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These are the 5 craziest races on Earth
Wanna race? The answer, for centuries, has been an unequivocal “Yes.” The race has been a staple of athletic competition since the original Olympic Games in ancient Greece. Chariot races developed not long after, and even automobile races date back to 1896. In the nearly 3,000 years since the ancient Greeks, humans have come up...
1479 points by New York Post | Temperature Fahrenheit Race Celsius Absolute zero Competition Ancient Greece Multiday race
Ed Gordon talks interviewing Nate Parker and O.J.
Veteran journalist Ed Gordon returns to TV Sept. 13 with “Ed Gordon,” a quarterly newsmagazine airing on Bounce TV, which features programming targeted to an African-American audience. [“Ed Gordon” will mix newsy stories with features, including a chat with Grammy-winning R&B singer Maxwell.] Gordon, 56, is a veteran of BET, CBS (“60 Minutes II”), NBC,...
86 points by New York Post | Talk radio African American Mass media Black people White American O. J. Simpson murder case White people Race
London City Airport flights disrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters blocking runway
London City Airport was brought to a standstill on Tuesday for more than five hours after nine protesters from the Black Lives Matter campaign gained access to the runway. Read Full Article at RT.com
683 points by Russia Today | Airport United Kingdom Racism White people Civil disobedience Protest Miscegenation Race
Erica Garner blasts de Blasio for withholding cop’s record
The daughter of Eric Garner blasted Mayor de Blasio for withholding disciplinary info on the cop whose chokehold led to her father’s death.
6863 points by Daily News | Release Law African American Civil and political rights Black people Race New York City Racial segregation
Cops: Man exposed himself to schoolgirl twice on SW Side
Police are warning Chicago Lawn neighborhood residents about a man who exposed himself to a girl on her way to school Wednesday and Thursday. The man exposed himself to the girl a little before 7:40 a.m. both days between 61st and 62nd streets and Rockwell Avenue, according to police. In both incidents,...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Race Jeans White people United Kingdom Black people Boot Black hair Police
Voting restrictions echo Jim Crow laws, Hillary Clinton says
Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump plans another visit to Capitol Hill Sept. 8, 2016, 4:34 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaign in swing states after their town hall on military issues. Donald Trump talks with members of Congress, plans another visit to Capitol Hill Libertarian nominee...
32 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Elections Democracy Voting African American Race Donald Trump President of the United States
Black-focused housing at Cal State L.A. draws criticism, but it's nothing new
The debut of a new housing option at Cal State Los Angeles is attracting a lot of attention, starting with its name: the Halisi Scholars Black Living-Learning Community. The on-campus housing is meant to gather those interested in issues concerning the black community. Twenty-four students are...
2605 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Los Angeles California Native Americans in the United States Race Hispanic and Latino Americans White American Oregon
Nashville woman upset over Obama spits on black transit officer
The transit security guard had asked Angela Fiume, 63, to leave Riverfront Station when she blew up over not finding clear directions to a bus or train on Tuesday.
2959 points by Daily News | African American United States Race Barack Obama Democratic Party Week-day names Black people Amtrak
Airbnb unveils policies that would prevent racial discrimination
Getting a room might prove a little bit easier for black Airbnb users under new policy guidelines the company unveiled Thursday.
60 points by Daily News | Racism Discrimination Congressional Black Caucus G. K. Butterfield Racial discrimination Race Racial segregation Miscegenation
State ACLU requests hearing over denial of vanity plate
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a request for a hearing to contest the Oklahoma Tax Commission's denial of a personalized license plate with a reference to being a communist. The Motor Vehicle Division of the commission denied ACLU of Oklahoma ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Political philosophy Civil liberties Politics American Civil Liberties Union Race Vehicle registration plate Communism Religion
Seahawks plan ‘demonstration of unity’ for anthem during opener
The Seahawks have discussed a team-wide protest in the vein of Colin Kaepernick, but it seems they've decided on a demonstration of unity.
