New York City public schools will reopen on a part-time basis in the fall

New York City public school students will return, on a part-time basis, to classrooms this fall with in-person instruction two or three days a week, officials said Wednesday. The coronavirus pandemic forced the system of 1.1 million students to close in March. Mayor Bill de Blasio said schools will be back with safety precautions. “We’re going to move heaven and earth and be ready for September — always … Continue reading New York City public schools will reopen on a part-time basis in the fall

White Mob Allegedly ‘Lynch’ Black Man In Indiana!! (Graphic Video)

The man, Vauhxx Rish Booker, says he was assaulted, injured and threatened with a noose by a group of men on public property near the shore of Lake Monroe on Saturday the 4 of July. Here’s what he said, on Facebook: I don’t want to recount this, but I was almost the victim of an attempted lynching. I don’t want this to have happened to … Continue reading White Mob Allegedly ‘Lynch’ Black Man In Indiana!! (Graphic Video)

White woman who called police on Black bird watcher in Central Park faces false report charge

Amy Cooper, the white woman caught on video calling police to claim that a Black man was threatening her in Central Park after he asked her to leash her dog, faces a misdemeanor charge over the incident, the Manhattan district attorney announced Monday. Cooper is charged with falsely reporting an incident in the third degree, District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said in a statement. Video of her … Continue reading White woman who called police on Black bird watcher in Central Park faces false report charge

Latino taco stand workers got abuse, racial slurs — just for asking customers to wear a mask

It seemed like an idea that the taco-loving masses would get behind with no hesitation: no masks, no tacos. But even though tacos are a mainstream American obsession, being required to wear a mask in the midst of a pandemic to order from one of two Hugo’s Tacos in Los Angeles allegedly brought out the worst in some. The mask misbehavior got so out of hand, the … Continue reading Latino taco stand workers got abuse, racial slurs — just for asking customers to wear a mask

Scottsdale councilman apologizes after saying ‘I can’t breathe’ at anti-mask rally

“It was a stupid and insensitive comment that I shouldn’t have made, and I had no intention of disrespecting anybody,” Guy Phillips said. A Scottsdale City Council member who said “I can’t breathe” while wearing a face mask and addressing a crowd of protesters opposed to coronavirus rules has apologized. Councilman Guy Phillips said “I can’t breathe” twice before taking off his mask at the rally Wednesday, … Continue reading Scottsdale councilman apologizes after saying ‘I can’t breathe’ at anti-mask rally

Baltimore restaurant apologizes after video shows Black woman and son denied service

A Baltimore restaurant group apologized Monday after video surfaced of a Black woman and her 9-year-old son being denied service because of the way the boy was dressed, even though a white boy who was similarly dressed was apparently served. The mother, Marcia Grant, posted two videos and several still images of the incident to Facebook on Monday, saying that although she had faced racism, … Continue reading Baltimore restaurant apologizes after video shows Black woman and son denied service

Man shot during demonstration over conquistador statue in New Mexico

A man was shot Monday evening at a demonstration where protesters planned to topple a conquistador’s statue in Albuquerque, New Mexico, authorities said. The man, who has not been publicly identified, was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Albuquerque police said in a statement. There were no other reported injuries. “We are receiving reports about vigilante groups possibly instigating this violence,” Albuquerque Police Chief … Continue reading Man shot during demonstration over conquistador statue in New Mexico

As rage over killings of black Americans sweeps nation, DOJ has all but abandoned broad police investigations

During the Obama administration, high-profile police shootings of black men like Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Laquan McDonald in Chicago helped spark sweeping federal investigations and reforms of biased policing practices. Now, a trio of wrenching deaths has again refocused the nation’s attention on the racial prejudices ingrained in the country’s justice system. Protesters have filled the streets in recent days demanding justice for … Continue reading As rage over killings of black Americans sweeps nation, DOJ has all but abandoned broad police investigations

A white woman has apologized after calling police on a black man and saying ‘there’s an African American man threatening my life’

A white woman has apologized for calling police on a black man bird-watching in Central Park on Monday morning after the two argued about her unleashed dog. Amy Cooper told CNN she wanted to “publicly apologize to everyone.” “I’m not a racist. I did not mean to harm that man in any way,” she said, adding that she also didn’t mean any harm to the … Continue reading A white woman has apologized after calling police on a black man and saying ‘there’s an African American man threatening my life’