Race Relations In The USA and Diversity News

On July 17, a video emerged of police confronting Eric Garner, 43, for selling loose cigarettes on a Staten Island street. The video shows Garner being placed in an apparent chokehold and being knocked to the ground. Garner repeatedly screams, "I can't breathe!" He died a short time later. The cause of the death has not been determined.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio still vows to work to improve relations between the NYPD and minorities, despite the most recent incident of a black man dying while in police custody after being arrested for selling cigarettes on a Staten Island street. Facing his first significant test in trying to improve relations between police and minority communities, De Blasio said Monday that he believes the troubles stem from racial tension that defined his predecessor's 12 years in office. He did not specifically say he thought race played a role in the recent death of a black, asthmatic father of six who...
Car wash mogul indicted on federal charges of identity theft, immigration document fraud, conspiracy, making false statements on employment eligibility documents.
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A car wash mogul has been found guilty of hiring illegal immigrants. The owner of a metro Phoenix car wash chain accused of immigration fraud in its hiring practices pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge to commit identity fraud. Lee Stein, an attorney representing Danny's Family Car Wash owner Danny Hendon, said his client found the plea agreement to be a "fair resolution." "It's been a difficult process and he's just glad to have today behind him," Stein said. U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Cosme Lopez said Hendon acknowledges in the agreement that he "knowingly turned a blind eye"...
This July 18, 2014, file photo shows demonstrators with signs on an overpass in Indianapolis, to protest against people who immigrate illegally.
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Millions of illegal immigrants may receive work permits, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections. Such a large-scale move on immigration could scramble election-year politics and lead some conservative Republicans to push for impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama, a prospect White House officials have openly discussed. Yet there'...
President Barack Obama speaks to participants of the Presidential Summit for the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014 during a town hall meeting. The President announced that the program will be renamed in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela. The summit is the lead-up event to next week’s inaugural U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest gathering any U.S. President has held with African heads of state.
An African leadership program has been named after Nelson Mandela. President Barack Obama welcomed the inaugural class of young African leaders to Washington Monday, drawing cheers as he announced their program is being expanded and renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela. The youngsters are participating in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, part of the broader Young African Leaders Initiative that Obama launched in 2010 to support a new generation of leadership there. "We have to make sure that we're all seizing the extraordinary potential of today's...
Preparing fresh foods as is done in parts of African can be a healthier alternative to fried foods and sweets.
African foods may prove to be a healthier alternative for blacks rather than the traditional fried foods with lots of rich and sweet desserts. Classes are being held all across the United States to promote healthier eating habits by cooking fresh foods based on traditional African cuisine. Such foods are not only good for blacks, but for anyone. Aimed at blacks but open to anyone, the "Taste of African Heritage" classes are sponsored by the Boston-based nonprofit Oldways, which promotes healthier eating through traditional foods. Sessions are held nationwide to encourage people to skip burger...
An accurate portrayal of American Indian and culture is still lacking in classrooms across America.
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Should American Indian history and culture be taught in schools across America? The state school superintendent in North Dakota believes it should be should be taught in that state's classrooms to have "a common understanding of where we came from in order to have vision for the future." State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said she wants to replicate curriculum similar to Montana's "Indian Education for All" program that mandates Montana schools teach all students about its American Indian tribes and reservations. "Teachers are excited about this," Baesler said at an Indian Education...
Historically black colleges and universities have educated a huge percentage of black America. Today, HBCUs are facing unprecedented challenges.
The Koch brothers are connecting with black colleges. What does it really mean? America's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters. Enter a $25 million gift to the United Negro College Fund from the conservative Koch brothers, which has pitted the needs of black students against liberals' insistence that the Kochs are pursuing a racist political agenda. Whether genuine philanthropy, political jujitsu or some of both, the gift sparked a debate that peaked when Lee Saunders, president of the powerful American Federation for State,...
The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled against a class action lawsuit that was filed on behalf of thousands of black employees or job applicants.
Black employees and job applicants have lost a class action discrimination lawsuit filed against the state of Iowa. The Iowa Supreme Court rejected a class-action lawsuit Friday that alleged the Iowa executive branch systematically discriminated against black job applicants for years. Current and former applicants had argued that Iowa's 37 agencies favored whites over blacks for jobs in a merit system, allowing favoritism and biases to creep into decisions on which candidates to interview and hire. Their case was based on statistics that suggest blacks received fewer interviews and jobs than...
On July 17, a video emerged of police confronting Eric Garner, 43, for selling loose cigarettes on a Staten Island street. The video shows Garner being placed in an apparent chokehold and being knocked to the ground. Garner repeatedly screams, "I can't breathe!" He died a short time later. The cause of the death has not been determined.
Car wash mogul indicted on federal charges of identity theft, immigration document fraud, conspiracy, making false statements on employment eligibility documents.
This July 18, 2014, file photo shows demonstrators with signs on an overpass in Indianapolis, to protest against people who immigrate illegally.
President Barack Obama speaks to participants of the Presidential Summit for the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014 during a town hall meeting. The President announced that the program will be renamed in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela. The summit is the lead-up event to next week’s inaugural U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest gathering any U.S. President has held with African heads of state.
Preparing fresh foods as is done in parts of African can be a healthier alternative to fried foods and sweets.
An accurate portrayal of American Indian and culture is still lacking in classrooms across America.
Historically black colleges and universities have educated a huge percentage of black America. Today, HBCUs are facing unprecedented challenges.
The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled against a class action lawsuit that was filed on behalf of thousands of black employees or job applicants.
Car wash mogul indicted on federal charges of identity theft, immigration document fraud, conspiracy, making false statements on employment eligibility documents.
July 29th, 2014 with 0 Comments
A car wash mogul has been found guilty of hiring illegal immigrants. The owner of a metro Phoenix...
A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision said officers conducted "a violent, traumatic invasion" with "an alarming and unnecessary show of force."
July 23rd, 2014 with 0 Comments
A black elderly couple's case against police moves forward...
Two babies are placed between dolls covered with red paint during a demonstration, most of them women and children, against Israel's military offensive in Gaza, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Berlin, Germany. Several hundred pro-Palestinian protesters demanded a halt to military action in Gaza.
July 23rd, 2014 with 0 Comments
Anti-Semitic protest occurring across Europe are being condemned. The foreign ministers of Germany...
First Lady Michelle Obama emphasizes the importance of higher education to empower the Latino community as she spoke at the national conference of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).
July 14th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Higher education is the key to Latino community empowerment...

