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Friend of bullied Florida boy who killed himself wrote note saying he wants to die too: mom

Friend of bullied Florida boy who killed himself wrote note saying he wants to die too: mom

Six days after a 14-year-old Florida boy shot himself in his school bathroom after allegedly suffering years of bullying, his 11-year-old friend penned a note saying he wants to die too, the child’s mom has revealed. The heart-wrenching cry, written in blue marker, was slipped under the bedroom door of Jordan Gonzalez’s mother on Tuesday […]

Suicide bombers kill up to 15 students at Nigerian college

Suicide bombers kill up to 15 students at Nigerian college

Two suicide bombers killed at least 15 students Wednesday at a government college in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano, police and emergency officials said. Four men in a tricycle taxi drove up to the Federal College of Education Kano and opened fire when security guards insisted on searching the vehicle, according to a guard who […]

Dr. Samori Swygert: What Does Ferguson, MO Have In Common With China?

Dr. Samori Swygert: What Does Ferguson, MO Have In Common With China?

Was Ferguson,….. America’s Tiananmen Square? by Dr. Samori Swygert America has historically been at odds with the political philosophy of communism. As a nation, the American government has either been at military odds or competition with Cuba, Russia, and China. However, like the sport of boxing, each fighter adapts to and adopts the style of […]

Uninsured Rate Drops To Lowest Level Since The ’90s

Uninsured Rate Drops To Lowest Level Since The ’90s

Another day, another survey showing that Obamacare is beginning to cure America’s uninsured problem. The latest numbers come from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which polled more than 27,000 people during the first three months of the year. Forty-one million U.S. residents, or 13.1 percent, were uninsured during the quarter when benefits […]

Los Angeles Law Enforcement Officers Kill About One Person A Week

Los Angeles Law Enforcement Officers Kill About One Person A Week

Since 2000, nearly 600 people, many of them young black and Latino men, have been killed by Los Angeles law enforcement officers. That’s according to a sobering new report from the Los Angeles Youth Justice Coalition, a youth advocacy organization, that looks into the use of lethal force among police. The report, titled “Don’t Shoot […]

LAPD officer defends handcuffing, detaining actress Daniele Watts amid controversy

LAPD officer defends handcuffing, detaining actress Daniele Watts amid controversy

The police officer heard on tape demanding Daniele Watts’ identification after she was detained in Studio City last week with her boyfriend says there was nothing racial about the incident. Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Jim Parker told the L.A. Times on Tuesday that the “long, drawn out drama” with the actress could have been over within […]

Summit superintendent: No intent to racially taunt North Plainfield players

Summit superintendent: No intent to racially taunt North Plainfield players

Summit Superintendent of Schools Nathan Parker said in a press release issued to NJ Advance Media Tuesday afternoon that the banana placed through an open doorknob connected to the North Plainfield locker room before their football game this weekend was done for “superstition” and there was “no intent to taunt the other team.” “This practice […]

Protests Continue After Chicago Police Shoot 3rd Black Man In 3 Weeks

Protests Continue After Chicago Police Shoot 3rd Black Man In 3 Weeks

Protesters again hit the Chicago streets after local police shot a young black man over the weekend, the third incident of its kind in as many weeks. The rally, which took place in the city’s Near West Side neighborhood, was held in direct response to officers shooting Denzel Ford, 20, while in the process of […]

‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers

‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers

Arianna Trickey was opening a piece of mail in her bedroom during junior year of high school when a pamphlet fell out of the envelope. The pamphlet seemed to offer the impossible: the prospect of a full scholarship to several of her dream colleges. She went running out to her father, a house painter, who […]

Gov’t Responds To Reports Of Mistreatment At Detention Centers

Gov’t Responds To Reports Of Mistreatment At Detention Centers

WASHINGTON — The government is doing what it can to improve conditions at family detention centers following recent complaints, but will continue detaining women and children who crossed the border illegally, Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday. Family detentions have increased over the past year, in response to an influx of […]

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