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The crew for the Space Shuttle Challenger flight 51-L leaves their quarters for the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 27, 1986.
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AP News
February 20, 2020 - 11:55 am
The stories of black astronauts are shared in a new documentary that looks at the final frontier of civil rights: getting black astronauts into space amid Jim Crow, danger, discrimination and the Cold War. Within four generations, they went from slavery to space.
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Hadas Kuznits
February 17, 2020 - 4:00 am
February is Black History Month, and a local therapist suggests it's also a good time to open up a conversation about race with your children, especially in families that are not ethnically diverse. Read more here.
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In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo commuters pass through the World Trade Center in New York. A study by a U.S. agency has found that facial recognition technology often performs unevenly based on a person's race, gender or age.
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AP News
December 19, 2019 - 4:31 pm
A study by a U.S. agency has found that facial recognition technology often performs unevenly based on a person's race, gender or age.
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Donnesha Cooper touches a photo of her daughter, Alianna DeFreeze, in Cleveland on Oct. 29, 2019.
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AP News
December 03, 2019 - 1:41 pm
Disparity in so-called namesake laws represents a national trend: White crime victims are much more likely to get crime bills named after them than black victims. Read more here.
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Inmates walk through the exercise yard at California State Prison Sacramento, near Folsom, Calif., on Feb. 26, 2013.
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AP News
December 03, 2019 - 1:13 pm
Racial disparities have narrowed across the U.S. criminal justice system over 16 years, though black people are still significantly more likely to be behind bars than white people, new federal figures show. Read more here.
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In June of 2018, John E. James Jr. got his officers commission at the Museum of the American Revolution, 75 years after his graduation.
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Cherri Gregg
November 11, 2019 - 8:02 am
A Southwest Philadelphia man who got his officers commission from the U.S. Army — 75 years after the fact — is now seeking compensation. He says the commission had been held up because of discrimination.
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University of Pennsylvania Law School
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John McDevitt
October 18, 2019 - 12:47 pm
Minority law student groups at the University of Pennsylvania are calling for the dismissal of a professor who they say is offensive. The students claim professor Amy Wax has been delivering remarks that are racist, bigoted and homophobic over the years.
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Federal courthouse in Camden.
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David Madden
October 09, 2019 - 4:49 pm
Jurors in the hate trial of he former Bordentown police chief have reached a guilty verdict on lying to the FBI a charge that could carry a jail term of up to five years when sentencing takes place.
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U.S. federal courthouse in Camden.
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David Madden
October 08, 2019 - 5:59 pm
The federal trial of the former Bordentown police chief continues with jurors announcing they’ve reached a partial verdict in the case, and deliberations will resume Wednesday morning.
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David Madden
October 03, 2019 - 9:58 am
Jurors in Camden Federal Court are considering the case of Frank Nucera, the former police chief in Bordentown, Burlington County, who is accused of abusing a black man during an arrest, committing civil rights violations and lying to investigators.
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