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U.S. Cities Scramble to Prepare for Potential Election Day Unrest; First Black Female Director Named for Marvel Movie; and More

Dozens of major U.S. cities boarding up in preparation for potential Election Day unrest. With nearly 100 million ballots already cast for what many are calling the most important election in generations, concern over potential rioting and civic unrest in major cities across the country is also at an all-time…

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Buffalo Bishop Malone Becomes Latest to Resign for Handling of Clergy Sexual Misconduct

Buffalo, N.Y., Bishop Richard Malone stepped down this week after coming under fire for poorly handling allegations of sexual misconduct by clergy in the diocese. The Vatican and Pope Francis accepted Malone’s resignation, which came after calls from his staff, priests and the public for Malone to step down. Edward…

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Goodwill Industries to Pay $65,000 to Settle Disability Discrimination Suit

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. touts its hiring of people with disabilities, but recently settled a workplace discrimination lawsuit for $65,000. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought the lawsuit against Goodwill and announced Monday that the two groups had settled. According to…

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Queens Mother Lavona Batts Sues Catholic School for Telling Her Son He Could Not Wear His Hair in Cornrows

Lavona Batts’ 8-year-old son attended his first day of school at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy in Jamaica, Queens, wearing his hair in cornrows. When his grandmother, Joan, picked him up, the principal rubbed the top of the boy’s head and said, “We don’t accept this,” according to Batts’ complaint. The…

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ReelAbilities Film Festival Highlights People with Disabilities

With Hollywood still dismissing filmmakers with disabilities, one film festival is dedicating itself to giving these artists an opportunity to jump-start their careers. The ReelAbilities Film Festival, which held a three-day event in Los Angeles this past weekend, celebrates awareness and the power of film to shatter misconceptions about the…