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Airbnb urged to implement reforms to eliminate discrimination

By Admin 12.07.2016

The national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (national Lawyers’ Committee) and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (Boston Lawyers’ Committee) have urged Airbnb to take immediate action to address discrimination faced by African-American and other minority users of the company’s site.

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NBC’s Lester Holt honoured by the NABJ

NBC's Lester Holt
By Admin 22.06.2016

WASHINGTON, DC: Lester Holt, the first solo African-American evening anchor on a weekday network newscast, accepted the 2016 NABJ Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) at an NBC reception in New York City …

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T&T cultural icon, Holly Betaudier, ‘had a big heart’

Holly-Betaudier
By Admin 01.06.2016

One of Trinidad and Tobago’s most beloved cultural icons has died. Holly Betaudier, a television pioneer who hosted one of the longest running local talent shows in the country’s history, passed away peacefully at his home in Westmoorings at 11.20 p.m. …

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Louisville cops shut HQ rather than meet with protesters

By Admin 23.06.2015

Some 150 protesters peacefully demonstrated outside the Louisville Metro Police Department on Monday in response to a threatening letter released by the River City Fraternal Order of the Police (FOP) Lodge 614 late last week.

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Murder of nine in South Carolina church ‘a hate crime’

By Admin 18.06.2015

BALTIMORE, MD: On Wednesday, June 17, nine parishioners where shot at Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina – the oldest AME church in the South. The shooter is described as a White man in his twenties and remains at large.

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EU’s Military Strategy to Deepen Mediterranean Tragedies

By Admin 15.06.2015

More than 800 migrants died on April 19 this year when their overcrowded boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast. The tragedy sent soaring this year’s Mediterranean death toll which was by then around 1,500 – 10 times the deaths during the same period last year.

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Wasserman Schultz on the 50th Anniversary of Selma

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
By Arnold Auguste 07.03.2015

“Fifty years ago, a group of determined Americans gathered in Selma, AL and our nation would forever change as a result of their courageous actions. They were young people and students from across the South – people like Amelia Boynton Robinson, John Lewis and Hosea Williams – who organized and marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, only to be met with intolerance and violence. They were beaten, charged by officers on horseback, and attacked with tear gas.

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Rep. Waters marks Mandela’s 25th year of freedom

Rep. Maxine Waters
By Admin 12.02.2015

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of Financial Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, released the following statement today, commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from Victor Verster Prison in South Africa.

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