Segregation

For a certain segment of Bill Cosby’s fan base, the legendary comedian is as pristine as it gets. That is, so long as he doesn’t step…

The early 1960s proved to be a turbulent time for African Americans due to the racist policies that limited their potential. One collective of voices…

Since 1973, a reunion celebration for graduates of St. Martinville Senior High School in Louisiana has held racially segregated class reunion after-parties. This year, though, organizers…

Bass Pro Outdoor World, a nationwide chain with two locations in the Houston area, rejected thousands of qualified blacks and Hispanic job applicants and retaliated against employees who believed its practices were discriminatory, the federal government alleges in a suit filed today in Houston. The suit stems from a 6-year-old complaint to the Equal Employment […]

The memories from the segregation era are still seared painfully onto Otis King’s soul. How he had to ride on the back of the bus from his home in the Fifth Ward to downtown. How all the schools were segregated. How black people couldn’t even grab a ham sandwich at local deli counters. “It’s hard […]