racism

Donald Trump
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July 24, 2019 - 11:24 am
By Errin Haines Whack and Scott Bauer, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Robin D. Stephens lived through Jim Crow and thought the worst days of racism were behind her. Then President Donald Trump told four American congresswomen of color to "go back" to where they came from. "It was very hurtful to...
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Fields, an avowed white supremacist, was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia.
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July 15, 2019 - 9:42 am
UPDATED: 8:15 p.m. By Denise LaVoie CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life in prison plus 419 years Monday for deliberately driving his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a rally in Virginia, killing one woman and injuring dozens. James Alex...
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Nancy Pelosi
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July 12, 2019 - 12:09 pm
By Allie Malloy, CNN (CNN) -- President Donald Trump, in a surprising turn, defended Democrat Nancy Pelosi amid her dispute with Rep. Alexandria Ocascio-Cortez and other freshman Democrats, saying the House speaker "is not a racist." "I'll tell you something about Nancy Pelosi that you know better...
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SF Police Called on Black Man
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July 09, 2019 - 10:52 am
By Amir Vera and Sarah Moon, CNN (CNN) -- A young boy came to the defense of a black man on the Fourth of July as the boy's father questioned and later called the police on the man who said he was waiting for a friend at a San Francisco apartment building. Wesly Michel recorded his encounter with...
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Little Mermaid
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July 09, 2019 - 10:46 am
By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- The original Ariel is reportedly defending the casting of Halley Bailey in the new "Little Mermaid." Backlash over the black singer being chosen to portray Ariel in the live action version of the hit 1989 Disney animated film culminated last week in #NotMyAriel...
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Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross Jr. kept an eye as Bernie Sanders supporters march down Broad Street during the Democratic National Convention.
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Kristen Johanson
June 19, 2019 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross confirmed 72 police officers have been placed on desk duty and some could lose their jobs as officials continue to investigate racist Facebook posts allegedly made by those officers in question. Because of the city's...
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Philadelphia police officers
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Kristen Johanson
June 13, 2019 - 3:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sources have confirmed to KYW Newsradio that dozens of Philadelphia police officers have been pulled from duty, as authorities continue to investigate racist and violent social media posts allegedly made by the officers in question on Facebook. It was previously...
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About 100 demonstrators protested at Philadelphia Police headquarters.
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Paul Kurtz
June 07, 2019 - 4:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Under the watchful eyes of police officers and commanders — and that famous statue of a caring officer holding a child — about 100 people formed a circle around the marker, demanding justice. In the wake of an investigation that revealed past and present Philly...
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Philadelphia police officers
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Kristen Johanson
June 06, 2019 - 4:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Ten Philadelphia police officers who have been under investigation for posting racist and derogatory messages on social media have now been pulled from duty, following the release of hundreds of such messages by watchdog research group The Plain View Project ...
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Joann Woodson
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Cherri Gregg
June 04, 2019 - 10:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There used to be a prevailing myth that no black men participated in D-Day — by far one of the most important days of World War II. But a closer look reveals that some African-American soldiers played a key role on Omaha Beach, and their stories still remain largely...
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