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. 

Leslie Jones promoted to featured cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live’


Saturday Night Live has promoted Leslie Jones to featured cast member.

Jones was hired as a writer after SNL producers conducted a very public search for black women to add to the cast.

Although the coveted cast position was given to Sasheer Zamata, Jones, who was also a finalist, made a splash with her appearances in the Weekend Update sketches.

Officer who fatally shot Mike Brown’s account made public for first time


Officer Darren Wilson, the man who fatally wounded an 18-year-old black teen in Ferguson, Mo., said the teen punched him, then reached for his sidearm.

The Aug. 9 shooting sparked widespread and ongoing protests in and around Ferguson, Mo. More than 250 people have been arrested on charges ranging from burglary to refusing to dispersing by police order.