Discrimination

July 09, 2018 - 4:35 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beyonce and Jay-Z will headline a special Global Citizen Festival in honor of Nelson Mandela in South Africa late this year. The Dec. 2 concert in Johannesburg is part of events marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner...
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July 06, 2018 - 11:44 am
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A white man who challenged a black family's use of a private community's pool has not only resigned from the homeowner's association board — he's also lost his job. Sonoco announced Friday that Adam Bloom is no longer employed by the packaging and industrial products...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004 file photo, the Mountain View Officers' Club, built in 1942, is shown, at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. The structure is the last of over 14,000 wooden structures built at the fort to house, train,and care for black soldiers preparing for World War II. Once slated for destruction, efforts are now underway to restore the building to its WWII condition. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
July 06, 2018 - 11:23 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grants totaling $1.1 million will help support important African-American heritage sites including the homes of jazz musician John Coltrane and playwright August Wilson, a Virginia location central to the slave trade and civil rights locations in Birmingham, a preservation group...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017, file photo, people fly into the air as a vehicle is driven into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Federal hate crime charges have been filed against James Alex Fields Jr., accused of driving the car. (Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP, File)
July 05, 2018 - 4:36 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges Thursday in a deadly car attack on a crowd of protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr. entered the plea during his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in...
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Turkey's lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex activists march despite a ban, in Istanbul, Sunday, July 1, 2018. The Istanbul LGBTI+ activists gathered in the city's Taksim neighbourhood after they announced Istanbul's local government had banned the Pride march for the fourth year in a row. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
July 01, 2018 - 3:41 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex activists gathered Sunday for an LGBTI pride march in Istanbul, moving from street to street for an hour as police tried to end an event the local government had banned for the fourth year in a row. Hundreds of people chanted...
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Police block off the area around the home of a suspect who opened fire on a newspaper office in Maryland's capital earlier, in Laurel, Md., Thursday, June 28, 2018. A man armed with smoke grenades and a shotgun attacked journalists at a newspaper in Maryland's capital Thursday, killing several people before police quickly stormed the building and arrested him, police and witnesses said. A law enforcement official said the suspect has been identified as Jarrod W. Ramos. (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman)
June 29, 2018 - 6:35 am
A man who police say opened fire at a Maryland newspaper office Thursday, killing five and injuring two others, had a long, acrimonious history with the newspaper, including a lawsuit and years of harassment of its journalists on Twitter. Jarrod Warren Ramos, swiftly arrested by police after the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Brendon Urie arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Panic! At the Disco’s Urie is launching a human rights organization called Highest Hopes Foundation. The rock singer says Thursday, June 28, 2018, that the nonprofit will support “communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.”(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 28, 2018 - 12:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie is launching a human rights organization called Highest Hopes Foundation. The rock singer said Thursday that the nonprofit will support "communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr., accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., killing a woman and injuring dozens more, has been charged with federal hate crimes. The Department of Justice announced that Fields was charged in an indicted returned Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)
June 27, 2018 - 7:50 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A reputed Hitler admirer accused of plowing a car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, killing a young woman, was charged Wednesday with federal hate crimes in a case that stirred accusations last summer that President Donald Trump was giving a free pass to...
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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June 27, 2018 - 3:37 pm
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will investigate allegations that pregnant women have been the victims of workplace discrimination.
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June 27, 2018 - 8:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An exhibit on segregation in the post-Civil War American South is opening in September in New York City. "Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow" runs September 7 through March 3, 2019, the New-York Historical Society announced Wednesday. The exhibit will trace the South's...
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