Jury awards $11.4M in racial bias case against Michigan for ‘mammy’ slurs | TheGrio

Associated Press, TheGrio Cedric and Lisa Griffey with lawyer Jon Marko. Courtesy of Marko Law. Featured Image A jury has awarded $11.4 million to a black couple who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Corrections. Attorney Jon Marko says Lisa Griffey was a probation officer who was racially harassed by white co-workers. […]

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Juanita Abernathy, civil rights icon, dies | AJC

Rosalind Bentley, Ernie Suggs, AJC In this April 18, 1963 file photo, Coretta Scott King, left, the Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, center, and Mrs. Juanita Abernathy, leave Birmingham jail after visiting Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rev. Dr. Ralph Abernathy in Birmingham, Ala. Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery […]

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A.L. Lewis: Florida’s first black millionaire remembered | NBC News

By Associated Press, NBC News Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole. Featured Image FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — They called him Fafa. A.L. Lewis loomed large in the Jacksonville childhood of great-granddaughter Johnnetta Betsch Cole and her two siblings. With only an elementary school education, he helped found the Afro-American Life Insurance Co. in 1901 and became Florida’s […]

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UVA grants full alumni status to black nurses who earned it decades ago | UVA Magazine

Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, UVA Magazine CLAUDE MOORE HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY. Featured Image Some 20 years ago, longtime friends Louella Walker (Nurs ’58) and Mary Jones (Nurs ’61) were browsing a former teacher’s estate sale when they unearthed a brown bag filled with black-and-white photos. Staring back at them were their own faces, alongside those of […]

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