Dallas immigrant families plan to file fair housing complaint

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Dallas immigrant families facing discrimination to address City Council at today’s council  meeting, prepare to file fair housing complaint. This morning, families at Bellmar Apartments who are being pressured out of their homes because of new requirements that target their undocumented status will be joined by community supporters in stating their concerns in front of […]

EEOC rules Addison restaurant must pay $20K to settle pregnancy discrimination claim

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Arthur’s Restaurant and Bar, a fine dining steakhouse and lounge in Addison, a suburb of Dallas, will pay $20,000 to a former cocktail server to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC alleged that the restaurant unlawfully fired cocktail server Jennifer Todd […]

Public Offices Discriminate Against Black Americans

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By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – It’s an open secret that Black-sounding names can hinder employment, housing, and loan applications. Apparently, basic emails to public servants have snuck onto that list. So concluded a recent study published by the Institute for the Study of Labor, an international research center based in […]

Ferguson police accused of intimidation tactics


FERGUSON, MO. – One year following the tragic killing of Michael Brown, with more and more people across the country acknowledging the systemic targeting of black communities by law enforcement, police officials in St. Louis and St. Louis County have made no progress. Even in the face of a stinging rebuke by the Department of […]

Morgan Freeman thanks supporters following death of granddaughter

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Morgan Freeman‘s 33-year-old step-granddaughter was murdered outside of her New York City home early Sunday morning. Law enforcement tells TMZ E’Dena Hines was found lying on the street and had suffered multiple stab wounds to her torso. She was rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. Read more here. Late this afternoon […]

Cruise ship employee arrested for sexually abusing a teen passenger

Yovany Suazo Batiz is facing charges for sexual assault of a teen on a cruise ship.

A Carnival Cruise Lines employee was arrested in Florida on Saturday for allegedly sexually abusing a teenage passenger, according to police. Yovany Suazo-Batiz, 46, a steward on the Carnival Valor, was arrested when the ship docked at Port Canaveral, east of Orlando, according to a statement from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. He has been […]

Dallas cop arrested for domestic violence

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Dallas Police Officer Raymond Petty was arrested Saturday by the Dallas Police Department for Assault Family Violence. Officer Petty has been with the department since May 2007 and is currently assigned to the Central Patrol Division. Officer Petty has been placed on Administrative Leave pending an Internal Affairs Division administrative investigation.

FBI set their sites on Dallas Police and Fire Pension System


The Dallas Police and Fire Pension System helps support our first responders in their retirement. It has come under intense scrutiny over millions of dollars in questionable investments, and now reportedly the FBI has made contact with certain members of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund staff and board of directors. Instead of safe and […]

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