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People magazine sued for racism

A former black editor for People Magazine is suing the company for racism. Tatasha Robertson was reportedly the only black editor at the magazine. She says she was terminated from her job because of the color of her skin. 

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After racist rant, cop who pushed Don Lemon relieved of duty

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A St. Louis police officer who was seen on CNN earlier this week pushing Don Lemon back during a live broadcast from Ferguson, Missouri has been dismissed of his duty. The decision came after officials saw a video of an hour-long speech he delivered that included hate speech against African-Americans, the LGBT community and President Obama. 

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12-year Navy veteran discharged for refusing to cut hair

A 12-year Navy veteran has been discharged for refusing to cut her hair or wear a wig as demanded by officials. Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jessica Sims is described as an exemplary sailor. For most of her time in the Navy, she had kept her hair in natural locks with a bun for most of […]

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Racist message spray-painted on black-owned downtown venue

A popular black-owned venue in Chicago was tagged with a racist message on its wall. “N—– GO HOME” was spray-painted in large white letters on the front wall of Nouveau Tavern at 358 W. Ontario St. The club has a predominantly black clientele. 

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In Ezell Ford shooting death, protesters continue to demand answers

Hundreds of protesters rallied outside of the Los Angeles Police Department’s headquarters over the death of an unarmed man fatally shot by police last week. Ezell Ford, 25, was killed during a confrontation with police on Aug. 11. Demonstrators called for a complete investigation into his death. 

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The price of blackness in America

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The following post originally appears on Gawker. It was written by Lanre Akinsiku. By: Lanre Akinsiku In undergrad, I drove a ’92 Ford Taurus that just hulked, tank-like, up and down the streets of Berkeley. The thing was conspicuous, an ocean liner. I was pulled over all the time, once or twice a week at one point. Often […]

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Governor declares state of emergency and curfew in Missouri

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Missouri governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed an overnight curfew in Ferguson over the weekend. The move is an attempt to quell disturbances that have shaken up the city since a Ferguson police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. 

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Black UIC employee accuses staff of racism

A black employee at the University of Illinois at Chicago says his job was made a “living hell” due to taunts by co-workers. Chuck Conner, 49, who is a mechanic at the institution, says he’s received a black Santa Claus and a rope in the form of a noose while working there. 

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Teacher who was called ‘white trash’ wins $350,000 lawsuit

A former Maryland teacher has won a $350,000 jury award after accusing the school system of discriminating against him because he is white. In his lawsuit against the Prince County George’s school board, Jon Everhart alleged that a black principal forced him out of his job because of his race.

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Study: whites support harsher criminal laws if mostly blacks are getting arrested

According to a new study, white people support harsher criminal laws as long as blacks are the ones getting arrested. The findings come after whites were presented with evidence that our criminal justice system disproportionately targets black people. 

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