Missouri teacher on administrative leave for slave trade homework

Blades Elementary School Facebook page A Missouri area teacher is on administrative leave Monday after a disturbing question on a class assignment. “Set your price for a slave,” was the offensive question asked last week of fifth graders. According to a local CBS affiliate KMOV , a Mehlville School District teacher posed the question requiring…

Black Children Are Dying From Senseless Of Violence In Birmingham

Ta’Narius “TJ” Moore, Jurnee Coleman and Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney have all lost their lives to senseless acts of violence. A slew of unfortunate news has been breaking out of Birmingham and it begs the question, what is going on? In less than six months, three small children under the age of six have died from…

N.J.’s only black-owned community bank was closed by the feds. Here’s why.

City National Bank, a seven-branch bank headquartered in Newark, pictured in 2012. (Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger) City National Bank in Newark, the only black-owned bank in New Jersey, closed Nov. 1 after federal officials said it was losing money quickly due to unsafe or unsound practices. The failed bank reopened that same day as Industrial Bank,…

First person charged under Florida ‘red flag’ law found guilty

The first person to have his guns confiscated under Florida’s 2018 “red flag” law has been found guilty over his refusal to voluntarily surrender the weapons. Jerron Smith, 33, now faces up to five years in prison after a jury in Broward County rejected his argument that he did not fully understand the new law. The…

3 fired from West Virginia agency after apparent Nazi salute photo

Three people were fired and dozens more have been suspended after a photo surfaced of West Virginia correction officer trainees apparently performing a Nazi salute. The image shows more than two dozen trainees with their arms raised and faces blurred. The image was released Thursday by the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, according to The…