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Barneys and Macy’s “No Show” at City Council Hearing

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by Barry Burch Jr. Looks like Barneys and Macy’s are doing exactly what they want African-Americans to do: Not show up. In New York, 17 chief retail stores are being given this Friday as a deadline to provide information with regard to their handling of shoppers they suspect are stealing. On Wednesday, the City Council at a hearing received statements form Macy’s and Barneys New York, which deny singling out customers and…

Beyonce Models Jay-Z’s Barney’s Collection Which Includes a $58,000 Jacket

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Beyonce is standing by her man in the middle of his controversial decision to stand by Barneys after allegations of racial profiling surfaced against the company.  Jay-Z’s claim that he isn’t making money from the Christmas collection is contradicted by his intense push to promote the products in his new line.  If you’ve listened to Jay-Z’s lyrics over the last 20 years, you’ll know that he doesn’t typically do anything…

Jay-Z Makes a Big Barneys Announcement: Is He For Real or Just Playing More Games?

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins The rapper Jay-Z has been under fire recently for agreeing to partner with Barneys, a high-end New York department store that has been accused of racially profiling African Americans.  It appears that due to new policies implemented in the store, its clerks have a hard time believing that a black person would have the money to buy a $600 belt.  A better question might be “why…

Man Involved in Deadly Shootout with Police Alleges Racial Profiling

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Earl Sipp survived a shootout with New Orleans police after a traffic stop in March but his brother Justin Sipp was killed in the unfortunate incident. Sipp accused the officer who pulled him over of racial profiling, arguing that the ticket he got for driving with a suspended license should be thrown out. Sipp contends that officer Jason Giroir had no probable cause to stop him. In a written brief,…

Two White Cops Have Been Exonerated Of Charges For Racial Profiling After An Investigation Was Called Upon Them When Tyler Perry Alleged He Was Being Racially Profiled In February

White Cops Exonerated Of Racial Profiling Allegation Made By Tyler Perry

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After a four-month investigation by the Atlanta Police Department, an internal affairs officer reported, “I would submit the evidence shows the actions of both officers with the regard to the traffic stop of Mr. Perry were justified, lawful and proper.” In February of this year, media mogul Tyler Perry alleged that he was a victim of racial profiling when two white police officers pulled him over and questioned him for…

Is this the photo that proves George Zimmerman’s great-grandfather was black?

Is this the photo that proves George Zimmerman’s great-grandfather was black?

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A photograph of a well-dressed black man holding a baby is reportedly of George Zimmerman’s great-grandfather – and could become a crucial piece of evidence in his murder trial. CNN aired the picture last night and if its authenticity can be verified then it supports what the accused murderer’s family have been saying since the shooting took place – that Zimmerman is from a mixed-race family and did not kill…

Zimmerman’s Attorney: Trayvon Martin’s Social Media Tweets Are Fair Game

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Although George Zimmerman’s attorney says he will not comment on his client’s MySpace page which paints him as “less than favorable”, he did intimate that if Zimmerman’s postings are fair game, then so are Martin’s, according to the Miami Herald.  On Zimmerman’s MySpace account, he insulted Mexicans, saying that every Mexican he ran into called pulled a knife on him, called his ex-girlfriend a “hoe”, and discussed how he beat…

Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next?

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Video: Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next? In this video I discuss how the Trayvon Martin killing highlights a real issue that black people and especially black men face on a daily basis: being killed for just doing what we’re supposed to do. In 2012, some people still believe that we don’t belong in certain neighborhoods, cars, or places of employment and, unlike other racial groups, it can really cost us…