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Rainbow PUSH Summit Calls for Economic Empowerment, Equity in Corporate America

New initiatives for minority and women-owned business enterprises were announced during the annual summit in New York City.

Karen Hunter, left, is presented a business award by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and DiversityInc COO Carolynn L. Johnson / TYRONE RASHEED

"We choose to come together each year and learn the science of capital," said Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. said at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund's 21st Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit.

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Killer of NYPD Officer Suffered from Mental Illness, Family Says

According to the shooter's girlfriend he was a paranoid schizophrenic who stopped taking his medication.

The fatal shooting of a New York Police Department officer has left a community devastated as police try to piece together a motive for the murder. The shooter, who had posted anti-police sentiments online, suffered from a mental illness, according to his girlfriend and family.

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Trump Agenda Pushes Racism Over States' Rights and Law Enforcement Programs

Undocumented not a criminal problem, according to local authorities.


The Department of Justice has made good on its promise that grant money would be in jeopardy for so-called "sanctuary" cities and states. The threat comes around the same time a survey from the Wall Street Journal found that no members of Congress representing border territory support President Trump's plan to build a wall. Many of them are opposed to it, with some saying they are noncommittal.

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'Legal Roadmap' for New York Sanctuary Cities to Protect Immigrants Announced

New York's attorney general gives local government leaders tools to counter "Donald Trump's draconian immigration policies."

Eric Schneiderman

Local governments can have a say in the carrying out of federal immigration enforcement practices, according to Eric Schneiderman, the New York state attorney general. On Thursday, Schneiderman's office provided local governments and law enforcement agencies with what is described as a "legal roadmap" to protect vulnerable immigrant communities.

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NYC Bans Salary History Questions for Government Job Applicants

Mayor Bill de Blasio said this is the start to "putting an end to that cycle of discrimination."

Next month, New York City job seekers will no longer have to provide their salary history to city agencies when applying for a job.

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NY Assemblyman Said Cop Slammed Him on Gate, Excessive Force Due to Race

Days after appearing on stage at the Democratic National Convention, New York Assemblyman Michael Blake said actions of an NYPD officer was "far heightened because I'm a Black man — no question."

New York Assemblyman Michael Blake, who just last week spoke with DiversityInc about racial profiling and the need for criminal justice reform, was himself roughly handled by police this weekend in a situation he says was heightened because he is Black. Blake was one of 40 national leaders who appeared on stage Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention during the "Our America" segment.

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Racism at Elite High Schools: Social Media Exposes, Leadership Fails

The plight of Boston Latin School and Brooklyn Tech students goes viral. "How can you make it through this?"

Boston Latin School students Maggie Noel, 17, and Kylie Webster-Cazeau, 18, have leveraged social media to bring attention to what they describe as a hostile racial environment for Black students at the prestigious exam school.

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Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Gets Promoted

Kenneth Boss, one of four NYPD officers who shot Amadou Diallo to death, becomes a sergeant.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Blake to NYPD: Fire Police Officer Frascatore

Tennis star body-slammed by cop, in a mistaken identity arrest for a non-violent crime, cites cop's history of violating citizen rights.

A screen shot from the hotel surveillance video of James Blake being arrested by Police Officer James Frascatore. Via YouTube.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Study: Specialized High Schools Less Likely to Accept Blacks, Latinos

A new report says the Specialized High School Admissions Test is not the cause of the lack of diversity in New York City's specialized high schools, but rather a result of system-wide flaws.

By Sheryl Estrada

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