black firefighters

The city of Houston is battling the family of a deceased firefighter who died of cancer, which officials and her own fire department chief said was a direct result of her line of work. However, the city claims Margaret Roberts’ condition was due to her race and weight and her husband is fighting to have […]

The state of New York had some serious repercussions to pay for discriminating against a group of Black NYC firefighters, and pay they did.

Ruled Wednesday by a New York judge, the city has been informally charged with discriminating against minorities when it comes to hiring firefighters. As it stands now, the department’s work force is comprised of a mere 10% of Blacks and Hispanics. There was an agreement across the board between U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis […]