Meyer Tool Company in Cincinnati caught discriminating against African American applicants.
*Small steps are being taken to battle racism.
When more and more businesses begin to suffer the financial repercussions for their injustices against minorities, maybe they will begin to understand better how their prejudice affects the future of their business.
But in the meantime, the government will continue to hold their feet to the fire.
Meyer Tool in Cincinnati is the latest example of discrimination against African American applicants. Meyer Tool is one of Cincinnati’s largest private companies and it manufactures engine parts.
They tried to prevent African Americans from receiving positions with their company and was charged for their actions.
*A legendary figure in the Civil Rights movement has passed away.
The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth died Wednesday morning at a Birmingham, Alabama hospital.
Shuttlesworth was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership conference and considered one of the giants of the movement. He was 89.
His daughter confirmed the death to the Cincinnati Enquirer:
“Daddy lived an incredible life and now he’s at peace,” said Patricia Shuttlesworth Massengill, his eldest daughter. She told the paper that she traveled with her sister Ruby Bester and their brother Fred Shuttlesworth Jr., to Birmingham from Cincinnati Tuesday and spent about three hours “praying and talking to” their father.
Melanie Campbell, president of the National Coalition for Black Civic Participation told the Washington Post’s Hamil Harris this afternoon: “It is a very sad day. We have lost one of our heroes in the movement. Rev. Shuttlesworth represented what true servant leadership was about. He led a purpose driven life until the day he died.”
*Maybe you’ve attended a three-year old birthday party that extends into the wee hours of the night at a hall, but certainly that should still seem unusual. Right?
The birthday party in question took place outside Cincinnati in an area called Elmwood Place. According to Cincinnati.com, about 30 children were present about 1 a.m. to see the fight between 75 adults. (more…)
A woman in the Cincinnati, Ohio area has been accused of encouraging her 2-year-old daughter to smoke marijuana. And on top of that, she used her cell phone to record the child in the act and then emailed the file to friends.
Jessica Gamble, 21, was indicted earlier this week on child endangering, corrupting another person with drugs, and tampering with evidence, said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters.
After allegedly teaching her daughter how to smoke the drug, and videotaping the incident, Gamble decided to forward the video to someone who failed to see the humor in the situation. That person, in turn, showed it to the authorities.
“It is unbelievable to watch on video a mother teaching her 2-year-old child how to smoke a joint. There are just some people who should never have children,” prosecutor Deters told CBS affiliate WKRC.
Investigators believe the incident occurred sometime in August in Gamble’s home.
According to WKRC, Gamble’s family is currently looking after the 2-year-old and claims she is “wonderful.”
Gamble is jailed on a $10,000 bond. If convicted on all charges, Gamble could be sentenced to up to 11 1/2 years in prison.