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Louis Vuitton sued over manager’s slave comment about African employees

Fashion house Louis Vuitton is facing a lawsuit after a boss at a flagship store allegedly told an African employee that “Black people are slaves who eat dirt off the floor.” Sales associate Oliver Koffi claims he was in the stock room packing shoes for a customer when his manager began the rant in front […]

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Detroit lawyer racially profiled at Talbots

Portia Roberson, a Detroit lawyer, is the latest black person to be racially profiled while shopping. Roberson went to a suburban Detroit Talbots store to return items. Before she returned them, however, she wanted to try them on. According to her Facebook post, when Roberson emerged from the dressing room, she was confronted by police officers.

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Poll: 63% of population blame blacks for own conditions

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When it come to blacks inability to succeed, 63 percent of the American population feels that it’s their fault. The findings come as part of a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center. In their report, “Beyond Red vs Blue: The Political Typology,” researchers collected data via a national survey of 10,1013 adults between January 23-March […]

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Not even FIFA is immune: fans show up in Blackface at Ghana game

FIFA, the organization in charge of running the World Cup which is currently taking place in Brazil, is considering investigating German fans who chose to wear blackface when their team played Ghana. Pictures of two men in blackface, who appeared to be cheering for Germany, have been circulating the internet. 

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High Schools students’ epic response to offensive flyers makes us all proud

 When a hateful flyer against immigration surfaced in a Brampton, Canada high school, students came up with an epic response. A group called Immigration Watch passed out the offensive flyers around Brampton earlier this year. The flyer shows two images: one of an all-white crowd with the caption “From This…” and another of a group […]

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Heather Booth remembers Freedom Summer 1964

The following post was written by Carla Murphy of Colorlines. It tells the story of Heather Booth, a white participant on Freedom Summer 1964 and appears under the original title of “Remembering Freedom Summer 1964 Heather Booth.” By: Carla Murphy In the summer of 1964—Freedom Summer—more than 1,000 Northern, mainly white students traveled for the […]

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Florida officials says he shouted n-word at shoppers to protect himself

A Florida city commissioner apologized after admitting that he used the n-word because he “felt threatened” during a road rage incident Sunday.

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Former employee: Blacks and Asians denied entry to Dallas bar

A former employee of a Dallas bar says the establishment practiced acts of racism by excluding blacks and Asians from its business. According to Stephanie Guidry, Kung Fun Saloon in Uptown did so by enforcing a strict dress code, but not applying it to its white customers. 

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After 17 years in prison, innocent man finally freed

Roger Logan is finally free after spending nearly 17 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit. Logan was convicted for killing Sherwin Gibbons in Bedford-Stuyvesant, but always maintained his innocence. 

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Breaking: Donald Sterling ends fight with NBA, agrees to sell Clippers

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After mounting pressure from the NBA, the league’s players and the public, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has agreed to sell his team. The announcement came via Sterling’s attorney Maxwell Blecher Wednesday evening. 

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