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Former Detroit Tigers player Lou Whitaker speaks to the fans during the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 World Series Championship team prior to the game against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on June 30, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

‘Sweet Lou’ Back In Town For Honors During Weekend At The Ballpark

The Detroit Tigers are hosting the annual Negro Leagues Weekend starting this evening at Comerica Park.

CBS Detroit–04/24/2015

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Hospital Pays $65K To Settle Case Over Race-Based Care Request

A Michigan hospital has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a lawsuit from a fourth black nurse following an accusation that it agreed to a man’s request that no black nurses care for his newborn.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2014

Teacher Reinstated After ‘Black Face’ Lesson In African American History

Alan Barron showed a video to his eighth grade history class about how white entertainers used to wear black face to imitate blacks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2014

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Report: Black Children Lag In Overall Well-Being

A new report shows Michigan has the third-lowest score in the nation for the overall well-being of black children.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2014

US Settles Race Complaint Against Flint Hospital

The federal government says it’s settled a discrimination complaint against a Flint hospital following accusations that black nurses were barred from treating a white newborn.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/28/2013

Tipping Points: Study Says Restaurant Service Linked To Race

A new study suggests whether or not you get good service at a restaurant depends on your race.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2013

Settlement Over Race-Based Request At Hospital Included Money

Documents show a Michigan hospital agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of money as part of a settlement following an accusation that it granted a man’s request that no black nurses care for his newborn.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2013

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Nurse Sues Hospital That Granted Dad’s No-Blacks Demand

An African-American nurse claims a Michigan hospital agreed to a white man’s request that no black nurses would care for his newborn.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/19/2013

Funeral Held For Lousiana Hines, Daughter Of Slaves

Hines, who was born in 1898, was the second of seven children – both of her parents were born into slavery.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/16/2013

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Opinion: Black-on-Black Racism During The Presidential Campaign

While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?

10/15/2012

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