Racism

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Southern Baptist leaders called Monday for a Mississippi church to reject racism after some congregants prevented a black couple from getting married there. Leaders of the Mississippi Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention said Monday that preventing Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson from marrying at First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs […]

Dominique jokes with crew about the Jackson family saga saying, the white Jacksons are definitely beating the black Jacksons. Dominique also  discusses the couple rejected by a Miss. church because they were black.  Listen to hear more.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi couple says the church where they planned to get married turned them away because they are black. Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson say they had set the date and mailed invitations, but the day before their wedding they say they got bad news from the pastor of predominantly white First […]

A patron visiting Cincinnati, Ohio for a weekend of music and fun at the Macy's Music Festival was in for unexpected surprise at a local motel. According to reports, African- American patrons of a Sharonville Motel 6 were completely taken aback when they flipped on their TV  to find the phrase "Hello N**gers" written across […]

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor has fired a police officer accused of directing a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford during a baseball game. Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella says Officer John Perrault's comments and actions show he's unfit to serve on the police force. Mazzarella's decision Thursday comes a day […]

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Triple jumper Voula Papachristou was expelled from Greece's Olympic team Wednesday for her comments on Twitter mocking African immigrants and expressing support for a far-right party. The Hellenic Olympic Committee said Wednesday that Papachristou is "placed outside the Olympic team for statements contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic […]

William J. Collier, pastor of Church of God’s Chosen, is holding a Whites-Only conference in the good ole’ state of Alabama, and he’s not making any apologies for it, reports the Huffington Post. “We don’t have the facilities to accommodate other people. We haven’t got any invitations to black, Muslim events. Of course we are […]

ATLANTA (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union will help the Ku Klux Klan in its bid to join Georgia's highway cleanup program as a legal fight looms. ACLU of Georgia Executive Director Debbie Seagraves tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the civil rights group will assist the Klan in its battle with the state. The […]

Name calling among politicians and their supporters and opponents is nothing new. The level of the venom, however, often is much higher when an underlying hatred based on race is at work. So when incumbent President George W. Bush made fun of opponent Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) for “flip-flopping” positions on the war in Iraq, […]

ATLANTA (AP) — A Ku Klux Klan group is trying to join Georgia's "Adopt-A-Highway" program to clean up litter on a mile-long stretch of road, creating a quandary for state officials hesitant to acknowledge a group with a violent, racist past on a roadside sign. The International Keystone Knights of the KKK applied last month […]

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Wal-Mart is being sued for $1 million by a man who claims he was traumatized by a racist comment made over an intercom at a southern New Jersey store two years ago. Donnell Battie, of Winslow, accuses Wal-Mart of being negligent in failing to control access to the store’s intercom, which […]