NYPD More Likely to Question Black, Latino Subway Riders Even though Blacks and Hispanics make up nearly 50% of the riders in the New York City Subway, a recent report from the New York Daily News has found that, during the past two years, 90% of these individuals have been questioned and stopped by the New York City Police Department. NJ.com. Rev. James Orange, civil rights activist, dies at 65 The Rev. James E. Orange, a project coordinator with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference alongside Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1965-1970, and a regional coordinator with the AFL-CIO, passed away this Saturday at the Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Lawmakers urged to create panel to study black males Lawmakers in Boston were encouraged by Black community leaders to pass a bill that would create a twenty-one person-run study to “examine the ‘social status’” of Black men throughout the state, raising some criticisms from Leonard C. Alkins, the president emeritus of the Boston NAACP chapter. Boston Globe.
Police Stop More Blacks and Latinos on NYC Subway; Boston Wants to Study Black Men
By The News Feb 18, 2008