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Benjamin Crump, Health, HIV, Lawsuit, LGBT, News -

A new federal lawsuit has been filed against Gilead Sciences alleging that the pharmaceutical giant of putting profits over people. According to the Jacksonville Free Press, civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump believes the company is intentionally withholding a safer HIV drug from hundreds of thousands of patients — particularly those in marginalized groups including black and […]

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baby can i hold you tonight, black music, chapman v minaj, lawsuit, nicki minaj, power 1051, sorry, tracy chapman -

I guess it’s safe to say Tracy Chapman isn’t a Nicki Minaj fan. According to TMZ, the multiple Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter is suing the “Barbie Dreamz” rapper, alleging that Minaj illegally used the song “Baby, Can I Hold You (Tonight)” for her unreleased single, “Sorry,” featuring Nas.

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american civil liberties union, bail reform, denver, denver bail bond fees, jail bond, lawsuit, news -

In a righteous blow to the prison industrial complex’s enduring grab for funds from already cash-strapped communities, the American Civil Liberties Union has brought a lawsuit against the city of Denver for what it terms illegal jail bond fees.

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#BlackGirlMagic, Beyoncé, Entertainment, Featured, Lawsuit, News, Witchcraft -

Beyonce’s former drummer has gone apesh*t with claims that the singer practices witchcraft and put her under a spell of sexual molestation.

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civil rights violations, clyde pemberton, false arrest, harlem, lawsuit, mist, nypd -

The owner of a well-known Harlem restaurant and two of his employees filed a civil rights lawsuit against the NYPD last week over a 2017 altercation involving a group of white women.

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3D Guns, lawsuit, National, News, Online Blueprints, Trump Administration -

Eight states are filing suit against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a […]

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James Finchum, Lawsuit, Matthew 25, Nashville, News, Sexual Harassment -

Allegations of sexual assault, harassment and gender and racial bias have been filed against the executive leader of a Nashville, Tenn., nonprofit group. James Finchum, the former executive director of homeless advocacy and assistance group Matthew 25, resigned in January prior to a federal lawsuit being filed. Both Finchum and the organization were named as […]

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Attorney General Eric Holder, Governor Rick Scott, Lawsuit, News, Politics, Republicans, Special Elections, Top Stories, Wins, Wisconsin -

Former Attorney General of the US Eric Holder wins lawsuit against GOP Governor Rick Scott, forcing special elections to be held in Wisconsin

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Anthony Borgess, Broward County, Lawsuit, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, News, School Shooting, Video -

Anthony Borges was one of the dozens injured on February 14 during the tragic Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 people dead.  Now, he and his family are suing the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, the school district, the principal and resource officers of the school. Borges is the first to file a lawsuit, […]

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Adrienne Lawrence, Chris Berman, ESPN, Jemele Hill, Lawsuit, News -

Several weeks after Jemele Hill has left her on-air duties at ESPN, the network is experiencing legal troubles from an ex-employee whose litigation against the company has drawn in the former host. On Monday TMZ reported that ESPN legend Chris Berman allegedly left a “threatening and racially disparaging voicemail” to his colleague, Hill. The claims were made in a […]

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@AP, Alabama, Alabama Senate Race, Doug Jones, Featured, Lawsuit, News, Politics, Roy Moore -

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Roy Moore filed a lawsuit to try to stop Alabama from certifying Democrat Doug Jones as the winner of the U.S. Senate race...

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Charleston Nine, Dylann Roof, Emanuel AME Church, Facebook, Google, Lawsuit, News, Racial Violence, Social Media, Terrorism, Twitter, White supremacy -

Roof makes no apologies for the killings and has spoken extensively about his radicalization process and manifesto, helped in part by Google and its algorithm...

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Bey, Blu Ivy, Culture, Entertainment, Jay-Z, lawsuit, Music, Streaming Service, Tidal -

Entrepreneurial genius and music mogul Jay Z recently filed suit against former owners of TIDAL […]

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@AP, Lawsuit, Matt Bollant, Mike Divilbiss, NCAA, News, Phyllis Wise, Segregated Practices, Sports, University Of Illinois, Womens College Basketball -

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Seven former University of Illinois women's basketball players sued the university Wednesday, accusing coach Matt Bollant and a former assistant of violating their civil rights by using race to divide the team and try to force some players out...

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@AP, Backpay, Breach-Of-Contract, Entertainment, Funk, IRS, Lawsuit, Royalties, Sly And The Family Stone, Sly Stone -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5 million on Tuesday in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated him out of royalties...

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Employee Discrimination, Lawsuit, McDonald Corporation, McDonalds, News, Opinion, Tamika King-Williams, Working While Black, Workplace Lawsuit -

OPINION - “You don’t fit the profile of the organization I’m trying to build.” That’s what a McDonald’s store owner told me last year when he called me into his office and told me I was fired...

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911 Operators, Discrimination, Discrimination Lawsuit, Dispatchers, Emergency Services, Lawsuit, News, Racism, workplace discrimination -

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three minority women who worked at a county emergency call center in Pittsburgh have filed discrimination lawsuits, with one of them saying black dispatchers were made to take calls from inner city residents because they knew how to speak "ghetto."...

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Brain Injury, Entertainment, Lawsuit, New Jersey Turnpike, News, Tracy Morgan, Tracy Morgan Accident, Tracy Morgan Brain Injury -

TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) - Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it's unknown if the actor-comedian will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was," his lawyer said Tuesday...

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Anita Brody, Head Injuries, Lawsuit, Medical Research, News, NFL, Roger Goodell, Sports -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge says the NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million...

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Black Hair, Business, Cosmetology, Hair, Hair Braider, Lawsuit, Style, Utah -

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah woman who braids hair to supplement her family's income has won a federal lawsuit against the state over its licensing process for her craft...

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6th Grade, African-American Students, Black Students, Discrimination, Discrimination Lawsuit, Education, Heights Community School, Lawsuit, Meg Kane, Minnesota, News, Racial Discrimination, St. Paul, St. Paul Public School District, Sues, Teacher, Timothy Olmsted -

theGRIO REPORT - The St. Paul Public School District and Timothy Olmsted, 6th grade teacher at the Heights Community School in St. Paul, Minnesota, are being sued by his students' families. The lawsuit comes after students reported Olmsted's discrimination against African-American students...

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Beat, Entertainment, Infamous, Lawsuit, Mixtape, Music, Music Producer, Producer, Sued, The Game -

California rapper, The Game, is being sued for $100,000 by producer Infamous over the alleged use of his beat on his new mixtape...

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Aurora Colorado, Colorado movie theater shooting, Donald Karpel, Entertainment, Lawsuit, Massacre, Movie Theater Shooting, Torrence Brown Jr, Victim -

theGRIO REPORT - Days after the horrific tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, one of the victims has plans to file a lawsuit, because he feels the theater was negligent in protecting their patrons...

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Barack Obama, Early Voting, Election 2012, John Kasich, Lawsuit, Ohio, Politics, Voting Rights -

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is suing Ohio's top elections official in a dispute over a state law that restricts early, in-person voting during the three days before Election Day...

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