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McDonald’s Hires Diversity Chief Amid Corporate Turmoil

McDonald’s is hiring a new chief diversity officer as it struggles with charges of harassment and racism at all levels of the company. Reginald Miller will become the company’s global chief diversity equity and inclusion officer on Nov. 9. Miller …

Yelp’s New ‘Racist’ Alert Raises Concerns Among Small Businesses

Yelp Inc.’s recently launched feature of flagging businesses accused of “overtly racist actions” is raising concerns among U.S. small-business owners who worry about false accusations. Desarae Mueller-Fichepain, who has been running French-cuisine restaurant Le Voltaire in Omaha, Nebraska, for almost …

Viewpoint: The Black Lives Matter Movement is Changing Us for the Better

The first half of 2020 has been unprecedented. There has been some good, a lot of bad and even some ugly. But when I step back and think of one word that sums it all up, it is change. Looking …

Family Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Hampton Inn

WILSON, N.C. — A Black family has filed a federal lawsuit against the parent company of Hampton Inn and others after the family said a North Carolina clerk called police on them over a billing dispute two years ago. Delores …

Black Guest Ousted from Doubletree Hotel Sues for $10M

PORTLAND, Ore. — A hotel guest whose lawyers say he was ousted from a DoubleTree hotel in Oregon for “calling his mother while black” from his cellphone in the hotel lobby is seeking $10 million in a lawsuit. The lawsuit …

Detroit Man Sues Contractor for Alleged Discrimination

A Detroit, Mich., construction worker is suing a contractor for alleged discrimination and racism. Harold Wilson, 63, filed a lawsuit against Hardman Construction Inc. last week, The Detroit News reported . Wilson alleges the contractor used fake addresses for its …