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Twitter hired more women, Black, Latinx in 2018

Twitter now has 40.2 per cent female, 4.5 per cent African-American and 3.9 per cent Latinx employees, the company has announced.
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Tanishaa Mukerji claims she faced racism in US hotel: Unfortunate to experience this in a land that stands for liberty

Tanishaa Mukerji said that an African-American employee made insensitive remarks about her during her stay at a hotel
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Surveillance Video Released in Former School Employee`s Racist Outburst in Connecticut Store [Video]Surveillance Video Released in Former School Employee`s Racist Outburst in Connecticut Store

Police have released new videos in the case of a woman accused of calling an African-American man a racial slur multiple times at an East Haven ShopRite.

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Panel Discussion: Historic African American Migration [Video]Panel Discussion: Historic African American Migration

Panelist Dr. Margaret Lee, Dr. Renee Escoffery-Torres, Dr. Margaret Bristow and Ms. Audrey Williams talk about the different forms of African migration from forced during slavery to voluntary as blacks..

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Charles Keith, Reds' first African American usher, dies [Video]Charles Keith, Reds' first African American usher, dies

Charles Keith, the Cincinnati Reds' first African American usher, died at 81 years old.

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Charles Keith, Reds' first African American usher, dies [Video]Charles Keith, Reds' first African American usher, dies

Charles Keith, the Cincinnati Reds' first African American usher, died at 81 years old.

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Leveling the playing field for homeowners [Video]Leveling the playing field for homeowners

A 2018 Brookings Institution study suggests predominantly African-American neighborhoods across the country are still coping with the results of a practice called 'redlining.'

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How urban spaces can preserve history and build community | Walter Hood [Video]How urban spaces can preserve history and build community | Walter Hood

Can public spaces both reclaim the past and embrace the future? Landscape architect Walter Hood has explored this question over the course of an iconic career, with projects ranging from Lafayette..

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How police and the public can create safer neighborhoods together | Tracie Keesee [Video]How police and the public can create safer neighborhoods together | Tracie Keesee

We all want to be safe, and our safety is intertwined, says Tracie Keesee, cofounder of the Center for Policing Equity. Sharing lessons she's learned from 25 years as a police officer, Keesee reflects..

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More than 100 community members celebrate the legacy of the first African American congresswoman [Video]More than 100 community members celebrate the legacy of the first African American congresswoman

In celebration of National Women's History Month, community members paid tribute on Saturday to former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm.

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LAWSUIT: Former Ferndale Police chief feared 'black man' would become new chief [Video]LAWSUIT: Former Ferndale Police chief feared 'black man' would become new chief

A retired Ferndale Police lieutenant has launched scathing accusations against the former police chief in a lawsuit, accusing Timothy Collins of not promoting him because he feared it would pave the..

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LAWSUIT: Former Ferndale Police chief feared 'black man' would become new chief [Video]LAWSUIT: Former Ferndale Police chief feared 'black man' would become new chief

A retired Ferndale Police lieutenant has launched scathing accusations against the former police chief in a lawsuit, accusing Timothy Collins of not promoting him because he feared it would pave the..

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Smollett pleads 'not guilty' to felony charges [Video]Smollett pleads 'not guilty' to felony charges

"Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court on Thursday to new charges that he falsely reported to police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault on a city..

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Ratings Tank for First ‘Empire’ Since Smollett Arrest [Video]Ratings Tank for First ‘Empire’ Since Smollett Arrest

“Empire” returned from its winter hiatus on Wednesday, airing its first original episode since star Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with filing a false police report. The episode..

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'Empire' Actor Smollett In Chicago Court Charged With Lying About Attack [Video]'Empire' Actor Smollett In Chicago Court Charged With Lying About Attack

CHICAGO (Reuters) - “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett arrived in a Chicago court on Thursday where he will face charges in a 16-count indictment accusing him of falsely reporting to police that he was..

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Smollett in court on felony charges [Video]Smollett in court on felony charges

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett arrived at court in Chicago on Thursday to face charges in a 16-count indictment accusing him of falsely reporting to police that he was the victim of a hate-crime..

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Jussie Smollett Heads To Court [Video]Jussie Smollett Heads To Court

CHICAGO (Reuters) - “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is due to appear in court in Chicago on Thursday to face charges in a 16-count indictment accusing him of falsely reporting to police that he was..

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USF's first African-American woman student president elected [Video]USF's first African-American woman student president elected

USF students just elected the first African-American woman student body president.

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USF's first African-American woman student president elected [Video]USF's first African-American woman student president elected

USF students just elected the first African-American woman student body president.

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Beto O'Rourke Is Running! [Video]Beto O'Rourke Is Running!

(CNN)Beto O'Rourke announced Thursday he is running for president, entering the 2020 race with a call for Americans to look past their differences in order to confront the challenges facing the..

