President Donald Trump wants Colin Kaepernick to attend race summit, report says
President Donald Trump will invite Colin Kaepernick, along with other athletes and musicians, to a summer summit to discuss race, Cleveland-based pastor and presidential adviser Darrell Scott told People.com.
"He is 100 percent for it. He was very enthusiastic about it,” Scott said of Trump following a 20-minute meeting Thursday in the Oval Office after a White House ceremony for the National Day of Prayer.
Teacher left school after pulling student's hair. Community wants her back in the classroom
A veteran South Carolina teacher recently retired after a video spread online of her making physical contact with a student who was sleeping at his desk.
In response, a member of the school board has resigned over the way the teacher was treated, while current and former students have mounted a social media campaign to voice their support for the teacher, including launching an online petition.
A march was even held, with the goal of getting the teacher back in the classroom.
A white commuter was caught on video making racist comments to a pair of black women on a Long Island Rail Road train.
The man, who was upset that the women were talking too loudly, then said they couldn’t possibly know who their parents are.
“Shut the f–k up, you f–king loudmouthed monkey motherf–ker,” the man screams to the girls, who are offscreen. “… I can’t listen to your f–king black ass no more. ..You f–king loudmouthed bitch. ..At least I got a f–king mother. Do you know who your mother is? You don’t know who your mother or your father is because you’re a f–king monkey, that’s why.”
Miami Cop Suspended After Kicking Man in Head on Video
Earlier today, the City of Miami Police Department issued an ominous statement: Chief Jorge Colina said he'd received a video of an officer clearly violating departmental policy. That cop had been relieved of duty, he reported, adding the department had sent the clip to the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.
Now the video has surfaced. It shows an Miami Police officer taking a running start and then kicking a defenseless, handcuffed suspect in the head. A police department spokesperson confirmed this was the video in question.
Civil rights case against former NYPD cops accused of raping teen moves forward A teen who accused two former NYPD detectives of rape will have her day in civil court sooner than expected.
A Brooklyn federal magistrate judge decided Thursday that discovery in the teen's $50 million civil rights case shouldn't be put on pause while the criminal case rolls ahead against cops Richard Hall and Eddie Martins.
African-American students with disabilities suspended at disproportionately high rates
The report, “Disabling Punishment: The Need for Remedies to the Disparate Loss of Instruction Experienced by Black Students with Disabilities,” extrapolated its findings from federal data from 2014-15 and 2015-16, the last year for which it is available. Released last month, it examined only white and black students, in part because research has found that black students overall are suspended at the highest rates of all student groups.
The report found that nationwide, for every 100 students with special needs in 2015-16, white students lost 43 days to suspension, while black students lost 121 days. The findings showed a slight increase in disparity between the two groups over the previous year.
Obama told the eager crowd of high school students “There are all these people out there telling you what you can’t do.I am so proud of you all. You did just what I did. You ignored the haters.”
In addition to sharing some words of wisdom with the youth, she also shared a few dance moves with actor and singer Jussie Smollett. The Empire star shared a clip of their boogie session on Twitter with a sweet caption using the queen emoji in reference to Obama.
Michelle Obama Just Called Herself Our ‘Forever First Lady.’ No Other First Ladies Need Apply
During a stirring speech delivered to rising college students in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Michelle Obama embraced the moniker “Forever First Lady,” sending the crowd of 8,000 high school students into thunderous cheers.
At the 2018 College Signing Day at Temple University, HuffPost reports, Obama delivered a message of encouragement to the high schoolers, telling them: “I know you have everything it takes to succeed. I know that you are me.
“And if I can be standing here as your ‘forever first lady,’” she added, pausing as the crowd cheered, “then you can do anything you put your mind to.”
Three teenagers came up with an innovative way to clean lead-contaminated drinking water in public schools -- an idea so smart it made the finals of NASA's coveted nationwide high-school science competition.
The trio -- the only all-female, all-black group in the finals -- engineered a filterthat purifies drinking water in old public-school buildings by detecting impurities such as chlorine, copper, and bromine.
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George Zimmerman sold the gun he used to shoot dead Trayvon Martin for $250,000 to a mother planning to give it to her son for his birthday, according to reports. Zimmerman said he put the pistol up for auction after hearing Hillary Clinton's 'anti-gun rhetoric' as he smoked a cigar during an interview with KTNV. He also vowed to fight against the Black Lives Matter movement and end the career of Florida state attorney Angela Corey, who led Zimmerman's prosecution. But he may have made yet another enemy after he snubbed Daytona Beach bar owner Denny Honeycutt, who Zimmerman initially agreed to sell the gun to for $150,000.
A police officer is in hot water and facing a case of crimen injuria for his alleged racist post on social media.
ANCYL Provincial Executive Committee member Percy Sithole has opened a case at the Heidelberg police department after one of its officers began posting allegedly racist remarks on his Facebook profile.
The officer, Riaan van Rensburg, shared a series of Facebook posts that later sparked outrage on social media.
Exeter University: 'Why I revealed my friends' racist WhatsApp messages'http://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-43987148#
"It went from crude humour to racial slurs. Awful things were said about rape. Every group was targeted."
Exeter University student Arsalan Motavali is talking about the WhatsApp group he was in with fellow members of the university's law society.
