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Cheerleaders, drumlines, dancing teachers and mascots meshed with engaged administrators, parents and community supporters of education as Shelby County Schools students stepped into the 2019-20 school year on Monday. “We promise that this school administration will continue to promote a healthy working relationship with teachers, parents and principals, always keeping...
Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a white Missouri police officer stands as a seismic moment in American race relations. The fledgling Black Lives Matter movement found its voice, police departments fell under intense scrutiny, progressive prosecutors were elected and court policies revised. Yet five years after the black...
Screenshot: MLive Rob Mathis was ready to make an offer on the house—a grand 5-bedroom home sitting on 22 acres in the small town of Holton, Michigan. But during a recent tour of the property, a quick rundown of the home’s decor put Mathis and his wife, Reyna on...
Photo: iStock Surprise! Racism—that “thing” white people say doesn’t exist—has dire long-term effects on the health of black children and adolescents, according to a report released by the country’s largest group of pediatricians. The report, crafted into a first-of-its-kind policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, calls racism “a socially...
Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Today marks five years since Darren Wilson gunned down 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was far from the only black man to die at the hands of the police that year; other high-profile cases—Eric Garner died in New York months earlier, Laquan McDonald...
Screenshot: NewsChannel 5 After serving 15 years behind bars, Cyntoia Brown is finally free. CNN reports that Brown, who has spent almost half of her life incarcerated, was released from the Tennessee Prison for Women on Wednesday, according to the Tennessee Department of Corrections. In January, then-Gov. Bill Haslam granted her clemency as...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama said Monday, in his first public statement since a pair of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, that Americans must “soundly reject language” from any leader who “feeds a climate of fear and hatred of normalizes racist sentiments.” The statement, which did not mention...
Photo: Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images)Filmmaker Michael Moore knows exactly who could save America from the racist president leaving his Florsheim prints all over the Oval Office desk, and that person, according to Moore, would “crush” President Donald Trump in 2020 “and her last name rhymes with Obama.”“In...
A mural in memory of Alton Sterling is displayed on the wall outside of Triple S Food Mart Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images) For Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul hindsight is 20/20 and he reportedly regrets the hiring of officer Blane Salamoni who shot and killed...
Former Vice President Joe Biden gestures to Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., during the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Former Vice President Joe...