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Lawsuit Accuses Enterprise Rent-A-Car of Baltimore Of Discriminating Against Black Appilcants

The Department of Labor is suing the Enterprise Rent-A-Car of Baltimore, LLC for allegedly discriminating against Black applicants seeking entry-level management trainee positions at the company. According to a news release by the DOL, a...

Charleston Church Shooter Requests Trial by Judge, Rather Than Jury

Dylann Roof, the gunman responsible for murdering nine Black parishioners at the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, is hoping to have his fate decided by a judge, rather than a jury. According...

Petition to Remove Judge at the Center of Stanford Rape Case Garners a Million...

Nearly one million people have signed an online petition calling for the impeachment of a California judge who handed down a lenient sentence in the case of a college athlete convicted of rape. Judge Aaron...

Literature So White?: Yale Students Petition to End ‘Oppressive’ Curriculum That Focuses on Literature...

Throughout high school and the early years of college, it's not uncommon for students to study the fathers of English literature — William Shakespeare, TS Elliot, Geoffrey Chaucer, etc. But a group of undergrads...

Lawsuit Alleges Queens High School Principal ‘Ruthlessly Targeted’ Black Teachers with Racist Insults and...

A bombshell lawsuit, released Thursday, reveals the appalling discriminatory behavior of a Queens high school principal toward African-American teachers. The lawsuit, filed by Manhattan's U.S. Attorney's office, accuses Minerva Zanca of purposely discriminating against "every...

South African Students ‘Humiliated’ After Being Denied Entry to Ireland Bar Based on ‘No Blacks...

Two South African students studying in Ireland say they experienced a blatant act of racism after they were denied entry into a popular Irish bar. Ezile Mhlambiso and her friend, Anathi, had hopes of dining...

New Report Reveals 3.4 Percent of Michigan’s Youth Had Elevated Lead Levels in 2015

Lead contamination is shaping up to be a statewide issue for Michigan, as 3.4 percent of its youngest residents tested for lead poisoning last year had elevated levels of the chemical element in their...

Detroit Hitman Confessed to Murder That Sent a 14-Year-Old to Jail, Says Prosecutor Tried...

Nine years ago, a pajama-clad 14-year-old confessed to the murders of four people at a Detroit drug house. Now, a judge has opted to overturn the bogus conviction, years after an experienced hit man...

Ex-Con-Turned-Honor Student ‘Grateful’ to Receive Inaugural Kalief Browder Memorial Scholarship

Conflicted with emotions of joy and sadness, a 46-year-old mother from the Bronx became the inaugural recipient of the Kalief Browder Memorial Scholarship — an award created to honor the short life and tragic...

Kerry Washington Talks Type Casting in Hollywood, Reveals Being Fired from Roles Because She...

Hollywood's type casting of African-American actors is nothing new. On a good day, you'll catch a strong Black female lead on the silver screen. But more often than not, the roles of gangstas, pimps...

Police Claim There’s No Evidence Staten Island Teen Died After Fleeing Racist Mob, Family...

The NYPD is refuting initial reports that a Black teen from Staten Island was a victim of a hate crime. Last week, 16-year-old Dayshen McKenzie suffered a fatal asthma attack after fleeing a racist mob....

Promising Football Star Wrongfully Imprisoned for Rape Disgusted by Sympathetic Ruling for White Stanford...

Fourteen years ago, the dreams of a promising African-American football player were shattered as he sat in a courtroom patiently awaiting a sentence for a crime he didn't commit. Long Beach Polytechnic High School football...

Recent Studies Show Support for Trump is Rooted in ‘Animosity and Resentment’ Towards Blacks,...

Since announcing plans to run for president back in June 2015, real estate tycoon Donald Trump has sprinted to the front of the 2016 presidential race. On his rise to the top, however, he...

‘Unprecedented’ Release of Evidence from Chicago Police Investigations Makes Recordings of Police Shootings Readily...

The city of Chicago suffered severe public scrutiny following the release of dash cam video showing the moment 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was fatally shot by police. The shocking footage sparked protests and left people...

Black Army Commander Wins Miss USA Pageant, Victory Sparks Positive and Negative Reactions

A 26-year-old Army officer took home the crown at Sunday night's Miss USA pageant after delivering a strong response regarding women in the U.S. military. Deshauna Barber, a U.S. Army Logistics Commander for the 988th Quartermaster...

Psychologists Want Medical Professionals to Consider the Negative Effects of Racial Discrimination When Treating...

Making the transition from adolescence to adulthood is hard enough. Throw in the factor of racial discrimination, and the process becomes that much harder. Although the impact of racial discrimination isn't always immediate or...

Pasadena Black Lives Matter Activist Convicted of ‘Felony Lynching’, Could Spend Four Years Behind...

A Black Lives Matter activist in Pasadena, California faces jail time after she was convicted of interfering with a police arrest back in August 2015. According to Democracy now, 29-year-old Jasmine Richards was charged with...

‘I’m Gonna Shoot You, N—–!’: Staten Island Teen Suffers Fatal Asthma Attack After Being...

Sprinting through the streets and ducking behind homes, a Staten Island teen ran for his life as a racist crew chased him and his friends around the city. Unfortunately, the hot pursuit cost the...

Data Scientist Dug Through 2.2M of Virginia’s Sentencing Records to Determine if Income or...

It's a deeply held belief that race plays a major role in criminal sentencing outcomes. A data scientist's probe into Virginia's 2.2 million sentencing records just solidified that belief even more. Lawyer turned data scientist David Colarusso...

Cleveland Man Awarded $22M After Being Brutally Beaten, Locked in Closet for Several Days...

An Ohio man is set to receive $22 million following a 2012 ordeal with police that left him badly beaten and trapped in a closet for several days. According to Cleveland's Fox 8, a Cuyahoga County...
Louisiana Jails

Louisiana May Soon End ‘Cruel’ Practice of Sentencing Juveniles to Life Imprisonment 

The State of Louisiana is looking to make major changes in its juvenile jurisdiction process. According to American Press, state senators voted 36-1 Tuesday for a bill that would grant parole hearings to anyone sentenced...

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