Three Black people checked out of their Airbnb rental. Then the police were called

Blog   |   May 15, 2018

CNN reports that residents of a Rialto, California neighborhood called the police on four women who were checking out of their Airbnb rental property. Rialto police detained Kelly Fyffe-Marshall and her three friends — two of them African-American like her — … Continue reading

Lynching Memorial Forces a Reckoning for a Nation, and a Newspaper

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With the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the country is now forced to acknowledge the unfathomable atrocities that form the foundation of our nation. The New York Times reports that the Montgomery Advertiser was forced to admit … Continue reading

Starbucks isn’t the first chain to come under fire in recent racially charged incidents

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CNN reports that even though federal law outlaws discrimination in public restaurants and cafes, there are still incidents in which black customers wait longer to be served, are asked to pay before a meal or sometimes subjected to arrest. In response to … Continue reading

State lawmakers are punishing the city of Memphis for removing two Confederate statues

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  CNN reports that lawmakers in the Tennessee House of Representatives passed an amendment to a state appropriations bill in April that strips $250,000 in funding that the city of Memphis was to receive for its upcoming bicentennial celebration. State … Continue reading