Study: if you’re black, reviewers will find more errors in your writing



A new study released by Nextions consulting firm reveals a startling fact. If you’re black, chances of reviewers taking time to find errors in your writing are greater than those if you’re white.

When reviewers were told the author of a legal brief was black, they consistently rated identical pieces lower in quality and identified more spelling, grammar, factual or analytical errors. 

Petition calls for closer look into firing of black teachers


Penny Pritzker

Over 6,000 teachers lost their jobs due to restructuring within the Chicago Public School system. Now, a group of black teachers is calling for an investigation into the practice, claiming that thousands of African American educators are unfairly targeted. 

A petition, created by Rosita Chatonda of Chicago, states that similar trends are happening in almost every large urban major school district highly populated by African American teachers, and list cities like New Orleans, Detroit and Philadelphia as examples.

Lawsuit: police shot unarmed man in back

An off-duty San Antonio police officer shot an unarmed black man to death as he walked away from a restaurant drive-through.

In court, parents of Marquis Jones, 23, sued the city, Officer Robert Encina, Quinonez Foodservice, Chacho’s 8614 Perrin Beitel Ltd. and John Burke, president of Quinonez and Chacho’s. 

After defending President Obama, baseball legend receives hate mail


A week after baseball legend Hank Aaron’s comparison of Obama’s GOP critics to the Ku Klux Klan, the Hall of Famer is now receiving hate mail. 

During an interview with USA Today, the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves told the publication: “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated. We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go in the country. The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”

It was those remarks that caused a wave of hate mail to the Braves headquarters.