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- Fox News
Chicago museum fires all of it's mostly White female, financially well-off docents for lack of diversity
The Art Institute of Chicago fired all of its trained volunteers and guides last month, who were mostly older White women, in order to diversify its team.
- Business Insider
Walgreens cited shoplifting as rationale for closing 5 stores in San Francisco, but local officials, data, and experts cast doubt on that explanation
Police data obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle found the closing stores had on average less than two shoplifting reports per month since 2018.
- Associated Press
A woman was raped by a stranger on a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia in the presence of other riders who a police official said “should have done something." Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt of the Upper Darby Police Department said officers were called to the 69th Street terminal around 10 p.m. Wednesday after the assault on the westbound train on the Market-Frankford Line. An employee of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority who was in the vicinity as the train went past called police to report that “something wasn't right" with a woman aboard the train, Bernhardt said.
Former officer and NASA exec found guilty of murdering neighbor after years of disputes over loud music and dog poop
After Michael Hetle fired a seventh and final shot into Javon Prather's body, he turned to Prather's wife and asked, "You want it too?"
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via TwitterThe audience at a meeting last month of the Ankeny, Iowa, school board exploded over the prospect of the board reinstating a mask mandate, with parents shouting at board members who supported the mask rule.“We know where you live!” one parent yelled at the school board members. “We’re going to stalk you!”The scene, which ended with the board voting to reimpose the mask rule, looked like so many other school board meetings across the count
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos Courtesy of Connie Chavis/ Cecil ArdWhen Connie Chavis and her 5-year-old daughter picked out clothes for kindergarten on a cold January morning back in 1998, they took great care to choose bright colors: lots of green, splashes of pink.The outfit was as peppy and upbeat as little Brittany Locklear herself.Neither of them could have guessed, as the kindergartener pulled on each leg of her green overalls, that within a few short hours those same over
A California man who twice broke into his dad's former home was fatally shot by the new owners, authorities say
The intruder was shot and killed after he broke into the home for a second time hours after he was released from jail for the first break-in.
- The Conversation
How Sarah Baartman's hips went from a symbol of exploitation to a source of empowerment for Black women
Sarah Baartman was an international sensation of objectification. British LibraryIn “BLACK EFFECT,” a track from Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s 2018 collaborative album “EVERYTHING IS LOVE,” Beyoncé describes a quintessential Black female form: Stunt with your curls, your lips, Sarah Baartman hips Gotta hop into my jeans like I hop into my whip, yeah The celebration of Sarah Baartman’s features marks a departure from her historical image. Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman was an African woman who, in the early 180
A Tennessee judge created and used policies - and a non-existent law - to jail children, investigation finds
"I'm very harsh. I like to think I'm fair, but I'm tough," the judge, who touted her record as a disciplinarian, said in a 2015 interview.
A black woman was missing for 12 days before she was found dead inside a parked police van in Alabama
Police said Christina Nance climbed into the van parked at police headquarters on September 25 and believe no foul play was involved in her death.
- The Telegraph
A farmer has been jailed after more than 200 animals were freed from vile conditions in what has been described as the “UK’s biggest rescue mission”.
Canada woman Ruth Hamilton narrowly missed getting hit by a meteorite that crashed through her roof and landed between her pillows.
The life of a Black trans man was taken on Monday morning after a deadly shooting in Mississippi, according to […] The post Mississippi trans man succumbs to gunshot wounds after driving himself to hospital appeared first on TheGrio.
- Associated Press
Investigators believe a 1,200-foot (366-meter) cargo ship dragging anchor in rough seas caught an underwater oil pipeline and pulled it across the seafloor, months before a leak from the line fouled the Southern California coastline with crude. A team of federal investigators trying to chase down the cause of the spill boarded the Panama-registered MSC DANIT just hours after the massive ship arrived this weekend off the Port of Long Beach, the same area where the leak was discovered in early October. During a prior visit by the ship during a heavy storm in January, investigators believe its anchor dragged for an unknown distance before striking the 16-inch (40-centimeter) steel pipe, Coast Guard Lt. j.g.
- USA TODAY
The Christchurch city council is ending its contract with the official Wizard of New Zealand, who had made about $260,000 over more than two decades.
- Associated Press
Police have charged a convicted murderer who was released from prison last year with the slaying of a South Florida woman whose body was found in a canal after being missing for three weeks. Eric Pierson, 54, was charged Saturday with first-degree murder for the slaying of Erika Verdecia, 33, hours after her body was found Saturday near Fort Lauderdale. Pierson had been released from prison in September 2020 after serving 27 years of a 40-year sentence for the 1993 beating and strangulation murder of 17-year-old Kristina Whitaker, whose death helped galvanize a push for longer prison sentences.
Extreme misogynist incels are pledging support for Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's missing boyfriend and person of interest in her murder
The so-called manosphere supports Brain Laundrie, the boyfriend of Gabby Petito, who is a person of interest in her death.
A Proud Gay Oompa Loompa (Bowen Yang) stops by Weekend Update to discuss Timothée Chalamet’s role as Willy Wonka.
- Country Living
Our editor picks for the best gifts for mom, grandma, daughter, and friends. Here are the best presents for 2021.
- Atlanta Black Star
‘Absolutely Offensive’: Parents Demand District Accountability When Texas Teacher Who Used the N-Word, Questioned Lack of ‘White History Month’ Is Allowed to Resign
A Texas community is demanding accountability after a recorded classroom discussion exposed a white teacher of saying the N-word and making other racial remarks. The […]