The NAACP has joined with a couple and another man to sue the city of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and its Police Department over what they deem the discriminatory treatment of thousands of black motorcycling enthusiasts who descend on the city for “Black Bike Week” on Memorial Day weekend each year.
Trigger warning: Before going any further, we feel it is our duty to forewarn our black readers that this story contains details some may find laughable and could be construed by our African-American audience as the simple reality of being a black person in corporate America. But this story is different. The acts are…
In April 2016, Rachelle Faroul, a 33-year-old black woman, applied for a mortgage loan. Even though she had a good credit score, a degree from Northwestern and a job making $60,000 a year teaching computer programming at Rutgers University, her application was denied.
Just how many times must a student tell you that your school has a race problem before you believe her?
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a discrimination lawsuit Wednesday against the Department of Homeland Security for rescinding the Temporary Protected Status of nearly 60,000 Haitian immigrants.
Here comes New York Fashion Week, again. Everything is about to change—or so it seems—as designers present fashion shows featuring clothes generally intended to break the rules. But one thing rarely, if ever, seems to change, and that’s the absence of black designers occupying top spots in the fashion industry.
As stories of sexual harassment in the workplace have been circulated as part of the powerful #MeToo movement, it has exposed how virulent the issue is across the nation and across all job sectors. It would only make sense, then, for a congressional hearing to be held on the issue.
As Halloween nears, I’m reminded of the time 20 or so years ago when my then-7-year-old nephew spent the entire year talking about Halloween. How much candy he was going to get, how great his costume was going to be, how many houses he was going to hit—he was an unceasing stream of Halloween-related predictions,…
One Detroit firefighter is out of a job after he decided to give a gift of a giant watermelon, all topped with a pink bow, as he introduced himself to who would have been his new colleagues at Engine 55.
When Donald Trump campaigned on the slogan “Make America great again,” many of us saw it for what it was: coded language for taking the mask—or the hood, as it were—off of white supremacy.
A Georgia woman is outraged at the way the church that she’d hoped would be her new home treated her, all because of her service dog.
On May 2, Rane Baldwin checked into American Airlines Flight 5389, leaving Kentucky for Charlotte, N.C. Baldwin, a black woman, and her friend Janet Novack, a white woman, were traveling together, and both had first-class seats because Baldwin bought and upgraded the tickets. But unfortunately for Baldwin, she was…
As early as Thursday, Donald Trump will sign a new executive order that allows entities to discriminate against the millions of Americans whose gender and sexuality fall outside the boundaries of those entities’ religious beliefs, CNN reports.
Two weeks ago, I logged into my email to read a note written by the headmaster of my daughters’ school about the white supremacist terrorist who traveled to New York from Baltimore—one of the blackest cities on the East Coast—to find a black man to kill. The note said this terrorist had graduated from my daughters’…
Five white men who are former employees of Sean “Diddy” Comb’s Revolt TV have launched a reverse discrimination lawsuit against the network, alleging that they were fired for not being young, hip and black.
Uber has tapped former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help lead an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination made by a former female employee who made her claims public over the weekend in a blog post, the Washington Post reports.
David Sanguesa, 53, accused a Starbucks barista of purposely not serving him because he voted for Donald Trump and is white, the New York Daily News reports.
The nonprofit advocacy and research group Education Trust released the report “Through Our Eyes: Perspectives and Reflection From Black Teachers,” which chronicles and narrates the nuance of the black teaching experience in ways numbers can’t.
A study published Monday by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of Washington reveals that racial discrimination exists among Uber and Lyft drivers, Bloomberg reports.
Earlier this year, home-rental site Airbnb came under heavy scrutiny after black users of the platform took to social media to describe the discrimination they faced. Most noted that after renters saw their photos, which were included in the booking request, they were denied accommodations. The hashtag…