Race Relations In The USA and Diversity News

Danbury, Connecticut Police Department is making a concerted effort to recruit minorities. Come January 2015, the department will know how successful its efforts have been.
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The Danbury police department is determined to reflect the diversity of the city. The city's determination to make its police force reflect the diversity of its population paid off last weekend when 294 men and women showed up to take the police test and 68 percent were minorities. While it's too early to say how many Latino and black applicants will survive testing and interviewing to emerge as the top-ranked candidates when the city begins hiring in January, there is a good chance that some of the best recruits will be minorities. "It is very encouraging, and it means we are doing our job...
President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Obama told the audience that the mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed after the fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has a corrosive effect on all of America, not just on black communities.
President Barack Obama says the widespread mistrust of law enforcement is having a corrosive effect on the nation, and particularly its children. The fatal police shootings of unarmed black men occur in too many communities. He blames the feeling of wariness on persistent racial disparities in the administration of justice. Obama said these misgivings only serve to harm communities that are most in need of effective law enforcement. "It makes folks who are victimized by crime and need strong policing reluctant to go to the police because they may not trust them," he said Saturday night in an...
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced he will be leaving the post after six years of service. He will remain in the position until President Obama names his replacement.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is leaving after serving six years as attorney general of the United States. He is among the longest serving attorney generals in the history of this nation. Only three others have served longer. It wasn't difficult for Barack Obama and Eric Holder to be in the same orbit. Both were sons of immigrants, Columbia grads, basketball fans and prominent African-American political figures. They first met nearly 10 years ago, dinner guests of a mutual Washington friend who seated Holder next to the newly elected senator from Illinois. On Thursday, Obama announced...
Attorneys for the state of Ohio have formally asked the full federal appeals court to review a lawsuit affecting the swing state's early voting schedule.
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Voting Rights at still challenged in Ohio, an important swing state, as we approach the mid-term election in November. What is tied up in the court system is what should be the schedule for early voting, which could start as early as next week. Attorneys for the state of Ohio have formally asked the full federal appeals court to review a lawsuit affecting the swing state's early voting schedule. Ohio's attorneys said in a Wednesday court filing that immediate action is needed to reverse a judge's order that allows early ballots to be cast next week. U.S. District Judge Peter Economus has...
Attorneys for the state of Ohio have formally asked the full federal appeals court to review a lawsuit affecting the swing state's early voting schedule.
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Voting Rights at still challenged in Ohio, an important swing state, as we approach the mid-term election in November. What is tied up in the court system is what should be the schedule for early voting, which could start as early as next week. Attorneys for the state of Ohio have formally asked the full federal appeals court to review a lawsuit affecting the swing state's early voting schedule. Ohio's attorneys said in a Wednesday court filing that immediate action is needed to reverse a judge's order that allows early ballots to be cast next week. U.S. District Judge Peter Economus has...
In this June 30, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses while making a statement about immigration reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Obama over time has been embraced and scorned by immigrant advocates who have viewed him as both a champion and an obstacle to their cause.
Immigration poses major challenges for President Barack Obama who thus far has had a complicated history with the politics of immigration. The son of a Kenyan immigrant, Obama has been both embraced and scorned by immigrant advocates who have viewed him as both a champion and an obstacle to their cause. In 2006, about 30 Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families appealed to him for help when he was their U.S. senator. He turned them down. Now, as president, a similar decision is upon him again, this time with the status of millions of...
Minorities are not making gains as directors of TV series.
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Minorities are largely shut out of the ranks of TV series directors in a stubbornly unchanged pattern of hiring, according to a study recently released by the Hollywood Directors Guild of America. The Directors Guild of America report said that employers have made no significant improvement in diversity among TV directors in the last four years. According to the study, white males directed the vast majority of the more than 3,500 cable, broadcast and high-budget online episodes made for the 2013-14 season. In a statement, Directors Guild President Paris Barclay said it can be "shockingly...
Detroit was once the land of opportunity brought about by a thriving auto industry. Now the city is in economic ruins.
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Structural racism in Detroit will be examined in the areas of education, health care, housing and safety among others. The study will be conducted by Wayne Sate University and funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The goal of the study is to examine the long history of structural or institutional racism that has plagued that city and make recommendations for change. The Kellogg Foundation is providing a $1.3 million grant to Wayne State University to support the study, which is being launched as the Detroit Equity Lab. Under this initiative, sixty leaders working in the nonprofit areas of...
Danbury, Connecticut Police Department is making a concerted effort to recruit minorities. Come January 2015, the department will know how successful its efforts have been.
President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Obama told the audience that the mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed after the fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has a corrosive effect on all of America, not just on black communities.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced he will be leaving the post after six years of service. He will remain in the position until President Obama names his replacement.
Attorneys for the state of Ohio have formally asked the full federal appeals court to review a lawsuit affecting the swing state's early voting schedule.
Attorneys for the state of Ohio have formally asked the full federal appeals court to review a lawsuit affecting the swing state's early voting schedule.
In this June 30, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses while making a statement about immigration reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Obama over time has been embraced and scorned by immigrant advocates who have viewed him as both a champion and an obstacle to their cause.
Minorities are not making gains as directors of TV series.
Detroit was once the land of opportunity brought about by a thriving auto industry. Now the city is in economic ruins.
Attorneys for the state of Ohio have formally asked the full federal appeals court to review a lawsuit affecting the swing state's early voting schedule.
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Voting Rights at still challenged in Ohio, an important swing state, as we approach the mid-term...
AMC Services is accused of discriminating against blacks and women for years.
September 24th, 2014 with 0 Comments
EEOC, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,...
In this June 30, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses while making a statement about immigration reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Obama over time has been embraced and scorned by immigrant advocates who have viewed him as both a champion and an obstacle to their cause.
September 25th, 2014 with 5 Comments
Immigration poses major challenges for President Barack Obama who thus far has had a complicated...
A new government study shows that black children and teens, between the ages of 5-19, drown at a much higher rate than other children and teens.
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Black children drown at a much higher rate than other kids...

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Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Holder said Tuesday.
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A study or racial bias in law enforcement has been launched by the U.S. Justice Department....
Blacks and Hispanics motorists are stopped at a much higher rate than whites or other minorities by Connecticut police officers.
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Blacks and Hispanics are stopped at a higher rate by...
Danbury, Connecticut Police Department is making a concerted effort to recruit minorities. Come January 2015, the department will know how successful its efforts have been.
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The Danbury police department is determined to reflect the diversity of the city. The city's...
There were black poet during slavery, a time when it was thought that black could not read nor write.
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A new book, "Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse...

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President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Obama told the audience that the mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed after the fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has a corrosive effect on all of America, not just on black communities.
September 30th, 2014 with 0 Comments
President Barack Obama says the widespread mistrust of law enforcement is having a corrosive effect...
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced he will be leaving the post after six years of service. He will remain in the position until President Obama names his replacement.
September 29th, 2014 with 0 Comments
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is leaving after serving...
The leadership at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce believes Utah offers a strong business environment, a growing Latino population and a compassionate approach to immigration.
September 24th, 2014 with 0 Comments
The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce sees opportunity in Utah and is holding its annual convention...
Efforts are being made in Alabama and other states to register more Hispanics to vote.
September 17th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Hispanics are being registered to vote in Alabama by an...