Black Great-Grandmother Beaten by Calif. Cop Reaches $1.5 million Dollar Settlement

BY: STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR/TheRoot.com The July 1 video of a police officer sitting atop a black woman and raining down punches on her went viral. The story would soon emerge that the woman, Marlene Pinnock, a 51-year-old great-grandmother, was homeless and headed to an underpass to sleep when a California Highway Patrol officer stopped her, threw her to the …

Baseball Star Sued for Millions By Twin Brother, Mother and Father Settles Case

Source: David Murphy/Philly.com IT WAS late July when Ryan Howard pointedly asked a reporter whether he wanted to trade places with him. The anguish in his tone was palpable. A former perennial MVP candidate, the slugger’s career was nearing its nadir. Two years removed from a return from a ruptured left Achilles’ tendon, Howard was, statistically speaking, one of the …

NCAA, Concussions Costing Players Their Lives, Health, and Memories

Source: Sara Grim/CNN In the early 1900s, college football was a brutal sport. An increasing number of deaths and injuries prompted action from President Theodore Roosevelt and led to the establishment of what would later be known as the NCAA. The National Collegiate Athletic Association was founded to protect the health and safety of college football players, but more than …

Racial Profiling Costs Macy’s $650,000

Source: Julissa Catalan /DiversityInc Following an 18-month investigation, Macy’s has agreed to pay a $650,000 settlement to address racial-profiling claims at its flagship store on 34th Street in New York City. The Herald Square store had been accused of disproportionately accusing Blacks and Latinos of shoplifting, and in some cases subjecting them to heightened surveillance procedures and even detention. The agreement—which …