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Taraji P. Henson Apologizes To Police Over Racial Profiling Claim

Taraji P. Henson Apologizes To Police Over Racial Profiling Claim

Source: L.A. Ross / TheWrap “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson issued an apology late Friday to the Glendale Police Department for accusing an officer of racially profiling her son during a traffic stop last fall. “I would like to publicly apologize to the officer and the Glendale Police Department,” Henson said in an Instagram post. […]

At Fox News Channel, Harris Faulkner Has A Growing Presence

At Fox News Channel, Harris Faulkner Has A Growing Presence

Source: Brian Steinberg / Variety Bill O’Reilly or Megyn Kelly reach more viewers in a single hour than nearly anyone else on Fox News Channel, but are they as busy as Harris Faulkner? Faulkner, 49, has quietly become an almost ubiquitous presence at the 21st Century Fox-owned network, hosting an hour of “Fox Report Weekend” on Sunday evenings as […]

First African American Woman To Become LAPD Lieutenant Dead At 83

First African American Woman To Become LAPD Lieutenant Dead At 83

Source: Matt Hamilton / Los Angeles Times Marion Hellenkamp, the first black woman to reach the rank of lieutenant with the Los Angeles Police Department, has died, police officials announced Monday. She was 83. On Dec. 11, 1961, Hellenkamp, then 30, became an officer with the department. During a career that spanned 26 years, she worked […]

‘Empire’ Actress Taraji P. Henson Says Son Was Racially Profiled At USC

‘Empire’ Actress Taraji P. Henson Says Son Was Racially Profiled At USC

Source: Veronica Rocha / Los Angeles Times Actress Taraji P. Henson said in a magazine interview that her son was racially profiled and stopped by police on the sprawling campus for having his hands in his pockets. In an interview with Uptown magazine, the “Empire” star said she was planning to enroll her 20-year-old son, Marcel Henson, […]

Philly Cop Culture Must Change In Wake Of DOJ Report

Philly Cop Culture Must Change In Wake Of DOJ Report

Source: Philly.com THE long-awaited, 174- page report on the Philadelphia Police Department from the Department of Justice released yesterday – which concludes that the department has great deficiencies when it comes to policies and training, especially around the use of deadly force – is thorough, prescriptive . . . and somewhat depressing. We don’t necessarily […]

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Art for Amnesty Human Rights Conference: Gatekeepers of Truth

Art for Amnesty Human Rights Conference: Gatekeepers of Truth

Amnesty International has a long tradition of working with artists to amplify the stories and voice of human rights defenders through film, music, art, and other media. Hear Harry Belafonte, Annie Lennox, Jesse Williams, Piper Kerman, Nusrat Durranni, Lemon Andersen, Favianna Rodriguez, Jesse Krimes, Jie-Song Zhang, Brandan Odums, Laura Poitras, and moderator Toure discuss the […]

Ritz-Carlton: CIAA Surcharge Went To Servers On Staff

Ritz-Carlton: CIAA Surcharge Went To Servers On Staff

Source: Jonathan mcFadden / Charlotte Observer The 15 percent gratuity the Ritz-Carlton hotel in uptown Charlotte tacked onto customer bills during the CIAA tournament last month was distributed “in full” to the servers who worked during the event, the hotel said on Wednesday. In a statement, the hotel issued a second apology for the CIAA […]

Ex-Phily Cops Loses Civil Rights Trial

Ex-Phily Cops Loses Civil Rights Trial

Source: Julie Shaw / Philly.com A FEDERAL JURY in a civil case yesterday found that two police officers did not violate an ex-cop’s constitutional rights and cause him harm when they stopped and frisked him in 2013 and did not use unreasonable force. But the ruling in favor of Officers David O’Connor, 31, and Brad Momme, […]

White Girl Writes Black Friend, Saying Her Dad Forbade Her From Attending Birthday Party Because Of Race

White Girl Writes Black Friend, Saying Her Dad Forbade Her From Attending Birthday Party Because Of Race

Source: Tobias Salinger / New York Daily News This Tennessee girl got a gift-wrapped lesson in bigotry for her 10th birthday. Harmony Jones, who is black, invited a white friend to her party on Friday night in Memphis, but the child received a stunning magic marker note in response: Her friend’s dad wouldn’t let her attend because […]

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