Race Relations In The USA and Diversity News

In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, people wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington to listen to oral arguments in a voting rights case. In last week’s elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, all of them from districts in which African-Americans are a majority.
The Supreme Court will review the U.S voting district in a case which alleges that Republicans relied too heavily on race to draw new electoral maps following the 2010 census. In last week's elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, all of them from districts in which African-Americans are a majority. Black Democrats say the Republicans did it by misusing a landmark voting-rights law, intended to ensure the right to vote for southern blacks, to instead limit their voting strength. Republicans, they argue, relied too...
In this May 29, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to John Doar, who handled civil rights cases in the 1960's, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Doar, who as a top Justice Department civil rights lawyer in the 1960s fought to protect the rights of black voters and integrate universities in the South, died Tuesday at age 92.
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Civil Rights lawyer, John Doar, a Lincoln Republican who as a top Justice Department civil rights lawyer in the 1960s fought to protect the rights of black voters and worked against segregation in the South, died Tuesday at age 92. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his son, Burke Doar. Doar was a Justice Department civil rights lawyer from 1960 to 1967, serving in the final months of the Eisenhower administration and then staying on during the presidencies of President John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He rose to the position of assistant attorney general, or top lawyer, in...
This is Ronald Regan as a college student at Eureka College, where he became a freshman in the fall of 1928.
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Ronald Reagan had three black classmates, making it the most diverse freshman class ever when he enrolled in Eureka College in the fall of 1928. Willie Sue Smith, who became the first black woman to graduate from Eureka College had a connection to Eureka that started well before she came for college in fall 1928 - the same year as Ronald Reagan. Her parents - Harry and Lula Smith - passed through Eureka on their way to become missionaries to Africa when their daughter was only a toddler. She would go on to become the first black woman to graduate from Eureka College. Last month, her son and...
The Whitten Inn hotels are charged with discriminatory practices against Hispanic employees.
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Four Whitten Inn hotels have been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for racial discrimination against minority employees who were subjected to racial slurs, derogatory comments and retaliation for seeking remedy. The hotel chain broke the law by subjecting minority employees in New Mexico, Texas and South Carolina to a hostile work environment and firing those who complained, the federal agency said. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Friday that it had filed suit against four Whitten Inn hotels and is seeking back pay, lost benefits and damages...
In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2014, members of the media tour the Bill and Camille Cosby collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution is mounting a major showcase of African-American art and African art together in a new exhibit featuring the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby.
The Cosby extensive collection of African-American art, which includes pieces never seen by the public, will be on display at the Smithsonian Institution. Everybody knows Bill Cosby's humor, but the comedian has kept his artistic tastes close at home. Now the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby is opening to the public for the first time Sunday at the Smithsonian Institution, revealing some works by African-American artists that until now have been seen only by family and friends. The exhibition not only celebrates African-American heritage, it also provides a glimpse at works...
How much is race a factor in the shifting white vote?
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Why is the Democratic Party losing white voters, which was quite evident in results of the 2014 mid-term election when Republican candidates made gains in both houses of Congress? White voters of all ages were less likely to back Democrats this year than in elections past, helping Republicans nationwide but most acutely in the South - and overpowering Democratic efforts to turn out their core supporters among blacks and Hispanics. In a nation growing ever more diverse, political forecasters repeatedly warn Republicans they must improve their appeal among minorities in order to remain...
The Russian Football Union has been criticized for taking no action against FC Rostov coach Igor Gamula for saying last week he wouldn't sign a defender from Cameroon because the club has "enough dark-skinned players, we've got six of the things."
Black players could boycott the 2018 World Cup, the FIFA anti-racism adviser Tokyo Sexwale believes and he is urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to demand tougher action against racism in football. Sexwale, who was an anti-apartheid campaigner and former political prisoner on Robben Island, is against a boycott but expressed concern in an interview with The Associated Press about the growing number of racist incidents in the Russian league. "There is a threat black players will say they are not going to Russia (for the World Cup) - we can't have that," Sexwale said Tuesday on the...
President Barack Obama listens as U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch speaks after Obama nominated Lynch to be the Attorney General, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Lynch would succeed Attorney General Eric Holder.
President Barack Obama names the first black woman as his nominee for U.S. Attorney General to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. The president introduced his choice for attorney general Saturday as an accomplished prosecutor from New York City who will carry on a "fierce commitment to equal justice." Loretta Lynch, 55, would be the first African-American woman to serve as attorney general. She would replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, who also was at Saturday's announcement and was the first black head of the Justice Department. Obama argued at a White House ceremony...
In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, people wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington to listen to oral arguments in a voting rights case. In last week’s elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, all of them from districts in which African-Americans are a majority.
In this May 29, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to John Doar, who handled civil rights cases in the 1960's, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Doar, who as a top Justice Department civil rights lawyer in the 1960s fought to protect the rights of black voters and integrate universities in the South, died Tuesday at age 92.
This is Ronald Regan as a college student at Eureka College, where he became a freshman in the fall of 1928.
The Whitten Inn hotels are charged with discriminatory practices against Hispanic employees.
In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2014, members of the media tour the Bill and Camille Cosby collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution is mounting a major showcase of African-American art and African art together in a new exhibit featuring the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby.
How much is race a factor in the shifting white vote?
The Russian Football Union has been criticized for taking no action against FC Rostov coach Igor Gamula for saying last week he wouldn't sign a defender from Cameroon because the club has "enough dark-skinned players, we've got six of the things."
President Barack Obama listens as U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch speaks after Obama nominated Lynch to be the Attorney General, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Lynch would succeed Attorney General Eric Holder.
In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, people wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington to listen to oral arguments in a voting rights case. In last week’s elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, all of them from districts in which African-Americans are a majority.
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The Supreme Court will review the U.S voting district in a case which alleges that Republicans...
The Whitten Inn hotels are charged with discriminatory practices against Hispanic employees.
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Four Whitten Inn hotels have been sued by the U.S. Equal...
This is Ronald Regan as a college student at Eureka College, where he became a freshman in the fall of 1928.
November 10th, 2014 with 1 Comment
Ronald Reagan had three black classmates, making it the most diverse freshman class ever when he...
In this Oct. 20, 2014, photo, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., speaks at a campaign event for her senate race in Baton Rouge, La. Landrieu said Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, that she is "not backing up" from President Barack Obama, but she also insisted that she had a record of bipartisanship during Louisiana's latest Senate race debate.
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The Obama health care law, often referred to as "Obamacare...

