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  • Texas school board member apologizes for Klan image in Facebook post

    A member of an East Texas school board has apologized and intends to resign after posting on his Facebook page a picture of a person in Ku Klux Klan attire along with the caption "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas." The Hooks Independent School...
  • Hampton University students stage peaceful protest of recent national police incidents

    Hampton University students stage peaceful protest of recent national police incidents
    Hampton University students, escorted by the Hampton Police Division, marched from campus to City Hall on Thursday, holding signs and chanting in protest of recent national incidents involving police and citizens. “Hands up, don’t shoot!&...
  • Congress must also act on issue of police use of excessive force

    Congress must also act on issue of police use of excessive force
    In the past few weeks there has been a lot of discussion about President Barack Obama's response to the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. Each failure to win indictment for the officers who killed these unarmed black men has left millions of...
  • "Asesinato", la muerte de dos policías en Nueva York

     "Asesinato", la muerte de dos policías  en Nueva York
    NUEVA YORK — Un hombre armado mató a tiros a dos policías de Nueva York el sábado, en lo que oficiales consideraron como un "asesinato", horas después de advertir en una red social que planeaba llevar a cabo un ataque en represalia por la muerte...
  • Protesters attend vigil for N.Y. police killed on the job

    Protesters attend vigil for N.Y. police killed on the job
    As dozens of people gathered in Harlem on Sunday to honor two slain New York police officers, President Obama expressed his condolences and the president of the NAACP decried the gunman's claim that he was avenging two unarmed black men who died in...
  • FBI investigates suspicious death of North Carolina teen Lennon Lacy

    Teresa Edwards was driving to Bo's Food Market when she spotted the teenager walking along the dirt road. It was getting dark. He was alone. She recognized him as Lennon Lacy, one of her son's best friends. She stopped to ask him if he needed a ride....
  • Baltimore police officer shooting details emerge

    Baltimore police officer shooting details emerge
    Officer Andrew Groman stood outside the car and ordered passenger Donte Jones to show his hands, police say, but the 19-year-old passenger wouldn't. Groman warned Jones he would be hit with a Taser. Finally, police say, the officer fired the shock gun...
  • 'Feminism Unfinished' looks at movement's diversity

     'Feminism Unfinished' looks at movement's diversity
    It's not Beyonce in front of blazing lights, but "Feminism Unfinished" (Liveright Publishing) should grab our attention. The new book, subtitled "A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements," is co-authored by three academics —...
  • Hampton University hosts discussion on civic engagement

    Hampton University hosts discussion on civic engagement
    An ongoing national discussion centered around police actions and civic engagement was the focus of a forum Monday evening at Hampton University. The eight-person panel of police officers, elected officials, media and students was held to discuss how to...
  • CicLAvia kicks off for first time in South L.A.

    CicLAvia kicks off for first time in South L.A.
    The 11th CicLAvia bike festival officially kicked off Sunday morning, marking the first time that the car-free route will wind through South Los Angeles. Thousands of bicyclists, skateboarders, roller skaters and pedestrians are expected to ride or walk...
  • Legal review of voucher program IS needed

    Legal review of voucher program IS needed
    I am grateful to the South Florida Sun Sentinel for its insightful, balanced, and responsible editorial on Nov. 29, "Court Review of School Vouchers Long Overdue." I found Doug Tuthill's combative response to the editorial surprising since I invited...