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Latino, African-American Applicants Unfairly Denied Sandy Relief Funds?

Local housing rights organization Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC) says it has obtained data from the Christie Administration that shows that Latino and African-American residents applying for two major Sandy relief programs were denied by the state at higher rates than their Caucasian counterparts. According to the...

Is Don Lemon the New Clarence Thomas?

Don Lemon’s unsolicited social commentary this year on the things holding back the black community and the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy earned him a level of contempt typically directed at the Supreme Court’s lone black justice. Lemon’s critics, much like Thomas’, question his...

Asian Women Fight Back Against Stereotypes With #NotYourAsianSidekick

  Chicago-based rights activist and freelance writer Suey Park is the latest to construct a feminism and cultural stereotypes conversation via Twitter that trended globally. #NotYourAsianSidechick joined the ranks of #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen and #FastTailGirls on Sunday, when Park started the conversation with a simple tweet: #NotYourAsianSidekick is a convo...

Teacher Suspended For Making Skin Color Joke

Suzette Henderson is a mother of a 9th grader at Hough High School in Charlotte, North Carolina and is quite upset with a gym teacher’s comments about her son’s skin color. Last month, according to Henderson, her son’s gym teacher, Meghan Beltz, made an off the...

I Got Laid Off From My Job, So Obviously I Responded By Booking A Ticket To Paris

As new age-y as it sounds, I worked to become the person that I wanted to be and leaving feels a little bit like pulling a thread on an artfully woven sweater—why ruin a perfectly good, well-crafted thing?