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On July 17, a video emerged of police confronting Eric Garner, 43, for selling loose cigarettes on a Staten Island street. The video shows Garner being placed in an apparent chokehold and being knocked to the ground. Garner repeatedly screams, "I can't breathe!" He died a short time later. The cause of the death has not been determined.
July 29th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Mayor Bill de Blasio still vows to work to improve relations between the NYPD and minorities,...
The World Cup highlights the racism issues that pervade Brazil. Shown here are two fans in black face.
July 10th, 2014 with 0 Comments
The World Cup is highlighting the fact that Brazil, with...
This July 18, 2014, file photo shows demonstrators with signs on an overpass in Indianapolis, to protest against people who immigrate illegally.
July 29th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Millions of illegal immigrants may receive work permits, allowing them to stay in the United States...
An accurate portrayal of American Indian and culture is still lacking in classrooms across America.
July 23rd, 2014 with 0 Comments
Should American Indian history and culture be taught in...

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President Barack Obama speaks to participants of the Presidential Summit for the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014 during a town hall meeting. The President announced that the program will be renamed in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela. The summit is the lead-up event to next week’s inaugural U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest gathering any U.S. President has held with African heads of state.
July 29th, 2014 with 0 Comments
An African leadership program has been named after Nelson Mandela. President Barack Obama welcomed...
Historically black colleges and universities have educated a huge percentage of black America. Today, HBCUs are facing unprecedented challenges.
July 22nd, 2014 with 0 Comments
The Koch brothers are connecting with black colleges. What...
Minority voters are discriminated against with the new electoral maps in Texas, the U.S. Justice Department alleges.
July 16th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Minority voters were discriminated against deliberately in Texas as new electoral maps were drawn....
A new generation of U.S.-born Hispanics is entering the U.S. workforce, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
June 20th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Latino immigrants hold fewer jobs than Latinos born in the...