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Beyoncé & JAY-Z To Receive Honor At 2019 GLAAD Media Awards [Video]Beyoncé & JAY-Z To Receive Honor At 2019 GLAAD Media Awards

Beyoncé and JAY-Z are set to receive a major honor at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards. Extra TV reports the couple will be recognized with the Vanguard Award for their contributions in promoting..

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Jussie Smollett Not In Promo Pics For 'Empire' [Video]Jussie Smollett Not In Promo Pics For 'Empire'

“Empire” returns from its fifth season’s winter hiatus tomorrow night. SF Gate reports the episode will include the recently-indicted Jussie Smollett. Smollett is not in any of the 38 promotional..

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Baby Phat is making a comeback, and we're waving our pink flip phones in celebration [Video]Baby Phat is making a comeback, and we're waving our pink flip phones in celebration

In what might be the best news we have heard recently, 2000s fashion label Baby Phat is making a comeback. The announcement was made by the brand’s founder, Kimora Lee Simmons Leissner, on..

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Beyoncé And Jay-Z To Be Honored For Work In The LGBTQ Community [Video]Beyoncé And Jay-Z To Be Honored For Work In The LGBTQ Community

Beyoncé and Jay-Z will join the ranks of fellow superstars Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears as recipients of GLAAD’s Vanguard Award later this month. The powerhouse couple will receive the honor,..

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Revitalizing the Regal Theater [Video]Revitalizing the Regal Theater

Over the years, there were a number of theaters sprinkled in and around the West End. But there's one many current and former West End residents remember best: The Regal Theater.

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New African-American Children's Museum To Open In Baltimore [Video]New African-American Children's Museum To Open In Baltimore

A new children's museum in the works for northwest Baltimore is hoping to shed light on a sometimes-forgotten chapter of black history.

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Obama Discusses How He Learned To Stay Calm As President [Video]Obama Discusses How He Learned To Stay Calm As President

Barack Obama was occasionally referred to by reporters during his presidency as "no drama Obama." Business Insider reports Obama appeared at a tech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah this week hosted..

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Oscars 2019: Black Panther's Ruth E Carter, Hannah Beachler win Best Costume, Best Production Design

While Ruth E Carter became the first black woman to win the Best Costume Design award at Oscars 2019, Hannah Beachler became the first African-American to win in the Best Production Design category,
Firstpost - Published

Oscars 2019: 'Black Panther' takes home awards for costume design and production design

[USA], Feb 25 (ANI): Hannah Bleacher became the first African American to be nominated for, and win an Oscar in production design for her work in bringing the fictitious nation of Wakanda to the
Sify - Published

Alabama newspaper at center of KKK outrage gets black female editor

A small town Alabama newspaper that drew condemnation for an editorial this month calling for the Ku Klux Klan to "ride again" has named an African-American woman as its new editor and publisher, the..
Reuters India - Published

Jussie Smollett: From survivor of 'hate crime' to alleged hoaxer, a timeline of events surrounding Empire actor

The latest twist in a weeks-long saga has seen 36-year-old Jussie Smollett, the gay African-American actor who stars on Fox music industry drama Empire, go from victim to suspect after he reported an..
Firstpost - Published

Money troubles tied to higher risk of heart disease for African-Americans

(Reuters Health) - African-American adults who often struggle to pay bills may be more than twice as likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who don't have much financial stress, a U.S...
Reuters India - Published

Shutdown a Trump 'stunt', says Democrat Abrams in reply to annual speech

Stacey Abrams, who nearly became both the first African-American and first woman governor of Georgia, landed a few jabs against President Donald Trump after his State of the Union address while calling..
Reuters India - Published

'Bona fide leader' of Democrats, Stacey Abrams to counter Trump speech

Stacey Abrams, who nearly became both the first African-American and first woman to be governor of Georgia, will deliver the Democrats' response to the State of the Union address on Tuesday,..
Reuters India - Published

Diversity feted as Oscar nominees gather for class photo, and lunch

Pop singer Lady Gaga, Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron and African-American filmmaker Spike Lee were among scores of Oscar nominees who gathered for a group photo on Monday ahead of the Academy Awards..
Reuters India - Published

GM meets with lawmakers over racism allegations at Ohio plant

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior General Motors Co executives met this week with Ohio's two senators and other lawmakers on Capitol Hill after African American employees sued the..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

'Empire' actor says assault report was '100 percent factual'

Jussie Smollett, an openly gay African-American actor from the television drama "Empire," on Friday defended as completely truthful the account he gave of being accosted on a Chicago street by men who..
Reuters India - Published

Jay-Z wins fight for African-American arbitrators in trademark case

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jay-Z has agreed to privately arbitrate a trademark and contract dispute with clothing company Iconix Brand Group Inc, his lawyers said on Wednesday, after..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Indian-American Kamala Harris, running for US president in 2020, is being hailed as top candidate: All you need to know

Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday...
Firstpost - Published

