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Furloughed Executive Suing Live Nation For Race and Gender Discrimination

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A furloughed employee filed a lawsuit against Live Nation on Wednesday for race and gender discrimination. Candace Newman who was an executive at Live Nation claims that she was wrongfully terminated by the entertainment company. Newman, a Black woman is claiming that Live Nation, “fosters a toxic work environment of harassment, discrimination” and retaliation against […]

adidas Speaks Out to Address Recent Accusations Of Racial Discrimination

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Earlier this week, an eye-opening report by The New York Times revealed a potential race division over at adidas Headquarters. Even with major brand ambassadors like Beyoncé, Pharrell and most notably Kanye West on board, it still seems like one of our favorite sportswear imprints might have an in-house issue when it comes to racial […]

Uber CPO Liane Hornsey Resigns Following Racial Discrimination Probe

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Uber Technologies Inc’s Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned in an email to staff on Tuesday following an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination at the popular ride-hailing company. The resignation comes after Reuters contacted Uber on Monday about the previously unreported investigation into accusations from anonymous whistleblowers that Hornsey had systematically […]

Starbucks’ Bathroom is Now Open to the Public

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Starbucks will now allow visitors to use the restroom without a purchase. The policy’s reversal was undoubtedly inspired by the two young Black men who were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks for waiting for a friend. CEO Howard Schultz announced this new, breathtakingly inspired idea at the Atlantic Council in Washington D.C. on Thursday night. “We […]

Teenage Girl Discovers Photo of Herself Being Lynched

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It was in January that 15-year old Aina Adewunmi transferred to Palisades Charter High School in Southern California. She found herself befriending a group of guys, but was quickly turned off by the frequent use of racial slurs. “They added me to their group chat and then started using the N-word,” she tells The New York Daily […]

FOX News Host Kelly Wright Joins Racial Bias Lawsuit

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Fox News anchor Kelly Wright is the latest on-air personality to be suing the network. This afternoon, Wright joined a racial discrimination case filed last month in Bronx Supreme Court against Fox News, its parent company 21st Century Fox, general counsel Dianne Brandi, and former comptroller Judith Slater. That suit now has 11 plaintiffs. Wright […]

Fox News Now Facing Racial Discrimination Suit From Nine Black Employees

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Last month, Fox News was hit with a racial discrimination lawsuit, among others, filed by two black female employees. Payroll manager Tichaona Brown and payroll coordinator Tabrese Wright reported Judith Slater, comptroller, in what they called “top-down racial harassment” at Fox, referencing her comments, “including suggestions that black men were ‘women beaters’ and that black people […]

Facebook Fights to Stop Racial and Ethnic Discrimination in Its Ads

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Facebook is not only acknowledging a history of racial discrimination by business leaders, but is fighting to break that history. Through the social network’s original policies, advertisers had the ability to exclude certain users from seeing their ads, based on race and ethnicity. This would enable them to continue the historical block of services like […]

Two ACLU Attorneys Say They Were Bounced From a Bar for Being Black

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Two lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union are speaking out against a California bar they feel targeted them for being Black. Abre’ Conner and Novella Coleman both serve as attorneys for the ACLU Northern California chapter, and wrote of their experience on the ACLU’s blog on Thursday [March 24, 2016], hoping to eliminate the notion […]

The U.N. Uncovers The Inequalities Black Students Face in America

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To some, it’s no secret America’s public education system is less than ideal for Black students, and the United Nations has now released a preliminary report that shows the truth. Last month, the U.N.’s Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent traveled around the United States in order to learn more about structural barriers presented […]