racism

Philadelphia police officers
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Kristen Johanson
August 01, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Seven Philadelphia police officers linked to the racist Facebook investigation have resigned, just a few weeks after Philadelphia's police commissioner announced 13 cops would be fired. A spokesman for the Philadelphia Police Department confirmed the names of officers...
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Dutch Village apartments
Julio Cortez/AP
July 31, 2019 - 11:36 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Davon Jones doesn't have to look far to see the irony in President Donald Trump's tweets that Baltimore is a "rat and rodent infested mess." His apartment owned by the president's son-in-law has been invaded by mice since he moved in a year ago. "I don't know how they come in,"...
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Donald Trump
Alex Brandon/AP, file
July 30, 2019 - 11:19 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When President Donald Trump drew widespread condemnation for describing a majority-black congressional district as a "rat and rodent infested mess" and for tweets targeting four Democratic congresswomen of color, it was not the first time a U.S. president attracted such...
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Elijah Cummings
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July 29, 2019 - 10:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism for his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump lashed out at his critics Monday and sought to deflect the criticism by labeling a leading black congressman as himself racist. In the latest rhetorical shot at lawmakers of color, Trump said...
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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.
Steve Helber/AP Photo
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
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
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
Wesly Michel/Facebook
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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