NFL fans are preparing for what appears to be their first season without one of the sport’s most charming, yet least talkative players. Marshawn Lynch announced his retirement in as cryptic a fashion as he lived his life and now appears to be enjoying his retirement.
A chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has been passing out anti-transgender fliers throughout Alabama and Mississippi with hopes of recruiting new members. The Loyal White Knights KKK chapter that’s taking credit for the fliers is located in North Carolina, where the national debate over transgender people using bathrooms designated for the gender they identify with has come to a head.
Grand Dragon Robert Jones told Huffington Post that the chapter has already gotten five members from Dothan, AL, where residents first saw the fliers and contacted authorities.
Apparently, stealing a 65-cent carton of milk comes with a very hefty price even for school children.
A Virginia middle school student was accused of doing just that and has been suspended after being handcuffed, searched for drugs, charged with larceny and ordered to appear in juvenile court.
Possibly the worst thing about the entire altercation is that Shamise Turk told WTVR that her son Ryan is already on the school’s lunch program and the milk he was accused of stealing was actually included and his for the taking.
Monday saw another disappointment for many in the Black community, as a police officer who involved in the murder of Freddie Gray, the black man who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury while in police custody, was acquitted on four charges. This brought up questions about whether or not any of the six police officers who were charged would be convicted in connection with Gray’s death.
There’s a new movie on the horizon that is putting a spotlight on activism in the best kind of nontraditional way.
After the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement, multiple attempts at creating contrary movements followed. Among them was “Blue Lives Matter,” a phrase used by supporters of police officers who feel that they’re often mistreated and go unappreciated for the services they provide.
In an attempt to further protect police officers from attacks – which are now being deemed as hate crimes – the state of Louisiana is on the verge of passing what’s being called the “Blue Lives Matter Bill,” officially known as HB953, which was State Rep. Lance Harris, according to CNN. It was reportedly inspired after Darren Goforth, a Texas sheriff’s deputy, was shot and killed while last August while in uniform.
As society moves forward, terms that were considered appropriate and politically correct grow obsolete. That’s simply a sign of the advancement of culture. While laws made today will most likely reflect contemporary cultural thought, the same can’t be said for the laws of old.
To make sure that laws that were ratified years ago are still applicable and aren’t offensive to any involved parties, President Obama has signed a bill to strike out a list of outdated terms such as “Negro,” “Oriental,” “American Indian” and Eskimo, according to Mediate.
Last Sunday, President Barack Obama was the commencement speaker at Rutgers University’s 250th Commencement. During his speech, he offered the graduates encouraging words of wisdom as they moved to the future, and he also talked about politics, of course.
The treatment of black women has always been disheartening, to say the least. But for the past few years, watching them lift themselves and each other up through various means has been inspiring and welcomed by many. But, it appears that these efforts to introduce self-love are only accepted by the masses until they threaten to cross a line.
Taiylar Ball, a senior at Homewoof-Floosmoor High School, just outside of Chicago, is now realizing this. After performing a poem entitled “Dear Black Girls” at the school’s talent show, Ball’s privilege to attend prom and walk in her graduation were taken away, according to JET.
Almost by definition, teenagers rebel against authority and test rules whenever possible. While they may seem upset when they’re punished, deep down they know they did something they weren’t supposed to. But what happens when they’re punished for a rule that was never enforced?
Andrew Jones was a graduating senior at Amite High School in Amite, LA. Actually, he was the valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA, according to WWLTV. Yet, he wasn’t able to walk in his graduation.