Kamala joins Tulsi in run for White House

In an announcement that was not entirely unexpected, Kamala Harris, the Indian-African-American first-term Senator from California, announced on Monday that she is running for president in 2020, saying..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kamala Harris jumps into US presidential race

Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday...
IndiaTimes - Published

Up to a year after pregnancy, race disparities in stress, recovery persist

(Reuters Health) - A year after giving birth, African-American mothers may have more signs of physical and mental stress that can raise the risk of chronic disease, compared with white or Latina women,..
Reuters India - Published

The Radical in Ambedkar studies Babasaheb in context of global resistance, but is limited by privileged perspectives

The Radical in Ambedkar argues for a possible solidarity between the Dalit and African-American struggles against racist, castiest oppression by discussing similarities and differences between these..
Firstpost - Published

Citing racial bias, Jay-Z seeks to halt arbitration against Iconix

Jay-Z on Wednesday sued to halt his private arbitration with clothing company Iconix Brand Group Inc , saying the company's inability to find an African-American arbitrator to hear the trademark..
Reuters India - Published

'Green Book' doesn't preach to anyone: Viggo Mortensen

Actor Viggo Mortensen says the biggest strength of his upcoming feature Green Book is that it is not preachy. In an interview with Collider, the 60-year-old actor said the film's story is not..
DNA - Published

United States: When Race Meets Sex: Can Employment Decisions Regarding Sexual Misconduct Give Rise To Discrimination Claims? - Bowditch & Dewey

Darrell Peoples ("Peoples"), an African-American former "grounds person and heavy equipment operator" at Wichita State University ("WSU"), sued WSU and a female coworker,
Mondaq - Published

Presidential Medal of Freedom 2018: Donald Trump to award freedom medals to Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth

US President Donald Trump will award the 2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Elvis Presley, George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. and five other individuals, the White House said in a statement on..
DNA - Published

Race may impact help-seeking by women facing barriers to breast cancer care

(Reuters Health) - African American women with abnormal mammograms may be less likely than those from other ethnic and racial groups to recognize the barriers to follow-up care that can delay a breast..
Reuters India - Published

African American playwright Ntozake Shange passes away


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Kanye West encourages African-Americans to end support for democrats

[USA] Oct 28 (ANI): Turns out, Hollywood rapper Kanye West is more political in nature than his fans thought he would be, as he designed T-shirts that encouraged the African-American population to
Sify - Published

Trump praises Kanye West, will talk justice reform at lunch

President Donald Trump said the criminal justice system was unfair to African-Americans and he would discuss remedies on Thursday with musician Kanye West and former football player Jim Brown. The..
DNA - Published

Southern diet helps explain extra high blood pressure risk for black men

(Reuters Health) - High blood pressure is widespread among African-American men at least in part because they're more likely than other people to eat a traditional Southern diet with lots of fried and..
Reuters India - Published

Police violence film 'Monsters and Men' shakes up actor Washington

As an African-American born and raised in the United States, actor John David Washington is no stranger to violence and racism.
Reuters India - Published

U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee, then and now

On Oct. 11, 1991, 14 white men grilled African-American law professor Anita Hill in a packed Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room about her allegations of sexual harassment by then-U.S. Supreme..
Reuters India - Published

Indian American diplomat quits in protest against Trump's policies

A senior Indian American diplomat has quit from the foreign service in protest against what she alleged are racist and sexist policies of President Donald Trump. "Up to now, Foggy Bottom's (State..
DNA - Published

Talking about mental health 'taboo' in African-American community: Taraji P Henson

The 'Empire' star said the people in her community are 'demonised' for sharing their traumatic experiences.
Zee News - Published

Emmys 2018: 'The Marvelous Mrs Maisel' writer-director Amy Sherman-Palladino creates history

Amy Sherman-Palladino, the brain behind the critically acclaimed series The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, created history Tuesday by becoming the first woman to win in both comedy writing and directing..
DNA - Published

John Legend becomes first African-American to achieve EGOT status

John Legend achieves EGOT status with a win for 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert.'
DNA - Published

Racist robocalls target black candidate for Florida governor

Racist robocalls to voters from a white nationalist group targeting Andrew Gillum, the Democratic party's African-American candidate for Florida governor, were condemned on Saturday by both major..
Reuters India - Published

Speakers at Aretha Franklin funeral raise Black Lives Matter movement

The funeral for Aretha Franklin in Detroit on Friday also briefly became an impromptu forum on the Black Lives Matter movement and other issues critical to the African American community.
Reuters India - Published

Trump-backed candidate's 'monkey' comment draws fire in Florida race

Florida's marquee governor's race heated up on Wednesday, when the Trump-backed Republican candidate said the state should not "monkey this up" by electing his opponent, Democrat Andrew Gillum, who is..
Reuters India - Published

Fans of Aretha Franklin pay respects before Detroit funeral

Mourning fans lined up for a last glimpse of the Queen of Soul on Tuesday as singer Aretha Franklin's hits played from loudspeakers outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in..
Reuters India - Published

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