Archive for March 18th, 2014

Pocket Knife Ends Teen’s Dreams

Pocket Knife Ends Teen’s Dreams

A pocket knife may be a tool useful for home repairs and first aid, but in the eyes of school officials in Jefferson, Ohio it is a dangerous weapon. High school senior Jordan Wiser faces felony weapons charges at an April 1 hearing for storing a small pocket knife in his car while the car […]

No Prison For Muslim Teacher Who Molested 11-Year-Old
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No Prison For Muslim Teacher Who Molested 11-Year-Old

A teacher who sexually abused an 11-year-old girl during Qur’an lessons, has managed to dodge prison. The man explained to the court that he is on state benefits and needs to be around for his wife, who speaks “very little English.” Suleman Maknojioa, 40, reportedly reached underneath the long folds of the prayer headscarf to […]

9-Year-Old ‘Brony’ Banned By School From Wearing My Little Pony Backpack
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9-Year-Old ‘Brony’ Banned By School From Wearing My Little Pony Backpack

A 9-year-old North Carolina student faced a lot of bullying for his “My Little Pony” backpack. Now, school officials say that he’s not allowed to bring it to school at all. Grayson Bruce is a “Brony,” a slang term for a boy who is a big fan of “My Little Pony.” The cartoon emphasizes that […]

James Baldwin: ‘White’ Is An Idea, ‘As long as you think you’re white, you’re irrelevant’
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James Baldwin: ‘White’ Is An Idea, ‘As long as you think you’re white, you’re irrelevant’

James Baldwin (1924-1987) was well-known for engaging critical issues of race and society between the late-1940s and the mid-1980s. His novels, essays, films, plays and poems, offered many ideas and critiques of race and racism. One of these ideas was a bit more ahead of its time than others. It was, however, in line with what […]

Russia State Media Says Putin Could Turn USA to ‘radioactive ash’
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Russia State Media Says Putin Could Turn USA to ‘radioactive ash’

Russian state television’s leading anchor said last Sunday that Russia could effectively turn the United States to radioactive ash. The incendiary comment comes as tension between the United States and Russia are at an all time high for recent years, amidst the outcome of the Crimean referendum. Since his comments were made, we now know […]