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WASHINGTON — Police officers in Ferguson, Mo., have routinely violated the constitutional rights of the city’s black residents, the Justice Department has concluded in a scathing report that accuses the officers of using excessive force and making unjustified traffic stops for years.
The Justice …Policing
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation will allege sweeping patterns of discrimination within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court, a law enforcement official familiar with the report said Tuesday.
The report, which could be released …Policing
(WASHINGTON) — A Justice Department investigation will allege sweeping patterns of discrimination within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court, a law enforcement official familiar with the report said Tuesday.
The report, which could be released as soon as …Policing
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has nearly completed a highly critical report accusing the police in Ferguson, Mo., of making discriminatory traffic stops of African-Americans that created years of racial animosity leading up to an officer’s shooting of a black teenager last summer, law …Policing
I first met Leonard Nimoy in 2007 at the Comic-Con conference in San Diego where it was announced I would be taking over the role of Spock. I was really excited to meet him and hopeful he would support me stepping into it. I never imagined how our meetings about the character would evolve into a …Leonard Nimoy
This past Black History Month, millions of students were told the story of how America abolished slavery 150 years ago with ratification of the 13th Amendment. The story draws an upward trajectory of racial equality in America from the abolition of slavery to Brown v. Board of Education to the Civil …Slavery
Here's only a partial list of great American writers whose names came to mind as I was reading T. Geronimo Johnson's new novel, Welcome to Braggsville: Tom Wolfe, Mark Twain, Toni Morrison, H.L. Mencken, Don DeLillo, David Foster Wallace, Norman Mailer and Ralph Ellison, Ralph Ellison, Ralph …Literature
1. Acting arrogantly ignorant
Don't you hate it when people enquire about you in a patronizing and somewhat condescending way.
2. Can't you see …Race & Ethnicity
Two hundred years ago, the U.S. declared war on an Islamic power enslaving its citizens and ransoming them for millions.
An Islamic state where Christians were kidnapped and enslaved by Muslims deemed to be “barbarians” by the West. An embarrassed U.S. government forced to pay ransoms and tributes …War
Russia needs to crack down on racism ahead of hosting the 2018 World Cup, the general secretary of the Russian Football Union said Tuesday.Russia
Decades have passed since "a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal" met up in detention and made movie history in 1985's "The Breakfast Club." But as star Molly Ringwald (who played the "princess") pointed out during a Tuesday morning visit to TODAY, despite the years, the …Molly Ringwald
A poll once revealed Harper Lee’s book rivals The Bible in popularity in the US. University student Henry Knight explores why the young especially love it.
The news of Harper Lee’s impending second novel broke the internet. A flurry of tweets from anyone who has ever attended an American ‘middle …Literature
AMY GOODMAN: And then you have in the United States a movement around accountability, overall. It’s the 50th anniversary of the Selma Bloody Sunday, …Noam Chomsky
Put down your device and celebrate National Reading Month with the best short books — all under 100 pages — literature has to offer
Page numbers vary by edition, but we’ve linked these titles to versions that clock in under 100 pages.Reading
The upcoming Broadway musical Finding Neverland has found a new producer to join its ranks: Bryan Cranston.
Lead producer Harvey Weinstein said on Friday that the Tony award-winning former Breaking Bad star had signed up after being enchanted by an early workshop.
The show, directed by Diane Paulus, …Bryan Cranston
Scott Walker is the latest Republican to question the president's faith, and he's not just speaking to the fringe
Alex Theodoridis, a political scientist at the University of California, Merced, conducted a survey last fall of Americans’ understanding of President Obama’s religious beliefs. …Religion
Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed plans to star in a sixth Terminator movie, by which time the actor would be nearly 70.
Schwarzenegger will return to his best known role, the T-800 cyborg, in Alan Taylor’s Terminator: Genysis this July. But he told The Arnold Fans he would also be filming the …Terminator
Even if he was snubbed for the two biggest Oscars this year in favour of Birdman, Richard Linklater’s star is as high as its ever been – and he’s now in talks for his next post-Boyhood project.
He’s being lined up to helm a film adaptation of Maria Semple’s novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette, which …Richard Linklater
"If they are killing us every 28 hours, what do I have to lose?"
Ashley Yates, also known to the Twitterverse as @brownblaze, was citing a Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) report, "Operation Ghetto Storm," on the extrajudicial killings of Black people at the hands of law enforcement and …Ferguson
In honor of Black History Month, we've put together a list of just a few of the countless African-American women who have led the struggle for civil …Gender
While discussing a recent New York Times article on white privilege, progressive radio show host Thom Hartmann asks:Could we have a situation called …White Privilege
Two Ferguson activists have received an award for their writing in the wake of Michael Brown’s August death.DeRay McKesson and Johnetta Elzie won the …Human Rights
There is a man named Daryush “Roosh” Valizadeh who is popular in what is called the “manosphere.” He is a male agony aunt who offers the kind of …White Supremacy
This year marks the 100th anniversary of D. W. Griffith’s infamous and influential film The Birth of a Nation. This anniversary is more significant …Selma
Two weeks after a Haitian man was lynched in the Dominican Republic, thousands marched through the streets of Port-au-Prince on Wednesday, demanding …Haiti
Almost three years to the day since the death of Trayvon Martin, the Department of Justice announced it won’t be bringing federal civil rights …Law
Stand Up to Racism and Fascism - UN Anti-Racism Day demonstration
Saturday 21 March 2015
March and rally organised by Stand Up to Racism
Assemble 12pm …Race & Ethnicity
TORONTO — Ontario has made progress in combating the scourge of racism and other forms of discrimination but the fight is far from over, the outgoing …Human Rights
New research suggests bias also can be found within racial categories.Race & Ethnicity
Ruth Braunstein is in the department of sociology at the University of Connecticut. Her research explores how religion influences public …