Author: Keka Araujo

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‘Collars for Dollars,’ NYPD Snagged in Discrimination Suit which Targeted Blacks and Latinos

“Collars for dollars” was a common practice among the Transit District 34 officers of the New York Police Department (NYPD). The practice has now resulted in a lawsuit, according to the New York Daily News. Five police officers, now-retired Pierre Maximilien, Sgt. Edwin Raymond and three other officers reportedly filed…

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Former Mississippi Firefighter Lieutenant Attributes Noose in Locker Room to ‘Lawless Wild West,’ Not Racism

A noose found in a white lieutenant’s locker in a Hattiesburg, Miss., fire department has caused a rift between Black and white firefighters and has resulted in the resignation of the station’s lieutenant. According to the Associated Press, Shelton Russell, a 22-year veteran with the fire department, left his position…

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Disney Signed Contract to Respectfully Portray Indigenous People for Hit Movie ‘Frozen 2’

Disney’s (No. 20 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) “Frozen 2” is currently in theaters breaking box office records, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The new animated sequel went in a slightly different direction than its blockbuster predecessor “Frozen.” The creators of the film, Jennifer Lee, Chris…

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Biden Puts Foot in Mouth Again With ‘Keep Punching’ Comment During Domestic Violence Segment of Democratic Debate

Joe Biden just can’t seem to keep his foot out of his mouth. Whether it was accidental or on purpose, the former vice president’s attempt at using a pun to condemn domestic violence against women took an ugly turn during Wednesday night’s fifth Democratic presidential debate. Related Story: Joe Biden…

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Swanky Salon First Business Penalized Under New York’s Hair Discrimination Legal Guidelines

A swanky salon on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has been penalized under the city’s hair discrimination legal guidelines, New York City’s Human Rights Commission announced last week. Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger salon is the first business in New York City to face the consequences of discriminating against Black…