New York minister agrees to repay $1.2 million, including some misspent Hurricane Katrina relief funds

May 15, 2014 in Religion, The Buzz

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City minister who was the subject of an Associated Press investigation about misspent 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina charity funds has agreed to repay […]

Jury awards $280,000 in NY case over N-word abuse

September 5, 2013 in News, Top Stories

By LARRY NEUMEISTER
Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) – The lawyer for a black woman whose hostile workplace claim against a black boss’s N-word rant produced a $280,000 jury award says she hopes the case teaches society something.

“It’s the most offensive word in the English language,” attorney Marjorie M. Sharpe said outside federal court in Manhattan after a jury Tuesday added $30,000 in punitive damages to go with a $250,000 compensatory damages award it imposed last week against STRIVE East Harlem and founder Rob Carmona….