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School administrators in a community outside of Boston, Massachusetts, offered an apology after a photo appearing to show a young Black girl held on a leash by two white students, swept the internet. The photo shows an instructor along with two white students and one black student decked out in 17th-century ... Read more >>
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 8:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
An argument turned physical when a mother of a student assaulted her child’s teacher over a cell phone. On October 19, 2017, Janice Watkins, a teacher at King pre-K-8 in Pittsburgh, PA, was assaulted with a brick by Daishonta Williams for taking her child’s phone away during class. Channel 11 news reports that Watkins was threatened by ... Read more >>
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 2:10:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
WASHINGTON (AP) — He started by describing the reverent handling of America’s war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to an Air Force base in Delaware. From that opening, White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered a raw and searing monologue Thursday about the reality ... Read more >>
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 1:44:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel on Thursday narrowly backed the nomination of a North Carolina attorney to fill the nation’s longest judicial vacancy over the objections of Democrats, black lawmakers and some civil rights groups. The Judiciary Committee voted 11-9 to recommend the nomination of Thomas Farr to the full ... Read more >>
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 10:15:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Being a child of the North, I never ate succotash. My introduction to the word came via the exasperated utterances of Sylvester the Cat, who would sputter “Suffering succotash!” when things were not going his way. ... Read more >>
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Kevin Sibley has been appointed director of the Office of Returning Citizens, a newly formed office that will support the 3,000 individuals who return to Boston after being released from state, federal and county facilities each year, as well as others who were previously incarcerated. As Director, Sibley will work ... Read more >>
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Some players, some sportscasters, some elected officials, and all civil libertarians will shout that compelling NFL players to stand for the national anthem is crass, crude, employer bullying and a blatant disregard of the First Amendment. They’re right. But the brutal reality is that the NFL power brokers have the ... Read more >>
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The number of estimated deaths in the US in 2016 from drug use has been updated, and the news is not good. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) increased the estimate from 50,000 to more than 64,000 deaths, the sharpest increase due to fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, which accounted ... Read more >>
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
React, assess, respond, render aid and rebuild. Even in the midst of disaster and natural calamity, it’s important for us all to remember one intangible that makes this country one of the leading nations in the world: the ability to set aside differences, come together as one and heal. As people were ... Read more >>
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 8:54:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 37 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database under the age of 18 and 26 percent above the age of 18. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media ... Read more >>
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 9:07:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
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Socially conscious, community focused and unapologetically real are just a few adjectives that describe the creative team behind America Hates Us, a Brooklyn-based contemporary lifestyle brand marrying activism and fashion. “We have a tangible voice,” said Tareq G. Brown, one of the innovators behind the brand, to NewsOne at the America Hates ... Read more >>
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 1:19:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 37 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database under the age of 18 and 26 percent above the age of 18. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media ... Read more >>
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 7:31:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

 

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