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Racism

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Former Trainer Files Lawsuit Against Gym, Claims Boss Made Racial Slurs

A former personal trainer at a local gym is filing a lawsuit.

11/22/2013

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Off-Broadway Play Honoring Tuskegee Airmen Comes To Byham Theater

They were fighting two wars at once – World War II and the war against bigotry.

09/14/2013

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DJ Claims Rivers Casino Supervisor Said “Don’t Play Black Music”

The Rivers Casino has responded to charges it’s engaged in racist practices with African Americans, delivering a four-page letter to Allegheny County Councilwoman Amanda Green Hawkins.

08/21/2013

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More Allegations Of Racism Against Rivers Casino

More complaints of racism against the Rivers Casino, and now a County Councilwoman wants an explanation.

KDKA-TV–08/14/2013

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Rivers Casino Accused Of Racism In Shutting Down African American Event

The Drum Bar inside the Rivers Casino was shut down abruptly on Friday night, July 21, and Kenneth Wright, who has used this bar before, thinks he knows why.

07/26/2013

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Guilty Verdict For Texas Man Accused Of Killing Local Teenager

A man from Texas will spend the rest of his life in prison, convicted of killing a Gateway High School football player.

05/02/2013

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Race & The Election

Since the freeing of the slaves, race and politics have always been talked about. Many believe voters place their ballot according to the candidate’s race. Is it fair for America to claim only those of race voted for Obama?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/12/2012

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Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

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Opinion: Romney Campaign Drops Dog Whistle And Moves To Blatant Racism

Romney supporters, including his son Tagg, have moved away from dog whistle politics and are now engaging in outright disrespectful and racist campaigning.

10/18/2012

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Opinion: Black-on-Black Racism During The Presidential Campaign

While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?

10/15/2012

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Opinion: Obama’s 2007 Speech is Disturbingly Racist

While there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.

10/05/2012

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Opinion: The Unreported Racism Of The 2012 Election: 0% Of African-Americans Support Romney

The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.

09/11/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Bring Back Politics Of Racial Division

In 2008 it seemed we had entered a new era of post-racial politics, but the dog whistle politics of the Grand Old Party has again raised its ugly head. In fact, since Obama’s election the Tea Party Republicans efforts to race bait have only increased.

08/08/2012

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Author Tackles Racism, Prejudice & Immigration

Dr. Edward Rhymes is the author of “When Racism is Law and Prejudice is Policy.”

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/05/2011

Giannotti Grumbles About LeBron James

It’s a great time of year to be a sports fan.  Football is being played.  Hockey training camp is winding down.  Outside of Pittsburgh, there’s baseball action as the MLB postseason begins.  A lot to […]

10/01/2010