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heartless, michelle carter, millionaire, settlement, stolen, train accident -

Maybe you’ve seen Michelle Carter. A video of her smoking a blunt on a New York City train went viral last year. There she was in a wheelchair, both of her legs gone from a New York City subway train accident that made her an amputee. Kids on the train harassed her. One heartless young man threatened to punch her.


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Black Men, Featured, News, Settlement, Starbucks, Video -

Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city for a symbolic $1 each Wednesday and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs.

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Bill DeBlasio, Jahmal Lightfoot, News, Rikers, Rikers Island, Scott Rynecki, Settlement -

A former inmate at New York City's notorious Rikers Island Correctional Center has won a multi-million dollar settlement after enduring a vicious beating by a corrections chief, a captain and other corrections officers.

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@AP, News, Philando Castile, Police Brutality, Settlement -

ST. ANTHONY, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota city that employed a police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop has reached a financial settlement with Philando Castile’s girlfriend and her daughter, who were in the car with him when he was killed. The St. Anthony City Council voted Tuesday night to […]

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@AP, Featured, John Conyers, Politics, Settlement, Sexual Advances, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances, BuzzFeed News reported. The website reported Monday that Conyers’ office paid the woman over $27,000 to settle the complaint under a confidentiality agreement. BuzzFeed also […]

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Eugene Ellison, Little Rock, Little Rock Police Department, News, Police Shooting, Settlement -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An attorney for the family of a black man fatally shot by Little Rock police in 2010 says the roughly $1.5 million settlement in the family’s lawsuit marks the largest settlement in the city’s history for a police shooting. -Black Women Booted From Napa Valley Wine Train Settle $11M Discrimination […]

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$1.5m, African American, brutality, Her Side, National, Police, settlement, woman -

Police have reached a $1.5 million settlement with a Black woman who was repeatedly punched […]

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Antron McCray, Central Park, Central Park Five, Central Park Jogger Case, Civil Rights, Ken Burns, Kevin Richardson, Korey Wise, News, Raymond Santana, Settlement, Yusef Salaam -

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to a $40 million settlement in a civil rights lawsuit filed against police and prosecutors by the five men exonerated in the 1989 Central Park jogger attack, a city official said Friday...

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Banks, Business, Lawsuit, Lending, Mortgage, Settlement, Wells Fargo -

(AP) - Wells Fargo's net income and revenue rose in the second quarter, driven by a pickup in lending and a decline in the amount of bad loans...

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Bank, Business, Justice Department, Lending, Predatory Lending, Settlement, Wells Fargo -

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...

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$3m, Crystal Wright-Johnson, Daniel Zorilla, Lawsuit, MTA, New York, News, Queens, Settlement -

The New York Post reports in 2009 Crystal Wright-Johnson was attempting to board the bus in Queens when the doors abruptly closed on her and the bus began to not only move, but drag her down the street...

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Black History, News, North Carolina, Reparations, Settlement, Sterilization -

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) - Between 1929 and 1974, North Carolina forcibly sterilized about 7,600 people whom it deemed 'feeble-minded' or otherwise undesirable..

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