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Deborah Archer was recently elected to serve as president of the ACLU; making her the first Black person to be at the helm of the organization in its 101-year history.

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Straight Outta Compton’s Oscars snub was one of the factors that brought attention to the Academy Awards’ lack of diversity and stirred up a lot of controversy; but after word spread that the film’s cast members were not invited to this year’s ceremony, it added fuel to the #OscarsSoWhite fire.

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The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday asked state and federal agencies to investigate hiring practices at major Hollywood studios, alleging discrimination in recruiting and hiring female directors, reports The New York Times. On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union asked state and federal agencies to investigate the hiring practices of major Hollywood studios, networks […]

Nation

After releasing a song following the Freddie Gray protests, legendary singer Prince has announced that he will host a concert. The event, which is called the “Mother’s Day Rally 4 Peace” concert, is slated to take place at Royal Farms Arena. “In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for […]

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After official complaints from two black women who said they were racially profiled by their “sisterlocks” hair styles, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) on Thursday agreed to stop singling out women for screening based on the style, and says it will conduct anti-discrimination training sessions for its agents, reports Reuters. SEE ALSO: How Michelle Obama’s ‘Jeopardy’ […]

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In a shocking report released Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union, Chicago police officers targeted mostly Blacks in a practice that has come to be widely known as stop-and-frisk, reports the Chicago Tribune. The report says police stopped 250,000 civilians — a much higher rate over the summer than New York City officers at […]