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New York prosecutor says she was forced to quit after complaining about racism

Katherine A. Lemire was a top lawyer for NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly until she decided to take a position at another firm. Now, she has filed a lawsuit against her new place of employment, alleging that she was forced to quit after sticking up for a black co-worker. Lemire filed the lawsuit against Michael Stapleton […]

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‘They Are Still Our Slaves’ author breaks down the demise of black people, continued rise of whites to power

For years, we’ve seen letters claiming to be written by white, racist members of society who have the system of slavery. We may no longer be in chains, but we cannot deny the fact that in many ways, black people remain in bondage. The latest letter on keeping the black race inferior is one that […]

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Rich residents of small town seek to secede from poor predominantly black residential area

The more affluent members of East Baton Rouge Parish are seeking to create a new city. The formation of the new city, St. George, would place a border around the much wealthier and whiter part of the parish. The findings come in light of a new report commissioned by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and […]

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Los Angeles firefighter awarded $1.1M in racial bias suit

A Los Angeles civil court jury has awarded $1.1 million to a black firefighter who said he was racially discriminated against for almost 30 years. Jabari S. Jumaane claims he endured racial bias, harassment and retaliation while working for the Los Angeles Fire Department. 

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Buy Buy Baby: the latest store to drive the racism train?

Store chain Buy Buy Baby is facing allegations of racism. Last January, Damon and David Harvey visited a Buy Buy Baby in Long Island to purchase gifts for a family baby shower. They selected three items, which totaled more than $1,000. When they tried to pay with cash, the store supervisor refused to accept the […]

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NAACP urges authorities to charge white students with felony hate-crime

The NAACP is calling on prosecutors to file felony hate-crime charges against four white students who allegedly harassed a black student at San Jose State University. The students currently face misdemeanor hate-crime and battery charges.

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On death row for being black? The case of Duane Buck

Texas’ highest criminal court rejected an appeal from a convicted murderer where supporters charge that his death sentence was unfairly based on his race. Duane Buck, 50, was convicted and sent to death row for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and a man at her apartment in 1995.

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High School football team cancels rest of season due to racist bullying

Everyone’s familiar with Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin’s claims that teammate Richie Incognito harassed and bullied him. Now a Massachusetts high school football team has canceled the rest of their season due to similar allegations. Lunenburg High School decided to take action after multiple accounts of racism towards one of its players and players […]

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Students at University of Cincinnati protest, warn prospects of ‘racist’ campus

A few weeks ago, we reported on students at UCLA protesting the paucity of black male students on campus. Now, students at the University of Cincinnati are protesting for the very same reason. A week and a half ago, Ronald Jackson, who had been appointed dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, resigned after […]

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Judge to decide on Wisconsin voter ID law next year

Two lawsuits currently challenging Wisconsin’s voter ID law will have to wait until next year for a ruling. John Ulin, with the support of a wave of black and Hispanic legislators in the state argued that the 2011 law, Act 23, has has a disproportionately negative impact on voters of color; a direct violation of […]

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