Substitute teacher accused of using racial slur against black students



A Chicago suburban substitute teacher is being accused of using a racial slur against a group of eighth graders.

Four 13-year-old students at Jay Stream Middle School in Carol Stream say they were in social studies class last Wednesday when the teach approached them and called them “African-American.” What she said after that allegedly brought some of the students to tears. 

Video: Spike Lee releases ‘Throw Like a Girl’ documentary in honor of Mo’ne Davis


Earlier we reported that director Spike Lee was working on a documentary about Little League World Series breakout star Mo’ne Davis.

The short documentary, Throw Like a Girl, chronicles how Mo’ne was discovered and became involved in baseball. The documentary also shows Mo’ne playing basketball, her favorite sport.


State senator arrested during protest in Ferguson



Missouri state senator Jamilah Nasheed was arrested Monday night outside of Ferguson’s police department during another series of protest following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August.

Senator Nasheed was taken into custody, but further details were not immediately available.