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The U.S. Department of Labor has found evidence of “systemic compensation disparities” at Google. The discrimination is against its female employees. “We found systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce,” Janette Wipper, a DoL regional director, testified in court in San Francisco on Friday, April 7, 2017. Google is a federal…

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Against a 30-year backdrop of stigma, discrimination and fear, Phill Wilson, president and chief executive officer of the Black AIDS Institute has a powerful vision to build an AIDS-free Black America. “AIDS is our problem, impacting our people and we must create viable  solutions,” said the longtime AIDS activist. “Black people often forget how great we are as…

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In March 2016, Wendy Bell, an award winning anchorwoman for WTAE in Pittsburgh, was angry over a disturbing ambush and shooting at a backyard barbecue that killed five people. Among the dead were a pregnant woman and her unborn child. The incident occurred on March 9, 2016, and police have not released any descriptions of suspects.…

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The violence over chicken and ribs is real and seems to be in the news once again.  A fight over the last piece of chicken has often turned violent sometimes resulting in death.  But this violence is not only limited to chicken. Many have heard or uttered the words “Who ate my ribs?” in their…

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Kanye West’s foray into the world of high fashion has been a long and troublesome journey with several unsuccessful attempts to make a name for himself before finding stability with his latest Yeezy line. In a new interview, West opens up about his struggles in fashion and explains he has been discriminated against for not…

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Last month, a predominately Black group of 11 women were kicked off the now infamous Napa Valley Wine train for laughing too loud. The women were members of Sisters on the Reading Edge Book Club and the incident spawned the phrase “Laughing while Black” and caused a social media storm. Anthony Giaccio, the CEO of…

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Many people have heard about the rude treatment of 11 Black women who were riding the popular Napa Valley Wine Train. The women were laughing too loudly, according to a complaint by another rider, and were kicked off the train.    

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The world is watching as President Barack Obama returns to his ancestral home of Kenya on a tour of African nations.  The president has promised to address many issues on the African continent but one issue in particular has drawn controversy and a rebuke from Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. That issue is gay rights in…

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  The legalization of marijuana by many states across the country is garnering big business for growers and distributors. It is estimated that the legal marijuana trade grosses profits close to $3 billion to $10 billion with a workforce of nearly 60,000 in 23 states. A growing string of businesses are profiting from growing and distributing marijuana.…

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Derrick Gordon made history last April when he came out and became the first openly gay Division I college basketball player in U.S. history. And although he praised his team at the University of Massachusetts for embracing him as an openly gay man, he recently shared that he experienced a slew of homophobic rejections after he announced…

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Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez are two Hispanic men who own Rubbin Buttz BBQ in Milliken, Colorado. The owners decided they were going to take a stand against the celebration of Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month with their own special day. On June 11, 2015 they will celebrate ‘White Appreciation Day’ at their…

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The hip-hop generation must thank the Rev. Jesse Jackson for the efforts he has made with valor, confidence and thoughtful analysis. Jackson has highlighted the discrimination and social engineering that is taking place in Silicon Valley at the expense of the hip-hop generation, diversity and overall progress of the United States. It is here that…

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It has emerged that several exclusive golf clubs in New York wouldn’t let President Barack Obama play on their courses Labor Day weekend. The Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot Golf Club and the Willow Ridge Country Club all turned down Obama, NBC New York reports. The news station says the president’s advance team…

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Newark, New Jersey, was once a thriving hub of manufacturing for the state. Now like many large urban cities it is faced with violence, poverty and unemployment. The school system has been a wreck for years and it once again has made national news. Former Newark mayor now United States Senator Corey Booker tried to…

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