LeVar Burton

‘Reading Rainbow’ owner sues LeVar Burton

For many of us, LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow are one in the same. The familiar face hosted the PBS staple from 1983 to 2006 and introduced generations of children to stories they’d carry into adulthood. Today, he’s continuing that legacy with a podcast entitled LeVar Burton Reads.

While the effort is definitely commendable, it doesn’t come without its own headaches. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the broadcast network that owns the rights to Reading Rainbow filed a lawsuit against Burton for using intellectual property connected to the series on his podcast. 

Parents of Gabriel Taye, child who died by suicide after bullying, sue school district

**Trigger warning: this article makes mention of death by suicide**

Gabriel Taye, 8, hanged himself in his home after being bullied by students. His parents are now suing the Cincinnati school district for not acting on the bullying that led to his suicide.

Security footage shows Gabriel falling unconscious in a school bathroom after talking to another student. The footage goes on to show other students inspecting him before adults came to the scene to check on him.

Chicago sues federal government for targeting sanctuary cities

Many of the Trump administration’s values directly contradict those of the country’s largest cities. While Trump is strongly against the immigration of undocumented citizens, cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles and even Atlanta have taken on the approach of being “welcoming” to them. This separation has now led to legal action.

Chicago has become the first city to file a lawsuit against the federal government over what it feels is unfair punishment for being a “sanctuary city” where all citizens, including the undocumented, can feel safer.

Lawsuit claims Howard University mishandled multiple instances of rape and sexual assault

A new lawsuit is offering a glimpse into how Howard University mishandled multiple instances of rape and sexual assault on its Washington D.C. campus. The lawsuit claims that five current and former female students reported being victims of rape and sexual assault only for school officials to move slowly, if at all, reports Fox 5.

Ann Coulter

UC Berkeley Students Sue Campus Over Cancelled Ann Coulter Speech

Two conservative, student-led organizations at the University of California – Berkeley have sued the school after it cancelled Ann Coulter’s speaking engagement. The Young America’s Foundation and Berkeley College Republicans allege that UC Berkeley cancelled the event because of Coulter’s reputation as a conservative, Trump-supporting media personality, according to The Daily Beast.

Two Black Women Sue FOX News For Racial Discrimination

Two Black women are filing a lawsuit against their FOX News for “top-down racial harassment.” [Water is also wet].

Tichaona Brown, a payroll manager, and Tabrese Wright, a payroll coordinator, are suing Judith Slater, the company’s longtime comptroller who was fired just last week, Fox News, and 21st Century Fox, according to The New York Daily News.

Diddy’s Revolt TV Sued For Firing Old White Men

Douglas Goodstein and four other Caucasian producers are firing back at Sean “Diddy” Combs and his company Revolt TV because they feel they were treated unfairly and fired because they were white. And over 39 years old.

The team of producers filed a Manhattan Supreme Court suit and claim that they were regularly treated “worse than other employees who were younger and African-American,” according to Page Six.