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Racial-Terror Lynching More Widespread in South Than Thought

The report is focused on the 12 most active lynching states in the United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The researchers, who participated in five years of research, distinguished “racial-terror lynchings” from hangings and mob violence that followed some…

Boehringer Ingelheim Launches Groundbreaking Initiative "Cuida tu Don" with Entertainer "Don Francisco" Aimed at Hispanics with Type 2 Diabetes

Boehringer Ingelheim Launches Groundbreaking Initiative “Cuida tu Don” with Entertainer “Don Francisco” Aimed at Hispanics withType 2 Diabetes Spanish-Language Resources Encourage Holding On to the Gift of Health RIDGEFIELD, CT,February 10, 2015 Today, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) announced the launch of ‘Cuida tu Don,’ a national public awareness initiative…

#BlackLivesMatter Takes Center Stage at Grammys

By Sheryl Estrada Chart-topping performers incorporated tributes to the #BlackLivesMatter movement during the 57th Grammy Awards on Sunday. Pharrell Williams and his backup dancers, who wore black hoodies, held up their hands for a moment during a performance of his Grammy Award-winning song, “Happy.” The well-known “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”…

Is That Kerry Washington on Cover of InStyle

By Sheryl Estrada Updated on Feb. 5 at 7:17 p.m. ET: InStyle magazine has addressed complaints the March 2015 cover photo of Kerry Washington was edited to lighten her complexion. “While we did not digitally lighten Kerry’s skin tone, our cover lighting has likely contributed to this concern,” InStyle magazine…

QVC Hosts Mock Black Model’s Natural Hair

By Sheryl Estrada QVC host Sandra Bennett has apologized after video surfaced of her mocking a Black model’s natural hair on live TV. In a segment used to sell Dooney & Bourke products, Bennett made the following comment as a camera panned to a Black model with natural hair showing…

Where Is the Diversity in Police Departments

By Sheryl Estrada Police departments around the country continue to lack diversity. On Thursday, USA TODAY released an analysis of Census estimates from 2000 to 2010. Across the nation almost three-quarters of all police officers, detectives and their supervisors are white, while the U.S. population is only about 64 percent…

Addressing the Perceptions of Law Enforcement Prejudice

Jan. 27, 2015 By Sheryl Estrada The perception of biased policing and mistrust of police officers has been prevalent in many Black and Latino communities in the U.S. The shooting death of Michael Brown, the choking death of Eric Garner, and the protests that followed were the tipping point. To…

Supreme Court Continues to Scrutinize Civil-Rights Acts

By Sheryl Estrada Civil-rights laws of the 1960s continue to be scrutinized by the Supreme Court under the direction of Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative. On Wednesday, the Fair Housing Act of 1968 will be under a judicial microscope. The high court will consider whether a decision by Dallas…