Bank of America Corp was ordered to pay $2.18 million to more than 1,100 black job applicants over racial discrimination in hiring.
The suit ruled that the bank’s practices kept qualified candidates from getting jobs.
Shortly after the George Zimmerman verdict 1Hood Media spoke to 3 of its students about being a young Black man in America. Their answers may surprise you.
A few weeks ago, we reported on Russell Simmons’ “The Harriet Tubman Sextape,” a satirical attempt at revisionist history.
The bit argued that Harriet Tubman’s ability to free slaves was in result of her sleeping with her white master and video taping it for blackmail.
In response to criticism of the video, Simmons took it down and apologized. Game over, right? Wrong.
Simmons appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show last night, and Hall brought up the incident.
Simmons explained what happened from his point of view, but made sure to note that those who had the most beef with him about the video are “do nothing negroes…[who] tried to turn him into Paula Deen.”
Check out the clip:
What do you think of Simmon’s response to both Andre Leon Talley and other, less famous folks who demanded that he be held accountable for the content?
Has Russell done enough for black folks to get a pass for this kind of mistake? Thoughts on the clip?
Sound off below!
Far too many Black youth continue to be demonized, criminalized and murdered.
Enough is enough!
In response to this intensifying crisis, the Black Youth Project (BYP) has launched “The Pledge.”
With “The Pledge,” we are asking individuals and organizations to close ranks around black youth and make a commitment to take action and fight with black youth as they confront a relentless crisis. We at the BYP believe that each person can make a difference by doing something!
By taking The Pledge we not only articulate our concern about black youth, but symbolically unite our voices with others who will work to confront this crisis.
If we each take action, whether it is starting a group, signing a petition, or mentoring a young person in your neighborhood, then we all become a part of the solution.
Stand With Black Youth!