The world of cinema lost an important voice in John Singleton, who passed away at age 51 after complications from a stroke.
By Heather Jones of hmjoneswriter.com “I’m tired of being an advocate for black women, but I know wherever I stop is where my daughters are going to have to pick up. So I keep going. Long after I’m tired.” -Bunmi Laditan Being an activist is not a choice when you are a person of color […]
Every once in a while a story comes along that makes you believe that good really does still exist in the world and humanity is, in fact, not lost. Bella Smith, a 9-year-old girl from London, KY, is making a difference in the lives of her classmates, one birthday box at a time. She started […]
“THERE IS NO LONGER A THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY,” tweeted the FBI. According to an update on CBS4, Sol Pais, the 18-year-old Florida woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine, was found dead near the Echo Lake Campground in the Arapaho National Forest. Denver-area public schools were closed while authorities in Colorado conducted a massive manhunt for Pais, […]
There’s no doubt that our school system needs an overhaul. As someone who teaches in an American public high school, I can definitively say that for everything we’re doing right — and believe me, there is a lot that we are doing right — there are many more things we could be doing to make […]
People in the South are fired up after learning that Georgia Senate has approved House Bill 481—a proposal that would outlaw abortions once a doctor detects a heartbeat in the womb (typically around six weeks). Under current Georgia law, abortions can be performed until 20 weeks of gestation, but if this new legislation is signed […]
Michael Cohen’s prepared testimony to Congress on Wednesday was obtained by Politico Tuesday night and shared early Wednesday morning. Here are the highlights: “I lied to Congress about when Mr. Trump stopped negotiating the Moscow Tower project in Russia. I stated that we stopped negotiating in January 2016. That was false – our negotiations continued […]
So just how far will some educators go to help their students? And just how broke-ass is our country’s health care system? Well, this heartbreaking story answers both of those questions. The answers are: far enough that they could get charged with a crime, and regarding health care? Really, really shitty. Casey Smitherman is the […]