Race Relations In The USA and Diversity News

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.
Black voters will determine Democratic victories in those highly contested Congressional and Senatorial races across the country next Tuesday. Candidates are making their strongest push during these last days leading up to the Mid-Term election to get the black vote out. Low voter turnout, especially among minorities, is usually the case unless there is some highly galvanizing issue is at stake. Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan told black Baptists on Wednesday she wants to protect their voting rights and promote equality while her rival Thom Tillis and his Republican allies want to put more...
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.
The Obama health care law, often referred to as "Obamacare" has a staunch supporter in U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and she has doubled down on her support for the federal health care law even as polls show the revamp remains unpopular in Louisiana and a new Republican attack ad launched Tuesday hits the Democratic incumbent again for her vote. The 30-second TV commercial by national conservative group Crossroads GPS, co-founded by GOP operative Karl Rove, says Landrieu's vote for President Barack Obama's signature initiative was a betrayal of Louisiana. Although criticism of Landrieu's vote for...
The Justice Department is investigating the practices of the police department following the Aug. 9 police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown. That investigation focuses on alleged patterns of racial discrimination by the overwhelmingly white police department.
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Does the Ferguson, Missouri police department need major changes because of the death of an unarmed black teen and the subsequent handling of the incident by law enforcement, the continued unrest in the community and lingering doubt about whether the real facts will ever be known or justice ever served? Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for "wholesale change" in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. The Justice Department is investigating the practices of the police department following the Aug. 9 police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old,...
School leaders have struggled ever since to improve both the image and the reality of a place once seen as a bastion of segregation. The latest initiative is a diversity plan Chancellor Dan Jones is rolling out this year, addressing symbols and substance to make the campus more inclusive.
Ole Miss is facing its history of segregation as it works to embrace and increase racial diversity. This renewed focus on changing its racist image comes as Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that's bringing new attention to Mississippi's flagship university. The Rebels haven't played this well since 1962, which happens to be the same year troops stood up to mob violence to force the University of Mississippi, under federal court order, to admit James Meredith as its first black student. School leaders have struggled ever since to improve both the image and...
In this Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, California state Sen. Norma Torres, D-Pomona, poses in the Senate Chambers at the Capitol in Sacramento. Torres, a first-time candidate for Congress, tells voters there is no more critical time to vote than now _ even as she accepts that “great disillusion” might prompt many Hispanic voters to sit this non-presidential midterm election out.
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Hispanics are being urged to vote in the November Mid-Term elections next week to send a clear message to Washington that this large minority group cannot be ignored. First-time congressional candidate Norma Torres tells people in her Los Angeles-area district that there is no more critical time to vote than now, even as she acknowledges "great disillusion" may cause many Hispanics to sit out Election Day. "There's nothing sexy on the ballot, no ballot measure to mobilize people" said Torres. And no presidential contest this year. She and fellow Democrat Christina Gagnier are in a race to...
In this 2013 file photo, inmates work out in the exercise yard of Housing Unit B at California State Prison Sacramento, near Folsom, Calif. California prison officials on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014, agreed to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence.
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California will have to stop segregating prisoners by race based on a court settlement. Prison officials will have to balance safety concerns with the need to avoid racial stereotypes after the state agreed to end a long-standing policy that had been challenged in court and deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Department of Justice. Under a court settlement made public Wednesday night, the state will drop its practice of attempting to prevent further violence by segregating inmates by race after riots involving racially based prison gangs. Attorneys representing inmates had challenged the...
In this Oct. 20, 2104 file photo, President Barack Obama votes early for the midterm election at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in Chicago. President Barack Obama is hitting the black radio airwaves to plead for midterm votes.
Blacks turning out to vote in the November elections will be critical in determining the outcomes in many races, especially the heavily contested ones in the U. S. Senate and Congress, and President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, It is a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person. African-American turnout will be vital to Democrats' hopes in states such as Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and North Carolina that will help determine control of the Senate. And Obama remains beloved...
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.
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Magic Johnson want to help tech companies in Silicon Valley hire more minorities. Google, Twitter and other big tech companies have come under fire recently for a workforce that is predominantly white male with some Asian employees. Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. 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. Johnson believes his own...
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.
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.
The Justice Department is investigating the practices of the police department following the Aug. 9 police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown. That investigation focuses on alleged patterns of racial discrimination by the overwhelmingly white police department.
School leaders have struggled ever since to improve both the image and the reality of a place once seen as a bastion of segregation. The latest initiative is a diversity plan Chancellor Dan Jones is rolling out this year, addressing symbols and substance to make the campus more inclusive.
In this Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, California state Sen. Norma Torres, D-Pomona, poses in the Senate Chambers at the Capitol in Sacramento. Torres, a first-time candidate for Congress, tells voters there is no more critical time to vote than now _ even as she accepts that “great disillusion” might prompt many Hispanic voters to sit this non-presidential midterm election out.
In this 2013 file photo, inmates work out in the exercise yard of Housing Unit B at California State Prison Sacramento, near Folsom, Calif. California prison officials on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014, agreed to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence.
In this Oct. 20, 2104 file photo, President Barack Obama votes early for the midterm election at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in Chicago. President Barack Obama is hitting the black radio airwaves to plead for midterm votes.
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.
In this 2013 file photo, inmates work out in the exercise yard of Housing Unit B at California State Prison Sacramento, near Folsom, Calif. California prison officials on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014, agreed to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence.
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California will have to stop segregating prisoners by race based on a court settlement. Prison...
Black employees sue a gas pipeline company for racial discrimination, after apparently being dismissed without cause.
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Five African-American former employees of a West Virginia...
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" has a staunch supporter in U.S. Sen....
Many are advocating travel bans from countries where there has been an outbreak.
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Discrimination occurring as the Ebola crisis unfolds in the...

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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 Department's discriminatory surveillance of...
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...
In this May 22, 2014 photo, New Jersey Assemblywoman and congressional candidate, Bonnie Watson Coleman, center, D-Trenton, N.J., stands on the floor of the assembly before a session at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month, a post-Reconstruction record that some observers say is a byproduct of President Barack Obama’s historic presidency.
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More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next...
Virginia legislators packed too many black voters into one congressional district in order to make adjacent districts safer for Republican incumbents, a federal has court ruled.
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Congressional districts based on race and partisan politics...

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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.
October 30th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Black voters will determine Democratic victories in those highly contested Congressional and...
In this Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, California state Sen. Norma Torres, D-Pomona, poses in the Senate Chambers at the Capitol in Sacramento. Torres, a first-time candidate for Congress, tells voters there is no more critical time to vote than now _ even as she accepts that “great disillusion” might prompt many Hispanic voters to sit this non-presidential midterm election out.
October 30th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Hispanics are being urged to vote in the November Mid-Term...
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.
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Magic Johnson want to help tech companies in Silicon Valley hire more minorities. Google, Twitter...
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.
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The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce sees opportunity in...