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Three Black Women Falsely Accused Of Prostitution At New York Hotel

In the same news cycle where black actress Daniele Watts was falsely accused of being a hooker, three black women at a New York hotel had the same experience. In an interview with AlterNet, New York City lawyerKantaki Washington claimed that she and two friends — all three black women — were having drinks at [...]

Lakeland, Florida utility board member Steve Wade seems to have forgotten that describing African-Americans as “animals” and suggesting that African-American teen girls do nothing but get knocked up constantly isn’t exactly the best career move – but while he says he used the “wrong word,” he stands by his claims. In a September 4 budget [...]

Evidence suggests a 22-year-old black man was running away from police when he was fatally shot. Darrien Hunt attracted police attention Wednesday morning outside Saratoga Springs when he allegedly began walking around with a samurai sword. His family later described the sword as a “harmless 3-foot souvenir sword with a rounded edge” purchased at a [...]

The Atlanta Hawks released a letter Saturday saying the team “did not do the right thing…over a period of years.” The apology, signed by CEO Steve Koonin, was released one day after the team announced general manager Danny Ferry was taking an indefinite leave of absence following his racially charged comments about Luol Deng. Last [...]

Louisiana Republican Senate candidate believes Harry Reid runs the Senate “like a plantation.” I guess that means we have slaves as senators. The Baton Rouge congressman, challenging Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu this fall, made the comment to the head of the Port of Terrebonne during a tour last week. Reid, a Nevada Democrat, “runs the [...]

Georgia Senator Fran Millar is fighting a plan for Sunday voting because more blacks will go to the polls that way. Millar made the comments Tuesday morning on Facebook in response to news that Dekalb County would offer Sunday, Oct. 26, as an extra voting day at three different locations for working residents. Lee May, [...]

The Economist magazine has withdrawn, and apologized for their review of Edward E. Baptist’s The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, but took the additional step of keeping the review’s text available for transparency’s sake. Good for them, I guess, but their apology, while abject, misses the key lesson that [...]

Blacks, says Rafael Cruz, “need to be educated” about Democrats so they’ll vote Republican. “The average black does not’ understand that the minimum wage is bad, believes the Texas senator’s father. Cruz was speaking to the Williamson County, Texas Republican Club. During the speech, Cruz spoke at length about a recent conversation he said he [...]

Ty Turner, a gay, black activist and former state senate candidate, was arrested in Charlotte, NC for placing leaflets about voting rights on cars in a parking lot. The incident happened on Labor Day near a “Moral Mondays” rally in the park, which local activists have participated in for months to protest Republican lawmakers. In [...]

Various studies show implicit biases, ones we may not be consciously aware of, exist. How do we know implicit biases exist? In a number of classic studies, research subjects are asked to complete a seemingly simple task, such as watching words pop up on a screen and quickly categorizing those words as either positive, like [...]

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