1616 points by Daily News | Seattle The Star-Spangled Banner Human African American Race Thought National Football League The Seattle Times
Jumping into local politics, Bernie Sanders endorses councilman in Berkeley mayor's race
Essential Politics: Pence visits California, Brown faces hundreds of challenges in bills on his desk Sept. 8, 2016, 1:24 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:The Republican nominee for vice president, Indiana Gov....
2042 points by Los Angeles Times | Tom Bates Mayor City council Municipality Candidate Race United States Senate United States
Victoria Advocate, KXAN honored for Freedom Of Information
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Victoria Advocate and KXAN television in Austin have been honored for their investigative free speech efforts in Texas. The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas on Thursday announced winners of the Spirit of FOI Award. The news organizations were honored for investigations into law enforcement ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Police Racial profiling Race Dallas Race Freedom of information legislation United States Freedom of speech
Police: Man exposed himself twice in Chicago Lawn
Police are searching for a man who exposed himself to a female two days in a row this week in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Police Chicago Transport United Kingdom Hispanic and Latino Americans African American Race White people
Segregated ‘blacks only’ housing at California university reignites old debate
Administrators at California State University in Los Angeles (CSULA) have defended their newly-opened “Black Living-Learning Community” after it was described as being “segregated” and “black-only” housing. Read Full Article at RT.com
347 points by Russia Today | Racism Discrimination Race University Association of American Universities University of California Berkeley Racial segregation The Los Angeles Times
Decline in smoking is reducing COPD deaths
Alan Mozes, HealthDay News Fewer Americans are dying from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but not black women and the middle-aged, a new government report shows.
13 points by UPI | Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease United Press International White people Tobacco smoking Death Emphysema Black people Race
KING: NFL players, take a knee with Kaepernick to effect change
Commit to taking a knee for those families who have been failed by our country. Change starts with the first step.
17504 points by Daily News | Black people National Football League African American Police Protest United States White people Race
Race aids conservation efforts
The Squam Lakes Association will hold the fourth annual Squam Ridge Race, a 12.2-mile run or hike over three summits of the Squam Range with views of Squam Lake, on Sept. 11. There is also a 4-mile route to the summit of Mount Livermore. Registration is $75 before Sept. 11 or $85 the day of the race...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Holderness New Hampshire Squam Lake Race Lake Grafton County New Hampshire
With 'Insecure,' 'Loosely Exactly Nicole' and 'Atlanta,' young black stars are taking charge of their own destiny
An African American woman from a community outreach nonprofit group is addressing a grade-school class when one student interrupts: “Why you talk like a white girl?” CLICK! A plus-sized African American woman is seducing her white on-and-off boyfriend, promising a night of carnal delight: “Come...
45 points by Los Angeles Times | African American Black people White people Race Colored Race Racism White American
Air China removes magazine criticized as racist
BEIJING — Chinese flag-carrier Air China said Thursday that it had removed copies of its inflight magazine containing an article criticized as racist for telling visitors to take precautions when visiting areas of London with large ethnic-minority populations. The state-owned airline said in an e-mail to The Associated Press that the September issue of “Wings...
14 points by New York Post | Race Black people Ethnic group Miscegenation Racism White people China African American
Vons apologizes to Zendaya for ‘misunderstanding’
The supermarket chain denied any discrimination towards the former Disney star.
96 points by New York Post | Exonumia Race Giving Human skin color English-language films Gift card Limit Purchasing
Opinion: Only American 'Black Lives Matter'
Let's be honest: When people say "Black Lives Matter," what they really mean is that Black American Lives Matter.
1659 points by CNN | Sudan United States Race Sub-Saharan Africa South Africa Ku Klux Klan Slavery White people
Pastor wrong to invite Trump
Bishop Wayne Jackson adhered to one of the most important principles of the African-American church by inviting Donald Trump to speak before his congregation. He also illustrated how faith is almost always diminished when it is used for crass political purposes.
4957 points by CNN | African American Black people Martin Luther King Jr. Racism Race United Kingdom Slavery Haiti
Black Lives Matter partners with charity
The nonprofit charity also known as IDEX has been acting as a mostly unseen financial arm of Black Lives Matter        
-1 points by The Detroit News | White people South Africa Black people Affirmative action Latin America Race Sub-Saharan Africa Miscegenation
The results on voter ID laws are in - and it's bad news for ethnic and racial minorities
The North Carolina voter identification law was blocked last week when the U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency appeal to reinstate it before the 2016 elections. That’s good news for minorities in the Tar Heel State because we now know that such laws significantly suppress their votes. Unfortunately,...
