VIDEO: Texas Cops Caught on Tape Using Excessive Force Against Teenager

Two Hurst, Texas cops are under investigation after being caught on tape using excessive force against a teenager.

17 year-old Andrew Rodriguez and his friend were stopped by an officer for “looking suspicious.” Soon, Rodriguez was being placed under arrest for a trespassing warrant.

The officer tackled him to the ground after he allegedly refused to get off his cell phone (he was calling his mother). Rodriguez began to squirm, complaining that he couldn’t breathe.

Suddenly, another officer comes out of nowhere and elbows him in the back of the head.

Florida Board of Education to Set Lower Standards for Black Students

Last month, the State Board of Education in Florida approved a new set of student achievement guidelines that sets lower standards for Black youth.

Rather than closing the achievement gaps between students of different races, the guidelines simply accept them.

The Dept. of Ed. claims the guidelines acknowledge that “not everyone begins their education equipped with the same set of tools.”

But does that mean we should set lower expectations for our young people?

Mitt Romney: Obama Won Because He Gave ‘Big Gifts’ To Blacks, Hispanics, Young Voters, and Women

In a call to donors yesterday, Mitt Romney claimed that the reason he lost the election is because President Obama promised “big gifts” to blacks, Hispanics, young voters, and sexually-active women.

In contrast, he claims that his campaign focused on “big issues for the whole country.”

Regarding these gifts, Romney referred specifically to Obamacare (for blacks and Hispanics), the DREAM act (for Hispanics), the partial forgiveness of college loans (for young voters), and free contraception (for women).

In other news, Romney is super sad that he lost.

Police Brutality Case Lifts Veil on Chicago Police ‘Code of Silence’

A clear and blatant case of police brutality from 2007 has resulted in a $850,000 settlement for the victim, and has once again lifted the veil on the shady, corrupt tactics utilized by the CPD to protect their own.

In 2007, Officer Anthony Abbate was caught on tape brutally assaulting female bartender Karolina Obrycka.

In the wake of the incident, Abbate and his fellow officers  threatened Obrycka and her friends over the release of the tape, and made every attempt to silence anyone who tried to speak out or report on the incident.

Charter Schools Growing Rapidly Nationwide; But At What Price?

Charter Schools are currently the most rapidly growing sector of public education in America.

According to a recent report, enrollment rose by 200,000 students during the 2011-2012 school year.

And while many – including our friends in Congress – are big fans of charter schools, others say they’ve moved away from their intitial mission, and do not outperform traditional public schools.

University of Mississippi Students Riot After Obama Victory

Just in case anyone had the nerve to suggest that the re-election of President Obama meant 4 more years of post-racial bliss, some University of Mississippi students want to let you know otherwise.

Last night, some disgruntled students took to the campus streets after not enough states turned.

The angry protesters made it very clear that they weren’t happy with the re-election of a black president.

What Do You Want To See Accomplished In Obama’s Second Term?

To the relief of many, President Obama defeated challenger, Governor Mitt Romney last night.

With 303 electoral votes and 50% of the popular vote, President Obama won four more years in office.

Although the Republicans maintain an advantage in the House, the Democrats hold a majority in the Senate.

So the question becomes: What will Obama accomplish in his final term?