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The Russian Football Union has been criticized for taking no action against FC Rostov coach Igor Gamula for saying last week he wouldn't sign a defender from Cameroon because the club has "enough dark-skinned players, we've got six of the things."
November 10th, 2014 with 8 Comments
Black players could boycott the 2018 World Cup, the FIFA anti-racism adviser Tokyo Sexwale believes...
Mayor de Blasio and his administration seems to be joining  Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly who were staunch supporters of the surveillance programs, saying they were needed to protect the city from terrorism.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio is supporting the New York Police...
In this May 29, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to John Doar, who handled civil rights cases in the 1960's, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Doar, who as a top Justice Department civil rights lawyer in the 1960s fought to protect the rights of black voters and integrate universities in the South, died Tuesday at age 92.
November 13th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Civil Rights lawyer, John Doar, a Lincoln Republican who as a top Justice Department civil rights...
President Barack Obama listens as U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch speaks after Obama nominated Lynch to be the Attorney General, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Lynch would succeed Attorney General Eric Holder.
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President Barack Obama names the first black woman as his...

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In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2014, members of the media tour the Bill and Camille Cosby collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution is mounting a major showcase of African-American art and African art together in a new exhibit featuring the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby.
November 9th, 2014 with 1 Comment
The Cosby extensive collection of African-American art, which includes pieces never seen by the...
Speaking to delegates of the state's largest predominantly black denomination, Hagan pressed her case for re-election to pastors and other church leaders influential in their communities. Strong black voter turnout is considered key for Hagan and other Democrats.
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Black voters will determine Democratic victories in those...
How much is race a factor in the shifting white vote?
November 10th, 2014 with 4 Comments
Why is the Democratic Party losing white voters, which was quite evident in results of the 2014 mid...
In this Oct. 11, 2014, file photo, Earvin "Magic" Johnson addresses the audience after receiving the Brass Ring Award for his humanitarian efforts at the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.
October 24th, 2014 with 2 Comments
Magic Johnson want to help tech companies in Silicon Valley...