"[The messages] started to get progressively worse after certain people were added."
Five months on and several of them have been expelled after Arsalan's post of their "vile" screen shots went viral.
Speaking to Newsbeat, the 21-year-old said he had no regrets about his decision to go public.
A.J. Francis says Redskins' logo 'racist' after he joins Giants
Defensive tackle A.J. Francis found a new job just days after being released by the Washington Redskins and celebrated the moment by ripping his old team on Instagram, including calling out their "racist" logo.
Francis signed with the New York Giants on Wednesday. He was one of three defensive tackles released by the Redskins on Monday after they selected two defensive tackles in the draft.
After signing with the Giants, Francis posted an Instagram picture of himself laughing. He wrote, "When the team you were on didn't appreciate you but the team you played against actually pays attention to the film," and added in the hashtags he was looking forward to playing the Redskins twice next season.
Man killed by KCK police previously received $300k settlement for police brutalityKANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A man shot and killed by Kansas City Kansas police Wednesday had previously sued the Kansas City Missouri Police Department for excessive force.
Multiple sources confirm to the 41 Action News Investigators that the victim is Manuel Palacio, 27.
As of Thursday morning, police have not said what led to the shooting, which happened just across the street from New Chelsea Elementary School. Only saying, the suspect was armed.
Almost a decade after sparking an international diplomatic incident by throwing his shoes at former US President George W. Bush in Baghdad, Muntadhar al-Zaidi is planning a political career of his own.
The Iraqi journalist, now 39, is to stand for parliament in the forthcoming elections in Iraq -- and has ambitions to become the country's leader.
Al-Zaidi became a worldwide celebrity after throwing his shoes at Bush in protest at the US invasion during a news conference held in the Iraqi capital in December 2008.
Bush, who was making a farewell visit to the country at the time, avoided being hit by the shoes, but al-Zaidi was bundled to the ground and hustled out of the room by security officials.
Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the world’s biggest coffee-shop chain Wednesday for an undisclosed sum and an offer of a free college education.
Separately, they reached a deal with the city for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs.
3 White Men Charged For Killing And Dismembering Two Young Black Men
Three white men have been arrested and charged with a host of crimes in connection with the grisly murder and dismemberment of two young Black men, an act many activists are saying evokes the history of lynching in this country.
When Alize Ramon Smith and Jarron Moreland, both 21, went missing on April 14, their families hung up posters around their Oklahoma City community, hoping to find them. Four days later, police found Smith and Moreland’s dismembered bodies in a pond, and arrested three men they say carried out the grim killing.
Johnny Wimbrey, an author and motivational speaker, and his wife were planning on enjoying a night out on the town, but their evening came to an abrupt end when they were kicked out of a Plano, TX restaurant. Wimbrey told WFAA that after being seated at table inside Sambuca 360 and placing an order, the manager asked if they would move to a different table he could seat another patron—a white man.
As the world is finally waking up to the realities of black life in America, the movies are following suit. “Fruitvale Station,” Ryan Coogler’s debut feature, borrowed directly from news headlines to explore a killing of an unarmed black man. In “Monsters and Men,” first-time feature director Reinaldo Marcus Green explores similar territory, this time fictionalizing an event that has become all-too familiar. “Monsters and Men” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2018, where it picked up a Special Jury Award for Outstanding First Feature. It was picked up by powerhouse distributor Neon, which just released the first trailer ahead of a fall release.
An Elgin police officer shot Decynthia Clements three times — twice in the head and once in the chest — on March 12, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office report said.
None of the shots were fired from close range, and Clements, who was 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighed 103 pounds, was also stunned with a Taser as she exited her burning vehicle on Interstate 90 with what appeared to be a knife, the report said.
Los Angeles lawmakers agreed Tuesday to pay up to $1.95 million to end a legal battle with the family of a woman shot and killed by police officers in 2015.
The police chief and the civilian Los Angeles Police Commission that oversees the LAPD were divided over the killing of Norma Guzman 2½ years ago.
More than six weeks ago, Stephon Clark, 22, was shot by two Sacramento Police Department officers March 18 in the Meadowview neighborhood as he was standing in his grandparents' backyard. Police responded to the area that night after a neighbor called 911 to report broken car windows and a man who hopped into a neighbor's backyard.
Police "refused to execute" a court order to remove a toddler from her mother, one day before the woman allegedly killed the girl and stabbed two officers, a lawyer for the girl's father said.
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MAMARONECK - The death of a toddler and the reported police shooting of her knife-wielding mother rocked a quiet section of the village Saturday.
With the country on edge against restaurant racism after recent incidents at Starbucks andWaffle House, more racist alarms are being sounded. The latest #DiningWhileBlack (or trying-to-dine-while-Black) instance took place at a Plano, Texas, restaurant when a manager threatened to call police on a Black couple as if he was competing for a Guinness World Record for the quickest time to jump into racist mode.
Darren Martin, a former White House official under President Obama, was moving into his new Manhattan apartment on April 27, when neighbors called the police.(Darren Martin)
Darren Martin moved to New York City this winter after years working for the Obama White House in Washington to take a job as an aide in the city’s government. After a couple of months crashing with friends and family, he finally found his own place on the Upper West Side.