Shery Lanford Smith, the chairwoman of Sumter Tea Party in South Carolina posted a joke about killing Michelle and Barack Obama earlier this month. Lanford Smith reportedly joked about throwing the couple out of a helicopter, then quickly removed it a few moments later. Her Facebook status read, “I could throw both of them out […]

Link to video OCAL, Fla. — A Florida woman was shot in the middle of a fight in Ocala and kept fighting before she noticed she was shot in the chest. Police have now released the video in hopes of finding the gunman responsible for the shooting. The victim, Brittany Thomas, said she had gone […]

by Dina Estelle Williams There is hope that systems will be in place and students, administrators, and teachers will be ready for an exciting school year on September 6, the first day of school in the Philadelphia school district, despite the recent departure of the superintendent for the 8th largest school district in the country.

Does the King Monument Awaken His Dream?” by Dina Estelle Williams On January 20, 2009, a day after the King Holiday, a dream became a reality when Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America. And now, 48 years after his renowned “I Have a Dream” speech, the late […]

SAN FRANCISCO — Two white San Francisco male police officers are suing the city for what they claim to be racial bias in the promotion practices of the police department. Heinz Hoffman and Thomas Buckley filed a lawsuit complaint Aug. 16, stating “The city has a longstanding custom and practice in discriminating against white males.” […]

A new study by Lisa Williams, a graduate student at Ohio State University shows that bullying affects the academic success of African American and Latino students in a negative way more than it affects white students. Williams believes the reason for the difference is that Black and Latino students bullying are due to racial stereotypes. […]

According to TIME magazine, A new study suggests that oil from the seeds of coriander — the green herb that’s more commonly known as cilantro — may be able to wipe out a broad range of harmful bacteria, including drug-resistant bugs and those that commonly cause food poisoning.

(Washington, DC)  — The magnitude 5.8 earthquake that jolted Virginia and other parts of the East Coast apparently damaged one of Washington, DC’s iconic structures.   A helicopter inspection of the Washington Monument revealed cracking in the stones at the top of the monument.  Members of the Cross family were inside the monument at the very top […]

(Washington, DC)  – The National Park Service and organizers of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial dedication in Washington are keeping an eye on the path of Hurricane Irene, which is forecast to move into the Mid-Atlantic this weekend .  The memorial is scheduled to be formally dedicated this Sunday, on the 48th anniversary of Dr. […]

MIAMI — Shawn Loftis, a substitute teacher in the Miami-Dade County Public School system was fired after his middle school principal found out about his porn career through a Wikipedia entry under his porn name, Collin O’Neal. Lofits, also a citizen reporter for CNN, was suspended and then had his teacher’s license revoked. After unsuccessfully […]