The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has filed a lawsuit against Facebook.com for violating the Fair Housing Act. The assistant to HUD Secretary Ben Carson filed the complaint against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for allowing landlords to block Black people and other minorities from seeing their advertisements on Facebook.
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Starbucks closed all of its stores on Tuesday to conduct nationwide racial sensitivity training for 8,000 employees after two black men were arrested for declining to buy coffee in Philadelphia.
Starbucks will close 28,000 stores in the United States for “racial bias training” next month. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson met with two black men and apologized after they were arrested for trespassing inside a Philadelphia Starbucks store last week.
Questlove has denied the “ridiculous” accusations of racial discrimination made against him in a new federal lawsuit.
The Roots founder was accused of racism for pressuring TV bosses to fire camera operators Kurt Decker and Michael Cimino from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
The famed 47-year-old drummer, whose group is the house band, denied the “ridiculous” claims in a statement.
Dark-skinned dancers are on strike in New York City over alleged racial discrimination by strip club owners.
According to reports, the dancers accuse club owners of practicing discrimination against dark-skinned dancers who want to work on big nights that are hosted by celebrities.