Culture and History

Another HBCU in Jeopardy: South Carolina State University May Close
By February 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Another HBCU in Jeopardy: South Carolina State University May Close

Another HBCU in Jeopardy: South Carolina State University May Close A panel of The South Carolina House of Representatives’ Ways and Higher Education Means Committee submitted a proposal to suspend  operations at South Carolina State University (SCSU) for some two years (from July, 2015 to the of Fall, 2017).  The panel’s proposal recommended that the […]

New Report Shows Bias Blocks Black Girls Success
By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

New Report Shows Bias Blocks Black Girls Success

Race and gender disparities in opportunity and academic achievement lead to high dropout rates, limited job opportunities, and increased risk of poverty     (Washington, D.C.)  A comprehensive report released today by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) reveals that African American girls are faring worse […]

Syracuse Soccer Player Makes Racist and Homophobic Rant (Warning: Explicit VIDEO)
By September 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Syracuse Soccer Player Makes Racist and Homophobic Rant (Warning: Explicit VIDEO)

Hanna Strong, a senior women’s soccer player at Syracuse University, is the subject of a discrimination investigation after her homophobic and racist rant was caught on camera. Strong’s hateful remarks were recorded on video and shared to Instagram. The undated video shows Strong yelling at a black man who is walking away from her with […]

Berkeley Mandates Free Marijuana For The Poor
By September 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Berkeley Mandates Free Marijuana For The Poor

At first glance, a new law out in Berkely, California seems utterly ridiculous. Starting next August, low-income Berkeley residents will have the ability to get free, high quality medical marijuana from city dispensaries. And while conservative and liberal leaning groups have both argued it’s a bad idea, it passed unanimously in the Berkely City Council. […]

Woman in India Forced to Marry a Dog
By September 4, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Woman in India Forced to Marry a Dog

My I have your paw in marriage? This may be a strange question to ask, but a woman in India is now the paw-fully wedded wife of a dog. It sounds absurd, but it’s true. In a distant section of India, Mangli Munda married a stray dog. Her family made her do so because a local […]