September 2014

September 10th, 2014
Written by Will Lester in Race Relations, Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
Willie Mays was a part of the first generation of black superstars that changed Major League Baseball.
How blacks changed Major League Baseball forever is the focus of a new book by Bill Madden. The book, "1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever" is being released by Da Capo Press. As the pennant races head into the fall stretch, it's worth remembering that 60 years ago the sport of baseball was changed permanently as African-...
September 10th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in Race Relations, Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
This July 24, 2012 file photo shows police at the entrance to city hall in Anaheim, Calif. as demonstrators gathered on the steps to protest the death of Manuel Diaz, 25, who died as a result of gunshot wounds sustained during a police pursuit on Saturday. The killing of an unarmed black man by an officer in a nearly all-white police department in suburban St. Louis refocused the country on the racial balance between police forces and the communities they protect.
Blacks and Hispanics are underrepresented in police departments where they live and where they may make up a large percentage or the majority of residents within that community or urban area. An Associated Press analysis of Census Bureau data and Justice Department figures about law enforcement found that Hispanics are more often underrepresented in police departments around the country than are...
September 9th, 2014
Written by Ray Henry in Eyes On The Enterprise, Race Relations with 0 Comments
In this April 26, 2014, file photo, Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson cheers from the stands in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers in Atlanta. Levenson said Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, he is selling his controlling interest in the team, in part due to an inflammatory email he said he wrote in an attempt "to bridge Atlanta's racial sports divide."
Blacks can play basketball, but they are not welcomed in the stand to view the game, a new revelation by another NBA team owner seems to indicate. The Atlanta Hawks officials agreed Monday to meet with civil rights leaders after one of its team owners disclosed that he wrote a racially charged email theorizing that black fans kept white fans away. The Rev. Markel Hutchins said he and others...
September 5th, 2014
Written by Emily Wagster P... in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 0 Comments
As part of the plan to shed its image of racial segregation, the university is considering dropping the nickname “Ole Miss” and using the more formal University of Mississippi.
Ole Miss renames Confederate Drive as part of effort to embrace diversity and show sensitivity to the need to move away from it racist and divisive history. The University of Mississippi, which has long struggled to distance itself from plantation-era imagery, is renaming a street known as Confederate Drive and adding historical context to Old South symbols that have long stood on the Oxford...
September 5th, 2014
Written by Michael Virtanen in Discrimination Cases, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Macy's, in the racial profiling lawsuit settlement, agrees to adopt new polices on police access to its security camera monitors and against profiling. The retailer also agrees to train employees, investigate customer complaints and keep better records on it compliance.
Macy's settles the racial profiling lawsuit that were brought against the retail giant by several black shoppers. Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square. Under the agreement signed Tuesday with New York's attorney general, the retailer will adopt new policies on police access to its security camera monitors...