Tag: Racial Profiling

Tensions Rise as Michael Brown Investigation Is Kept Under Wraps

By Chris Hoenig Tensions are continuing to rise in Ferguson, Mo., as authorities remain tight-lipped about the investigation into the shooting death of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown. Brown, just 18 years old, was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer during an encounter on Saturday, Aug. 9. But…

Barneys Agrees to $525,000 Racial-Profiling Settlement

By Chris Hoenig Barneys New York has agreed to a $525,000 settlement after an investigation into accusations of racial profiling. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched the investigation after two Black customers filed lawsuits claiming that they had each been profiled by Barneys employees after legal purchases. Trayon Christian,…

Waiting While Black Teens Arrested While Waiting for School Bus

By Chris Hoenig Three Rochester, N.Y., high-school basketball players got to spend Thanksgiving with their familiesbut only after posting $200 bail each following their arrests for waiting for a school bus. Police were monitoring a business on Main Street last week because of past complaints from a local business owner…

Racial Profiling Latest: Barneys Blames NYPD; Cop Sues Macy's

By Chris Hoenig Photo courtesy SeanPavonePhoto / Shutterstock.com The finger-pointing in the increasingly public racial-profiling claims at major New York City retailers is now going both ways, with Barneys blaming the NYPD and a former NYPD officer claiming to be a victim of profiling at Macy’s. Attorney Michael Yaki, who…

Jay Z's Business Dealings: Racist & Sexist

By Chris Hoenig While Jay Z’s business dealings with Barneys have come under the most public of microscopes since allegations of racial profiling and unlawful detentions at the Manhattan store, it turns out that Barneys is not the first company that Jay Z does business with to face claims of…

New Claims of Racial Profiling Against Major Retailers

By Chris Hoenig Barneys is facing lawsuits after two recent claims of racial profiling, but it may not be the onlyor the most high-profileManhattan department store that does it. Robert Brown, a successful 29-year-old Black actor, has filed a civil racial-discrimination lawsuit against Macy’s, detailing a series of events eerily…