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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 …

Police Officer That Killed Unarmed Black Teen Goes Home

Source: Dylan  Goforth/Tulsa World Shannon Kepler, the Tulsa police officer who is accused of killing his daughter’s 19-year-old boyfriend and shooting at his daughter, was released from jail Friday evening on $825,000 bond. Kepler’s attorney, Richard O’Carroll, had requested at a bond hearing earlier in the day that bail be set at $50,000, saying the state had not proven that 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 …

Young Mother’s Murder Appeal Rejected by Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals

Source: Tulsa World OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected the appeal of a woman who was convicted of killing her husband by pushing him through a 25th-floor window in a Tulsa high-rise apartment. Amber Hilberling, 22, was convicted March 18, 2013, of second-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2011 death …