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Report: Homeless People, African-American Males Most Likely To Be Ticketed For Public Pot Use

An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else

CBS Seattle–07/23/2014

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Court: Guard Can Sue Religious Hospital For Firing

Nonprofit religious institutions in Washington can be sued for job discrimination if an employee’s work was unrelated to religion, the state Supreme Court said Thursday in a divided opinion aimed at making sure the organizations don’t get a free pass on firing people for reasons of race, disability or sexual orientation.

02/06/2014

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Guide to Black History Month 2013 in Seattle

Meet an Olympic athlete, a NASA astronaut, and a Nigerian writer during Seattle’s Black History Month. February, 2013 is filled with performances, films, lectures and art in celebration of our country’s African American heritage.

01/12/2013

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Best Kwanzaa Celebrations In Puget Sound Region

Kwanzaa, a family celebration started in the 1960s, was created to introduce and reinforce seven basic values of African culture which contribute to building and reinforcing family, community and culture among African American people as well as Africans throughout the world African community. Here are some Kwanzaa celebrations and observances you can attend in the Puget Sound area.

12/10/2012

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Opinion: Black-on-Black Racism During The Presidential Campaign

While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?

10/15/2012

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Opinion: The Unreported Racism Of The 2012 Election: 0% Of African-Americans Support Romney

The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.

09/11/2012

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Opinion: Obama Fails To Address Black America’s Disappointments With His Presidency

Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.

08/09/2012

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Wells Fargo to Pay $175M in Lending Settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) —  Wells Fargo Bank will pay at least $175 million to settle accusations that it discriminated against African-American and Hispanic borrowers in violation of fair-lending laws, the Justice Department announced Thursday. Wells Fargo, […]

CBS Seattle–07/12/2012

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The 5th Avenue’s OKLAHOMA! Delves Into Deeper Issues of Race

The 5th Avenue Theatre has set plans to host panel discussions and a Town Hall meeting to engage audiences about the portrayal of race in the current presentation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Called “provocative” by the Seattle Times, this new production features an African American actor as the antagonist, sparking vigorous discussion among audiences about racism both in 1907 (when the musical is set), and in society and the arts today.

02/17/2012

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Guide to Black History Month Events in Puget Sound

Black History Month is celebrated in February to acknowledge life struggles and accomplishments of African American people. This month, you have an opportunity to meet a NASA astronaut, a famous storyteller, local community leaders, and view several interesting films and documentaries around the Sound.

02/02/2012

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