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

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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

Confederate statue, Robert E. Lee

  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

Ayanna Jenkins-Toney Recognized as the 2018 Kwixuan Maloof Solo Practitioner of the Year by the California Association of Black Lawyers

Ayanna Jenkins Toney

National Black Lawyers member Ayanna Jenkins-Toney, founder and senior partner at the Law Offices of Ayanna Jenkins-Toney, has been recongnized by the California  Association of Black Lawyers as the “Solo Practitioner of the Year” in 2018. A highly decorated award … Continue reading

The ‘Jim Crow Era’ has passed, but the Fight for $15 must still take on the ‘Jim Crow Economy’

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A coalition of civil rights groups have filed a law suit against the city of Birmingham that links a three-year battle to raise the city’s minimum wage with the Alabama’s racist heritage. CNN reports that Birmingham became the first city … Continue reading

DC city council member apologizes for making inadvertently racist comments

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Washington, DC council member Trayvon White Sr. issued an apology after receiving public backlash for comments he made in a video he posted on social media implying that the DC weather was controlled by the Rothschilds, a European Jewish banking … Continue reading

Starbucks CEO wants to meet 2 men arrested in Philadelphia store

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Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson says the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks was “wrong” and “reprehensible,” and says he hopes to meet with the men soon, The Washington Post reports. The manager of the Starbucks no longer … Continue reading

Contract-for-deed: A house you can buy, but never own

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Zachary Anderson realized too late he was not actually the owner of the Atlanta home that he thought he purchased. Records showed the owner as Harbour Portfolio VII LP. It turned out that Anderson had entered into a “contract-for-deed,” a … Continue reading

MLK’s protest against a racist court system

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sixty years ago, on Easter Sunday 1958, Martin Luther King, Jr. led a “prayer pilgrimage” in Montgomery, Alabama. The pilgrimage was in protest of the death sentence handed to a young man, Jeremiah Reeves, who was executed in Alabama’s electric … Continue reading