Tag Archives: racism

After Being Racially Profiled, Taraji P. Henson Sends Her Son to an HBCU

Actress says she plans to send her son to Howard University

Taraji P. Henson opens up about sending her son to Howard University after being racially…

By Courtney Connley

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UVA Students Protest In Response To the Bloody Arrest of Black Honors Student

UVA President ask Virginia governor to conduct an investigation of the case

UVA students protest campus streets in response the bloody arrest of black honors student, Martese…

By Courtney Connley

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Starbucks and USA Today Team Up to Tackle Race

Backlash heats up via social media---with some in support and others calling it an utter nightmare

Starbucks has teamed up with USA Today to tackle racism with a new “Race Together”…

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Data Shows High School Graduation Gaps Narrowing

According to a statement released by the U.S. Department of Education, new data from its…

By Robin White Goode

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MSNBC Hosts Blame Hip-Hop Music for Racist Fraternity Video

Black Twitter creates viral hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery

Black Twitter starts viral hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery following the remarks by MSNBC hosts who defended SAE…

By Courtney Connley

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University of Oklahoma Expels Two Students Involved in Racist Video

School's President David Boren: The school has a 'zero-tolerance policy' for racism

University of Oklahoma expels two students who were identified as leaders of the racist video…

By Courtney Connley

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University of Oklahoma Fraternity Closed After Racist Video Surfaces

School's president calls students in the video 'disgraceful'

Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national organization closes its chapter at the University of Oklahoma after racist…

By Courtney Connley

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TGIF Restaurant Sued for Race Discrimination

The suit reveals management referred to the old location as 'the ghetto store'

A TGI Fridays eatery in Manhattan is facing a lawsuit after ten black former employees…

By Essence Gant

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Sports Anchor Denounces Racist Signs On-Air

"White Power" signs at a basketball game prompted the rant

Blatant racist acts continue to happen at sporting events throughout the country, causing white America…

By Sakina Spruell

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This Day In History: White Supremacist John King Sentenced to Death

Justice was served on Feb. 25, 1999

On June 7, 1998, James Byrd. Jr. was murdered by three white supremacists in Jasper,…

By Cristie Leondis

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Justice Department Files No Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman in Death of Trayvon Martin

The federal department says there wasn't enough evidence for federal civil rights charges

Justice Department files no federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting…

By Courtney Connley

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Zendaya Responds to Racist Hair Comment

The singer blasted back at Giuliana Rancic for her derogatory comments on her locks

At the 2015 Oscars on Feb. 22, 18-year-old singer and Disney star Zendaya opted to…

By Cristie Leondis

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VIDEO: Paris Racism Victim Speaks Out

Black fan who was denied access to train after a European football game says he will file charges

See Video: Chelsea fans racism victim speaks out following abuse on Paris metro.
 
 

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VIDEO: Racism in Sports Goes Viral

Recent Paris football incident brings light to the ongoing discrimination throughout the world

Forget what you’ve heard about racism is an American problem. Oftentimes we have heard people…

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Man Arrested for Bombing Near NAACP Office in Colorado

Police make arrest in connection with last month's explosion near NAACP building

Police make arrest in the NAACP bombing incident that occurred last month

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Justice Department Preparing to Sue Ferguson Police

After Michael Brown's death, action is still being taken for justice

The Justice Department is looking to sue Ferguson, Missouri police department if they do not…

By Courtney Connley

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Fashion & Racism: When Does a ‘Statement’ Go Beyond Just Style?

Beyonce raises eyebrows and ire with All-Star weekend ensemble

Beyonce’s All-Star weekend fashion pick caused some style watchers to give a Scooter LaForge trench…

By Janell Hazelwood

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This Day In History: Nelson Mandela Released from Prison

Today marks the 25th anniversary of his release

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela‘s release from prison, a great day in…

By Cristie Leondis

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New #BlackLivesMatter Course Comes to Dartmouth College

New class will cover America's history of race and violence

Dartmouth College to offer new #BlackLivesMatter course this spring

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This Day in History: First Black Student Enrolls at University of Alabama

Autherine Lucy faced riots and threats to her life, all to desegregate the university

By this day, Autherine Lucy was taking her first classes, facing tremendous challenges, as the…

By Cristie Leondis

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