Minorities

In a trend that has increased over the years, the National Registry of Exonerations reported an astoundingly high amount of exonerations last year, chiefly among minorities.

A study released by Yale University found that beverage companies are targeting Black and Latino youth in their sales campaigns for sodas, fruit drinks, energy drinks, and juices. See Also: Does Kim Kardashian Want To Be Elizabeth Taylor? See Also: Black Travel: Visit Nashville, Tennessee For Some Country “There is no doubt that children and […]

A new report released by the Brookings Institution shows minorities are the majority in eight major metropolitan areas. Washington, D.C.; Las Vegas; New York; San Diego; Montgomery County, Md.; and Prince William County, Va., are majority-minority communities. Non-Hispanic whites are a minority in 22 of the country’s 100-biggest urban areas. The shift in numbers shows […]

NEW YORK — New York Fire Department Commissioner Salvatore Cassano urged African-Americans and women to apply to become firefighters. Cassano touted a new hiring exam aimed at diversifying the FDNY. The exam, however, must be approved by a judge. The FDNY has long been accused of discriminating against minorities, eventually causing a judge to rule […]

A program entitled “Not Guilty: The Tragedy of Wrongful Convictions in the U.S., and the DNA Evidence that Frees Them,” seeks to exonerate thousands of minority inmates who falsely end up on the wrong side of prison bars, due to deep flaws found in the legal system. Created by ForensicScience.org, “Not Guilty” provides tangible data […]