In its heyday, NCBL
housed the Community Organization Legal Assistance Project that helped community organizations incorporate and provided legal advice and assistance to their officers and directors.
After the ensuing gun battle, in which a local police officer died, the RNA members were charged with treason and murder, and Lumumba, then the mid-west Vice President of the RNA, became the spokesperson for the defendants and assisted NCBL lawyer John Brittain in their representation.
Upon graduation, with NCBL member Jeffrey Edison, he formed a law firm dedicated to representing the Black community and Black revolutionaries in particular.
In November 1979 he gave an address at the United Nations on behalf of NCBL at Black Solidarity Day, sponsored by the National Coalition for Black Human Rights.
The federal judge agreed, claiming that Lumumba was a member of a "terrorist organization" and citing the lawyer's statement that "we must take our land and win our independence ultimately by force." NCBL successfully fought for Lumumba's right of representation.
He helped create the Joint Affirmative Action Coordinating Center, a coalition of the National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL), the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the National Lawyers Guild.
By January 1969 he had become the first and founding director of NCBL, and by the end of that year he had resigned from the NAACP to work for NCBL full time.(71) Haywood possessed
a dedication to building organizations - especially NCBL - that was rare in a litigator.
They killed and wounded inmates and hostage guards alike."(9) Haywood, then Director of the NCBL, joined by lawyers from the National Lawyers Guild, went to attica immediately after the killings.
While such estimates, even coupled with losses incurred by NCBL
, NBA and a few other pullouts, would hardly sink California's already ailing economy, the collective impact of more cancellations could be considerable.
THE NATIONAL Collegiate Basketball League (NCBL) was formally launched yesterday at Technological Institute of the Philippines Manila campus.
The competition is designed to showcase the NCBL's efforts to hold college basketball games in a new way.