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We Stand With Communities of Color in the Fight for Carbon Pollution Standards

We Stand With Communities of Color in the Fight for Carbon Pollution Standards

Climate change is no longer a problem for a distant tomorrow. We’re feeling the impact on our health, on our environment and on our economy today. But while climate change hurts everyone, communities of color and low-income Americans are the hardest hit. Underserved communities are the least equipped to deal with more intense superstorms, severe […]

5 Things You Should Know About the New Ebola Crisis

5 Things You Should Know About the New Ebola Crisis

Last week a 40-year-old man who was infected with the Ebola virus flew to Lagos, Nigeria, from Liberia, stopping over in Ghana and changing planes in Togo—coming into contact with countless people along the way. This man, whose sister had died from Ebola, began exhibiting symptoms aboard the flight to Nigeria, was hospitalized after landing […]

We Don’t Take Violence Against Black Women Seriously—So Why Should the NFL?

We Don’t Take Violence Against Black Women Seriously—So Why Should the NFL?

To understand our dirty little secret of a national crisis called domestic violence means to look no further than the perverted lack of a serious conversation about it. No more tragic is that observation than the abject silliness of popular discourse within the African-American community when the subject comes up. Deeper is the invisibility of […]

16-YEAR-OLD NIGERIAN WEIGHTLIFTER FAILS DRUG TEST

16-YEAR-OLD NIGERIAN WEIGHTLIFTER FAILS DRUG TEST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organizers said Tuesday. Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Glasgow Games after testing positive for diuretics and masking agents after winning the 53-kilogram (117-pound) division […]

Parents sue Georgia school system in gym mat death

Parents sue Georgia school system in gym mat death

VALDOSTA, Ga. –  The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school filed a wrongful death lawsuit against local school administrators Monday. Classmates found the body of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson of Valdosta in the middle of a mat propped upright against the wall of their high school gym […]

Donald Sterling loses court battle to prevent sale of Clippers

Donald Sterling loses court battle to prevent sale of Clippers

A judge gave Shelly Sterling a sweeping victory Monday afternoon and cleared the way for Steve Ballmer’s record $2-billion purchase of the Clippers to proceed. In a tentative oral decision, Judge Michael Levanas ruled in Sterling’s favor on all three counts and rejected virtually all of Donald Sterling’s arguments in the probate trial in Los […]

CBS Host: Palestinians Force Israel to Kill Kids

CBS Host: Palestinians Force Israel to Kill Kids

Recent controversies over coverage of Gaza suggest that reporters can get into trouble over appearing too sympathetic to Palestinians (NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin) or too critical of some Israelis (CNN’s Diana Magnay). But some opinions are perfectly acceptable. On his July 27 show, CBS Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer went on a rant about Palestinians: […]

Texas Man Who Overpaid Child Support Is Released From Prison

Texas Man Who Overpaid Child Support Is Released From Prison

Clifford Hall, the Texas man who went to jail even after overpaying child support debt that was caused by a clerical error, has been released from prison, his lawyer, Tyesha Elam, confirmed to The Root. Hall was released on July 2 after an associate judge suspended the sentence during a routine jail review hearing. He had […]

Two Americans Stricken With Deadly Ebola Virus in Liberia

Two Americans Stricken With Deadly Ebola Virus in Liberia

An American doctor and an aid worker working for two charitable groups fighting Ebola in Liberia have both become infected with the deadly virus, one of the groups confirmed. And Liberia closed some borders to help prevent further spread of the virus. “All borders of Liberia will be closed with the exception of major entry […]

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice PM, kills at least three

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice PM, kills at least three

(Reuters) – Nigerian Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister and killed at least three people on Sunday in a cross-border attack involving more than 200 assailants in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon officials said. A local religious leader, or lamido, named Seini Boukar Lamine, who is also the town’s […]

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