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Does The Extreme Love of Sports Actually Hurt More Than Help Black Community?

Source: Dr. Henry Louis Gates/The Root.Com Why are there so many black people playing professional sports in the United States? The short answer: There aren’t! When I was growing up in the 1950s, we were taught that we had a much better chance of becoming a doctor or a lawyer, a dentist or a teacher or a preacher than a …

Court: Woman Fired Because She Is ‘Not Black Enough’

A Canadian woman has been awarded monetary damages after an arbitrator found that she was fired for not being Black enough. Source:  Albert Lin/Diversity Inc Rachel Brothers, who is biracial, worked as a Regional Educator for the Black Educators Association’s office in Kentville, Nova Scotia, in 2006 for 11 months before she was fired that December. In a ruling released …

President Obama Issues Executive Order Outlawing Employment Discrimination Against Gay, Transgender Americans

Source: NEDRA PICKLER/Associated Press via Tulsa World WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.” “America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,” Obama declared at a White House …