730 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Election Voter turnout Voting Minority group President of the United States Primary election Race
Segregation or integration? Danish school says ‘ethnic quota’ in classes to help locals stay
A school in Denmark has been criticized for limiting the number of students from ethnic minorities in several classes. According to the headmaster, while the benchmark would select “Danish-sounding” names, the policy actually aims at better integration. Read Full Article at RT.com
395 points by Russia Today | Denmark High school College Race Ethnic group United Kingdom Secondary school Grammar school
Air China slammed for “racist” magazine article about London
Air China has come under fire in Britain for an article in its in-flight magazine that tells visitors to take precautions in areas of London with large ethnic-minority populations.
3 points by The Denver Post | United Kingdom Beijing England Tel Aviv Air China Beijing Capital International Airport Race Smog
Actress accuses store of racism
Zendaya has alleged a grocery clerk of racism after refusing to sell her $400 in gift cards.
308 points by CNN | Exonumia Black-and-white films English-language films Giving Human skin color Race Louisiana Purchase Aretha Franklin
Why do white men love Donald Trump so much?
Stagnant incomes are key to the story.
4090 points by The Washington Post | White people African American Black people Household income in the United States Race White American Gender Sociology
Primaries offer a glimpse into Nov.’s charter school vote
Key races in today’s largely low-profile primary election contests may serve as harbingers for the massive and expensive battle looming in November over lifting the charter school cap.Groups including the pro-charter Democrats for Edu­cation Reform and the anti-­charter Mass. Teacher Association have poured thousands of dollars into what are normally inexpensive legislative races that will be decided on a primary day expected to draw low turnout.
34 points by Boston Herald | United States Voter turnout Voting system Elections School Race Race Alaska
Black leaders call for change in school hiring practices
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - A group of African-American leaders in Paducah are calling on the local school system to change their hiring practices after a white woman was hired as food service director instead of a black woman who had applied. The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/2cCBcgl) reports Pastor Alfred Anderson said ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United Kingdom United States Paducah Kentucky Black people Race White people Affirmative action Minority group
This French marathon offers wine and oysters while you run
It’s the only marathon where you can pull a cork as well as a muscle. The buzz is building for the Marathon du Medoc near Bordeaux in France, where 8,500 runners from 71 countries will face bottlenecks as they ease their pain by chugging on wine along the 26.2-mile route. Dressed in carnival-themed outfits, the...
2133 points by New York Post | Marathon Muscle Race Kilometre Fireworks The Buzz The Normal The Runners
Hampden vigil to honor New York man killed in alleged hate crime
Residents of Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood plan to hold a vigil Saturday to honor the black New York man who was stabbed to death in what police say was a hate crime carried out by one of their white neighbors. Event organizer Sarah Rice said the purpose of the event is for Hampden residents...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | White people New York City Crime Black people Race KILL United Kingdom South Africa
Rachel Dolezal struggles to make a living after racial identity scandal
A woman who was once a black civil rights leader in Washington state, then lost her job after her parents exposed her as white struggles to make a living these days.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Black people White people African American White Race Eastern Washington University Washington Blackness
Double standard: Could Obamacare be saved?
If you want to know why support for Obamacare is at an all-time high, here's one explanation:
-1 points by CNN | Black people White people Drug addiction Race Crack cocaine South Africa White American Ronald Reagan
James Jackson charged with murdering Timothy Caughman
Baltimore resident with 'intent to kill as many black men as he could' plunged sword into 66-year-old Timothy Caughman.
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | Assault White people Black people Hatred United Kingdom Hate speech Race South Africa
White artist’s Emmett Till painting sparks protest at Whitney Museum
An abstract painting of lynching victim Emmett Till on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York was the subject of a weeklong protest by a black artist who decried the canvas as “an injustice to the black community” because it was painted by a white woman. Parker Bright spent several days...
