Blog: Racism News & Discrimination Cases

September 1st, 2013
Written by Adam Goldman in Religion's Mighty Rivers, Race Relations with 0 Comments
New York City mosque
The New York Police Department (NYPD) has designated whole mosques as terrorist organizations, which allows police to perform surveillance on these organizations without specific evidence of wrongdoing. When a mosque receives this designation, anyone who attends services there is also subject to investigation. Since the 9/11 attacks, the NYPD has opened at least a dozen "terrorism enterprise...
August 31st, 2013
Written by Marlene Caroselli in One Race... One World, Our Daily Walk with 0 Comments
Mary Jo Colligan and one of her nimble-fingered seamstresses
Despite what Martha and the Vandellas assert in "Dancing in the Streets," it does matter what you wear … everywhere around the world. Few people know the truth of this better than Mary Jo Colligan and her nimble-fingered seamstresses at Angels of Mercy. There, they make dresses for young girls everywhere around the world. Colligan explains how the non-profit began: "Seven years ago, I was at a...
July 9th, 2013
Written by Corey Williams - Associated Press in Education, the Great Equalizer, Race Relations with 0 Comments
College Prep
DETROIT (AP) - Joshua Thompson is part of Madonna University's incoming freshman class, but he and 24 other at-risk black males from Detroit schools will experience college and its challenges beginning with a special seven-week summer program. The program is part of Madonna's Bridging Lost Gaps and begins Sunday. It prepares inner city high school graduates, including black students and other...
July 3rd, 2013
Written by Melinda Deslatte - Associated Press in Race & Politics, Feature Stories with 0 Comments
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - By jumping to the GOP, Opelousas Sen. Elbert Guillory made history, becoming Louisiana's first black Republican state senator since Reconstruction. With a four-minute video explaining why he left the Democratic Party, Guillory's become a darling of national conservatives. The YouTube video posted by Guillory in mid-June attracted nearly 700,000 viewers by Tuesday, as well...
June 4th, 2013
Written by Chris Kardish – Associated Press in Race & Politics, Race Relations with 0 Comments
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - More than 100 people were arrested Monday at the largest demonstration yet of the North Carolina NAACP's weeks-long protest of the conservative policies of the Republican-led General Assembly. Police estimated that roughly 1,000 people attended a rally late Monday afternoon behind the Legislative Building on Halifax Mall. Hundreds then entered the building. Upwards of 150...


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