The Vulcan Society, the fraternal order of Black firefighters, held its annual memorial service at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn last weekend.
This week, the city settled the second part of the Vulcan Society lawsuit against discriminatory exams for the Fire Department of New York
The ruling by the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month, in a case brought by the federal government and the Vulcan Society, affirmed the appointment of a monitor to oversee minority recruitment and hiring at the New York City Fire Department. It was a setback to the city’s efforts to roll back court control of the department’s hiring practices in the landmark discrimination case.
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