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Black Firefighters Announce $98 Million Settlement

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 03.18.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — A black firefighters' group that had sued New York City, alleging discrimination, said Tuesday that minority fire department applica...

Trymaine Lee

As Deadline Approaches, FDNY Seeks Diverse Applicants

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 11.15.2011 | Black Voices

When Tinisha Edwards was 10 years old and growing up in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, the firefighter across the street, especially when dressed in ...

Court Order Demands City Rehire, Compensate Jilted Black Firefighters

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

An expected court ruling will force the city of Chicago to hire more than 100 black firefighters and pay millions to others who were unfairly denied e...

Aspiring Black Firefighters Cautious About Chicago Department, After Court Dispute

CBS 2 Chicago | Posted 07.28.2011 | Chicago

Harassment, taunting, isolation and racial discrimination. That's what some black men fear they'll face if they ever get a chance to become a Chica...

Chicago Must Hire 111 Black Firefighters, Pay Out $30 Million

AP | By DON BABWIN | Posted 07.13.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that the Chicago Fire Department must hire 111 African Americans who passed a firefighters entrance...

FDNY's Black Firefighter Problem

Village Voice | Steven Thrasher | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

How would you perform in a test of logic and reading comprehension, even if the terms used in the questions made no sense to you?...

Fewer Black Firefighters In Chicago; African-Americans 'Not Welcome' In CFD

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Townsend joined the Chicago Fire Department in 1988 hoping to help pave the way for future black firefighters in an agency long plagued by charge...

New Haven's White Firefighters Win Promotions

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP)-- A federal judge has ordered Connecticut officials to promote 14 firefighters who won a reverse discrimination case in a landma...

Bloomberg Testifies In Firefighters' Discrimination Lawsuit

New York Times | KAREEM FAHIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg testified in a discrimination lawsuit on Wednesday that he did not recall receiving a report more than six years ago warnin...