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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...

White Firefighters Protest FDNY's New Diversity Recruitment Program

Posted 10.02.2012 | New York

Some white firefighters in New York City are angry about a new FDNY entrance exam which they say lowers standards to accomodate for diversity. The new...

FDNY's Discrimination Against Minorities Could Cost City $128 Million

Posted 03.12.2012 | New York

New York City could have to pay upwards of $128 million in back wages to minorities who weren't hired after taking the Fire Department's entrance exam...

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 ...

Making New York's Fire Department Look Like New York

Sheryl McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sheryl McCarthy

A bill now before the City Council is another sign of the continuing challenge New York City faces to increase the number of blacks and Hispanics in its fire department.

FDNY in Black and White

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

It is crazy to have a city in which one of the major public safety services is virtually all white while the city is more than a quarter black.

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...

Institutional Racism at the NYC Fire Department

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

After nearly eight years of doing nothing to cure the overt racism in a department with over 9,000 firemen, the NYFD now says it has a future fix and doesn't need court intervention.