December 7, 2012

IHOP franchise settles sex discrimination class-action suit for $1 million

The owner of six franchised IHOP restaurants in New Mexico has agreed to settle a class sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $1 million. Business Insurance reported that the EEOC alleged that Lee Broadnax general manager of the restaurants, subjected female employees to sexually offensive conduct, including sexual comments, innuendo and unwanted touching. The lawsuit was filed in September 2011 against Fahim Adi, owner of the restaurants. After complaints were […]
October 11, 2012

Lynching photo advertised in order to urge people to vote

In Indianapolis, Washington, a controversial photo has been used to urge people to vote. However, the picture has sparked a lot of controversy. The sign is in front of Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. The sign says, “Vote”, but one side of the sign shows slaves in chains with wording beneath the picture stating, “Lest we forget.” The other side of the sign shows a picture of the lynching of two black men in […]
April 16, 2012

Joseph Maturo, Mayor of East Haven, Connecticut, apologizes for ‘taco’ comment

The mayor of East Haven is under fire after making a racist comment about Latinos after four of the city police officers were charged with using excessive force against undocumented immigrants.
April 16, 2012

NYPD Commissioner's Son Accused of Rape

A Manhattan woman has accused “Good Day New York” co-host Greg Kelly of rape. Greg Kelly, son of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, met the woman at South Street Seaport in October, 2011, for drinks before he sexually assaulted her in the law firm where she worked.
March 21, 2012

Tea Party Groups In Tennessee Demand Textbooks Overlook U.S. Founder’s Slave-Owning History

A group of Tea Party activists in Tennessee are pushing for a major overhaul in U.S. History textbooks.
March 21, 2012

Jimmy Fallon Slapped With Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

It has been reported Jimmy Fallon, late night talk show host, and NBC Universal are being sued for gender discrimination. According to the lawsuit filed by Paul Tarascio, Jimmy Fallon does not like working with men because he prefers to be told what to do by women.
March 20, 2012

Ohio landlady appeals to keep ‘White Only’ sign at pool

Jamie Hein hung a “White Only” sign at her pool after her tenant, Michael Gunn, has his biracial daughter visit and swim in the pool. Gunn, who is white, brought a case against the pool and Jamie Hein.