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  • Student coalition seeks to get 'Byrd' off University of Maryland's stadium

    Student coalition seeks to get 'Byrd' off University of Maryland's stadium
    A group of University of Maryland, College Park students has launched a campaign to change the name of the school's football stadium, arguing it is named after a man with racist and segregationist beliefs. Byrd Stadium's namesake is former university...
  • Lauderdale seeks independent review of police force

    Lauderdale seeks independent review of police force
    FORT LAUDERDALE — Saying the city has nothing to hide, city commissioners plan to invite federal or state law enforcement officials to do their own review of the city's police force given the recent firing of three officers over racist comments....
  • Seeking What's Right In Still-Racial America

    Seeking What's Right In Still-Racial America
    Two weeks ago, I sat in my bed reading the early reports about the discovery of the body of a black man swinging in a tree in Mississippi. Two weeks later, there is still no word from Mississippi authorities as to whether Otis Byrd, 54, hanged himself...
  • State Report: Racial Disparities Found In Traffic Stops By Some Police Departments

    State Report: Racial Disparities Found In Traffic Stops By Some Police Departments
    HARTFORD — A yearlong study of police traffic stops in Connecticut has identified 10 police departments and two state police barracks where there appear to be racial disparities in who gets pulled over. The state-mandated study, released Tuesday...
  • Leaders tackle poor relations between minority communities, police

    Leaders tackle poor relations between minority communities, police
    Civic, political, religious and law enforcement leaders gathered Tuesday in an attempt to start conversations they hope will alleviate the mistrust many in minority communities feel toward the police. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, an...
  • Former workers sue Norfolk Shipyard claiming racist, hostile work environment

    Former workers sue Norfolk Shipyard claiming racist, hostile work environment
    More former employees, mostly black and Hispanic, of the Lyon Shipyard in Norfolk are coming forwarded claiming the private shipyard maintained a hostile and racist work environment, according to a report in the Virginian Pilot. The original lawsuit,...
  • Integration through baseball

    Integration through baseball
    Oct. 8, 1966, is for me, a day thick with enduring and vivid memories. It was a Saturday, the day of the first World Series game ever played in Baltimore, and I doubt that an autumn sun ever shined so brightly or felt so inviting as the one that fell that...
  • South Carolina college student suspended over racial slur

    The University of South Carolina says it has suspended a student over a photo showing a racial slur being written on a board in a campus study room. Multiple media outlets reported President Harris Pastides announced the suspension Friday. Pastides...
  • S.F. police chief: Officers should be fired for 'hateful' text messages

    S.F. police chief: Officers should be fired for 'hateful' text messages
    San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr called Friday for seven more officers who allegedly exchanged racist and homophobic text messages to be fired. “The officers responsible for the reprehensible texts should be separated from the SFPD as soon...
  • Racism a lingering problem among collegiate millennials

    Kayla Tarrant loves the University of Maryland. But the campus tour guide says a racist email and photo attributed to her schoolmates makes her reluctant to encourage other black students to enroll "in a place where you feel unsafe and no one cares...
  • Racist cops could still get hired as police officers elsewhere in Florida

    Racist cops could still get hired as police officers elsewhere in Florida
    Blatant racism may have cost four Fort Lauderdale police officers their jobs, but the cashiered cops could still wear a badge again in Florida if another department wants to hire them. That's because the agency that certifies police officers in the...