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  • Video: ’9/11 Happened to Us All’

    08-12-11 -- A moving public service announcement from C.A.I.R, a national civil rights and advocacy organization. Muslim 9/11 first responders discuss their experiences and challenge anti-Islamic sentiment.    

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  • Kevin James: American Muslim firefighter in NYC

    08-12-11 -- This clip from the film Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet, features Kevin James– a Muslim American firefighter, fire marshal, and a first responder on 9/11.

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  • City lit up with another fire exam lawsuit

    07-20-11 --   As smoke from court-ordered $30M payout to African-American firefighter  candidates clears, new class action alleges CFD’s physical test discriminatory to women The suite filed by Samantha Vasich seeks class action status for women who passed the written exam but … Read More >

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  • Court: Chicago must hire 111 black firefighters (FireRescue)

    05-18-11 -- (By Don Babwin, The Associated Press) CHICAGO — A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that the Chicago Fire Department must hire 111 African Americans who passed a firefighters entrance exam 16 years ago and pay millions of dollars to … Read More >

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  • Black Skin, Black Smoke

    Take a Look: “Black Smoke, Black Skin” Film Trailer

    01-11-11 -- The Vulcan Society formed to help end discrimination and segregation of African Americans in FDNY. “Black Smoke, Black Skin” is an upcoming documentary film that provides both a historic and current perspective on the struggle of Black firefighters at FDNY. … Read More >

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