A black actor has sued an adult-film director for allowing a white actress to use the n-word during a film shoot.
Updated Monday, April 16, 2018, 4:30 p.m. EDT: An attorney for Dominque Collier reached out to The Root to shed further light on his client’s lawsuit against Steve Harvey. In the letter, attorney Jehan Carter said that TMZ incorrectly framed Collier’s lawsuit strictly as a sexual harassment suit. Carter said that…
Well, well, well. If you think that Howard University student Tyrone Hankerson Jr. was (allegedly) making bank before, he’s about to cash in even more if he wins the lawsuit he intends to file against the school for leaking his financial records.
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…
Tulsa County, Okla., officials settled a civil rights lawsuit on Friday when they agreed to pay the estate of Eric Harris $6 million; Harris was shot and killed in 2015 by a man so rich, county officials allowed him to literally play a game of cops and robbers.
In the wake of a major court victory, the mother of Korryn Gaines, Rhanda Dormeus, wants people to know exactly what happened to her daughter. In a sobering interview with Baltimore Beat, the grieving mother makes clear that family members tried multiple times to intervene and to de-escalate the situation between…
A Maryland jury has awarded the family of Korryn Gaines more than $37 million in damages in their civil lawsuit against Baltimore County for the death of Gaines, who was shot to death by a police officer in August 2016.
Eight years after learning that her daughter had tested positive for dangerous levels of lead—the result of living for years in lead-tainted public housing—Tiesha Jones has finally received some measure of justice.
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.
In life-comes-at-you-fast news, the Los Angeles Lakers have decided to pass on small forward Jamil Wilson after learning that the former NBA player was being sued for sexual battery for allegedly knowingly giving a woman herpes.
A New York City woman is alleging that she was the target of a vile prank by her former boss—a retaliative move, she says, for spurning a co-worker’s sexual advances days earlier.
Some people just don’t know how to quit while they’re ahead. And a white Columbia, S.C., firefighter who was fired after posting to social media that he would run over protesters if they were still blocking traffic when his shift was over has now filed a lawsuit claiming racial discrimination.
A Chicago jury has awarded the family of Gizzell Ford, an 8-year-old girl who died at the hands of her abusive grandmother, $48 million after finding that the doctor who had seen Gizzell was medically negligent in his treatment of the child.
NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp is proving to be a trash human being. Never forget that Sapp was arrested in 2015 in Arizona after he chased prostitutes down a hotel hallway naked. Sapp claimed that after paying the women some $600 for services, they wanted a tip, and Sapp ain’t out here tipping no prostitutes. He…
A New York City woman has filed a lawsuit against a city cop she says sent her a string of inappropriate, lewd messages after arresting her.
Ohio State University is being targeted by a lawsuit after refusing to rent space on campus for white supremacist shitstain Richard Spencer to speak.
A coalition of 18 Democratic attorneys general are suing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos for the second time over her plan to end an Obama-era regulation that protects student loan borrowers from predatory career-training programs.
Eleven people are stepping up and suing several white nationalists from the deadly Charlottesville, Va., rally, alleging that because of the white supremacists’ threats and violence, they suffered emotional and physical trauma.
The things about which you can file a lawsuit in this country continue to amaze me. Take James Frascatore, for example. The New York City police officer was put under severe scrutiny back in 2015 after he was caught on camera tackling former tennis pro James Blake to the ground and cuffing him outside a Manhattan…
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing an Indiana nursing home for subjecting its black employees to harassment and honoring the racist preferences of its residents.