QuikTrip Pays Disabled Customers $1.5 Million in Federal Discrimination Suit

Source: Corey Jones/Tulsa World QuikTrip Corp. has doled out more than $1.5 million in payments to nearly four dozen disabled people for discrimination at its gas stations and convenience stores, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. The payments were made under a previously agreed to consent decree in which 47 people experienced discrimination at QuikTrip locations in multiple states …

Rev. Jesse Jackson Highlights Twitter’s Stunning Lack of Workforce Diversity

Source:  Jessica Guynn/USAToday SAN FRANCISCO — Civil rights activists are turning up pressure on Twitter to publicly release the gender and ethnic breakdown of its flock of employees. And they’re doing it by waging an attention-grabbing campaign on Twitter. Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the civil rights organization ColorofChange.org say they will use Twitter as a bullhorn to call on …

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Family of Woman Severely Beaten By California Highway Patrolmen Plans Lawsuit

Source:  Kate Larsen and Willian Avila/NBC Los Angeles 4 The family of a woman who was pinned down and repeatedly punched in the head by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a Los Angeles freeway is planning on filing a lawsuit, attorneys representing the family said Sunday. Family members said Marlene Pinnock suffered multiple injuries and that her civil rights …

Beyond the Dream: OCU Hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

  Oklahoma City University will host a prominent civil rights attorney as the guest speaker for its Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The program is free to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel on N.W. 23rd Street between Blackwelder and Kentucky avenues. Damario Solomon-Simmons will give a presentation titled “Beyond …