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  • Supreme Court asked to scale back landmark fair housing law

    Supreme Court asked to scale back landmark fair housing law
    The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it may be about to chip away at  another 1960s-era civil rights law. At issue is the Fair Housing Act of 1968, passed a week after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The law makes it illegal to refuse to...
  • Allentown police chief: Ferguson isn't Selma

    Allentown police chief: Ferguson isn't Selma
    Allentown police Chief Joel Fitzgerald has heard the comparisons between last year's protests over the killing of an unarmed black man by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the 1965 marches from Selma, Ala., that were so integral to that era's civil...
  • Prisoner's lawsuit alleges Allentown officer used excessive force

    A man who tucked a revolver into his waistband before fleeing police claims an Allentown officer used excessive force by continuously shocking him with a Taser, according to a federal lawsuit. Brian Morgan Jr. also alleges that officer David M. Howells...
  • Former white supremacist convicted in 1997 slaying of black man

    Former white supremacist convicted in 1997 slaying of black man
    A former white supremacist was convicted of murder Thursday in the beating and stabbing death of a black man in the Antelope Valley desert.  A Los Angeles jury deliberated for five hours before finding Richard Phillip Ritchie, 39, guilty of first-degree...
  • Patriots doing Twitter #facepalm after tweeting racial slur

    Patriots doing Twitter #facepalm after tweeting racial slur
    See Internet? This is why you can't have nice things. The New England Patriots are winners, but in their effort to celebrate, the nasty face of racism took over. The Patriots official Twitter account was the first for an NFL team to reach 1 million...
  • Ebola taunts at Northampton-Nazareth soccer game hurt West African player, guardian says

    A West African player on Nazareth Area High School's boys soccer team was taunted by Northampton players with chants of "Ebola!" during a game last week, according to his legal guardian. Edward Bachert, custodian for the 16-year-old soccer player,...
  • EEOC weighs in on Mascotte mess, and it isn't pretty

    EEOC weighs in on Mascotte mess, and it isn't pretty
    An accountant in the utility department for the city of Mascotte is pulling off a miracle: She continues to work even though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled Oct. 2 there is "reasonable cause" to believe the city manager discriminated...
  • St. Louis' pride and unrest: Cardinals October vs. 'Ferguson October'

    In October, a month in which St. Louis’ civic identity is normally dedicated to Cardinals playoff baseball, the city’s unresolved racial tensions are competing for center stage as hundreds and possibly thousands of demonstrators have...
  • Did 'Django' actress pre-judge LAPD officer?

    Did 'Django' actress pre-judge LAPD officer?
    LAPD Sgt. Jim Parker was enjoying a beer when a newscast on the bar's TV showed a young woman he'd last seen in handcuffs. Actress Daniele Watts was accusing Parker of racial profiling during a routine stop in Studio City. The cop had been disrespectful...
  • Black men: Beware of police officers

    It's one of the best-known lines of any English-language poet -- Robert Burns' reflection on the upper-class church lady who doesn't realize there's a louse crawling around on her bonnet. "O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us, To see oursels as ithers see...
  • Several Hundreds March In "Die-In" Protest In New Haven; Solidarity March Planned For Hartford

    Several Hundreds March In "Die-In" Protest In New Haven; Solidarity March Planned For Hartford
    A hush fell over parts of downtown New Haven shortly after noon on Friday as several hundred protesters marched hand-in-hand and in silence to the court house to protest incidents in Ferguson and Staten Island, where police killed black men, and Cleveland...