Lawsuit

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Trayvon Martin's Family Responds to George Zimmerman's $100 Million Lawsuit

Zimmerman was acquitted of killing the teenager in 2012. Now, he is accusing Martin’s parents and others of defamation.

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Jussie Smollett Countersues City of Chicago for 'Extreme Emotional Distress'

The city sued Smollett in April seeking reimbursement for its investigation into the alleged racist and homophobic attack on the actor.

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Mo'Nique Sues Netflix For Racial and Gender Discrimination

Alleges the suit: “It perpetuated the pay gap suffered by Black women.” 

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New York's Cayuga Nation Sues Showtime for Defamation

“This episode of ‘Billions’ is a deliberate and intentional resort to an offensive stereotype of Native Americans,” alleges the lawsuit. 

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Advocacy Groups Push FBI, DHS to Release Full Info on Its Surveillance of Black Activists

“Black communities know all too well how poisonous this kind of surveillance and intimidation is for social justice movements.”

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Immigrant Rights Group Sues ICE for Illegally Jailing 18-Year-Olds

National Immigrant Justice Center says immigration authorities regularly fail to comply with federal measures that are meant to protect children.

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Lawsuit Alleges Trump's Termination of Deportation Protections Motivated by Race

Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants sue to keep Temporary Protected Status, say president’s immigration agenda is racially discriminatory.

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Civil Rights Group Sues Trump Administration for Prolonged Detention of Immigrant Children

New York Civil Liberties Union says a policy shift has resulted in the restrictive imprisonment of dozens of young immigrants.

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Judge Throws Out Case Against Black Lives Matter, Says a Movement Can't Be Sued

A police officer alleged that the BLM is responsible for the rock someone threw at him.

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Black Restaurant Workers Sue Trump Organization for Racial Discrimination

One employee at BLT Prime in Trump International Hotel says a White coworker told him, “This is White America time, you need to get used to it.”

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Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Sues Greenpeace, Alleges It Engaged in Organized Crime During #NoDAPL Campaign

Linda Black Elk: “The racist overtones of this lawsuit are nauseating and have potentially catastrophic impacts to the future of Native American tribal sovereignty.”

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Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Case Against Trump For Inciting Violence at Rally

The lawsuit will continue in federal court.

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ACLU Sues City of Milwaukee for Racist Stop and Frisk Policy

“Data reflect that…Black drivers citywide were seven times more likely—and that Hispanic drivers were five times more likely—to be targeted for a traffic stop than white drivers.”

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Insider Says Prince's Music Will Return to Streaming Services in Time for Grammys

The Purple One’s music currently only streams on Tidal.

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Family of Man Killed by D.C. Police Files $50 Million Lawsuit

The civil suit alleges that Officer Brian Trainer unlawfully killed Terrence Sterling.

Black Couple Sues Barneys For Racial Discrimination

“One would think that Barneys would have instituted change after being fined over $500,000 by the New York State Attorney General for this very type of discriminatory behavior.”

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North Carolina NAACP Files Federal Suit to Stop State Voter Suppression

An emergency hearing will take place in federal court tomorrow. 

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Judge Approves Byron Allen's $10 Billion Discrimination Lawsuit

Allen on his lawsuit against telecom giant Charter Communications: “This lawsuit was filed to provide distribution and real economic inclusion for 100 percent African American-owned media.”

Activists Sue FBI, DHS for Movement for Black Lives Surveillance Info

Color Of Change’s Brandi Collins “It is clear the Department of Homeland Security and FBI are continuing their disturbing legacy of employing secretive surveillance tactics with murky legal parameters to chill The Movement for Black Lives.”

Family of Jesse Romero to Sue City of Los Angeles for Killing Teen

Jesse Romero, 14, was fatally shot by an LAPD officer in August.