Three NY teachers on leave after displaying noose images in the classroom

Blog   |   February 14, 2019

NBC News — Three teachers at a Long Island middle school are on paid administrative leave for displaying a collage in the classroom that included an image of two nooses labeled “back to school necklaces.” According to data from New York State … Continue reading

California police shower bullets on rapper sleeping in car

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NBC News — Witnesses say police fired at least 20 rounds at 20-year-old Willie McCoy in a Taco Bell parking lot Saturday night. Though it is unclear how many bullets struck him, McCoy (whose stage name is Willie Bo) was pronounced dead … Continue reading

Gucci sweater resembling racist blackface, $890

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NBC News — In recent years, clothing brands around the globe have been caught in the public’s moral crosshairs following accusations of using racist imagery in marketing. Fashion powerhouse Gucci is in the hot seat this week after they released an … Continue reading

⚖️ #ThrowbackThursday ⚖️

Blog   |   February 7, 2019

Cathay Williams (1842-c.1893)     Cathay Williams was the first African-American woman to enlist in the United States Army. Williams was born into slavery and was an army cook before enlisting in 1866. Williams was sworn in under the pseudonym … Continue reading