bolling Allen. Macon Bolling Allen Macon Bolling Allen is […]

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Jan 31

Messa & Associates Celebrates Black History Month

By Joe Messa

Tomorrow is February 1st and it marks the beginning of Black History Month, an annual observance in the United States of the contributions of Black Americans to our shared American history. The History of Black History Month Black History Month was first proposed in 1969 by black educators and the Black United Students at Kent […]

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