When Renetia Smith’s bus full of 20 kids caught on fire, she did not hesitate before taking charge. Within seconds, her seatbelt was off, the bus door was open and she was getting kids off of the bus as quickly as possible. But even then, she took the time to check the bus one last time and make sure the it was empty, although it was being taken over by flames, according to NBC Washington.
Homelessness plagues people in localities across nearly the entire world. While it’s nothing new, those that study it are growing concerned because it seems to be changing for the worse over time.
The Washington Post reports that there are now more homeless children and parents in Washington D.C. than single adults, which changes what many considered to be the face of homelessness.
Last week, news emerged about a children’s book that romanticized the story of Hercules, the slave and chef of the nation’s first president, George Washington. The book gave an account of slavery which suggested that enslaved African and Black folks were “happy” and honored to serve Washington. Now, Scholastic, the book’s publisher, has chosen to cease sales of the problematic book. But, they issued an even more problematic response from the editor beforehand.
The Mississippi branch of the NAACP has stepped in after school officials ignored the fact that a white bus drive called some black passengers the n-word.
Parents in Moss Point-Jackson County accused the bus driver of saying the slur to a couple of students when they weren’t sitting down in their seats.
A Texas mother of four says she was mistakenly pulled over and handcuffed at gunpoint by police as her children watched from the car.
Forney Police say they were responding to a report of a driver waving a gun out of a window and thought the woman’s car was the one they were looking for.
According to a study published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, black and Hispanic children have about a 50 percent chance of developing diabetes over the course of their lifetimes.
Americans overall have a 40 percent chance of developing the disease.
A 23-year-old Jacksonville woman is charged with five counts of child neglect after police said she left five children in a vehicle in 92-degree heat Wednesday.
Betty Brunson’s relationship with the children is unclear, but she was getting a job application form at a business at the time of her arrest.
Debra Harrell, the South Carolina woman who was arrested for allowing her daughter to play in a park while she worked, has been fired from her job.
Harrell, who cannot afford childcare, was working at McDonald’s when she was arrested. The company has not issued a statement regarding her firing.
According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress, children of well-educated black parents have a greater chance of experiencing academic and professional success in the long-run.
An award-winning music producer took to YouTube to express his feelings about the changes that have occurred in music on the radio.
Producer/songwriter Carvin Haggins says that today’s music is “disrespectful”, “degrading” and that it tears “our children down.”