-1 points by New York Post | White people Whitney Biennial Black people African American Emmett Till Whitney Museum of American Art Race
Bel Air resident defends his use of a racial slur during County Council meeting
Bel Air resident John Mallamo, whose use of a racial slur during prior public comments before the Harford County Council last month drew a formal rebuke and threat of censure from the council president, expressed little remorse for his choice of word while speaking to the council Tuesday evening....
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | African American Black people Martin Luther King Jr. Civil rights and liberties Social movement Harford County Maryland COINTELPRO Race
IndyCar driver tells high school students about racing
Hildebrand, in town as part of a Detroit Grand Prix promotion, has always been intrigued by the science of racing.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Race Indianapolis 500 Champ Car Indy Racing League General Motors Belle Isle Comerica Pontiac Grand Prix
NASCAR suspends crew chiefs for Keselowski, Harvick
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR suspended the crew chiefs for Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick on Wednesday for violations at Phoenix Raceway.Keselowski’s car failed post-race inspection on Sunday and NASCAR suspended crew chief Paul Wolfe three races. Wolfe was also fined $65,000 and Team Penske was dock...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Jimmie Johnson Ryan Newman Race 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brad Keselowski Nationwide Series Kurt Busch
Baltimore County school board members: Inequality persists but progress has been made
Members of the Baltimore County school board acknowledged that racial inequality persists in their schools and reaffirmed their ongoing work to make their schools diverse. "This county is still segregated, but we have done a very good, diligent job of addressing race and saying words like 'inequality,'"...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Racial segregation Chairman Board of directors Race Racism African American Corporate governance Management
Black artist leads protest against Emmett Till painting
An abstract painting of lynching victim Emmett Till was the subject of a weeklong protest by a black artist.
-1 points by Daily News | Whitney Biennial White people Black people Emmett Till Whitney Museum of American Art African American Race
Racist killer planned to slay more black men in Times Square
James Harris Jackson, 28, learned of the new charge at a Manhattan hearing a after the acknowledged racist surrendered Wednesday morning.
-1 points by Daily News | Race African American White people Miscegenation Times Square United Kingdom Midtown Manhattan White supremacy
White supremacist wanted to recruit racists for Times Square slaughter
The sword-wielding white supremacist accused of killing a black man in Midtown traveled from Baltimore to the Big Apple to recruit racists for a slaughter in Times Square, police sources said Thursday. James Harris Jackson, 28, spent more than two days wandering Manhattan trying to gather fellow bigots to kill black men at the Crossroads...
-1 points by New York Post | Race Midtown Manhattan Black people Miscegenation Manhattan African American White people United Kingdom
$10M test for 'perfect' horse
The overwhelming favorite for the Dubai World Cup title ran "perfectly" in a pre-race drill at the Meydan circuit.
-1 points by CNN | Race Stable Kentucky Derby Horse Triple Crown Dubai World Cup Odds Bounce message
Suspect: I stabbed black man as 'practice'
The white man accused of fatally stabbing a black man in New York on Monday night told police he targeted the victim because he was black and that he viewed the killing as "practice," according to a criminal complaint.
-1 points by CNN | New York City Black people White people United Kingdom Race South Africa African American Murder
The chic ski resort that welcomes horses
The White Turf races in the ski resort of St. Moritz, Switzerland, take place on a frozen lake.
101 points by CNN | Horse Horse racing Arabian horse Race Equestrianism Chariot racing Horse breeding Ski
Aaron Carter attacked over perceived racial slur
It wasn't a party for Aaron on Friday night.
375 points by Daily News | Aaron Carter Racism Race Backstreet Boys Urban Dictionary Race Mexico Nick Carter
Graham: Oscar race is bigger than the films themselves
‘La La Land’ backlash may open the door for more racially conscious ‘Hidden Figures’        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Academy Award Academy Award for Best Picture Film Movie theater Race African American Screen Actors Guild Los Angeles
America's divide will persist until we teach children whole history
We must help end the racial discord that has become America’s hallmark as much as the national anthem.        
6 points by Detroit Free Press | African American Martin Luther King Jr. Barack Obama Race Black people American Civil War Southern United States Haiti