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Girl Hands First Lady Michelle Obama Her Father’s Résumé (VIDEO)

Girl Hands First Lady Michelle Obama Her Father’s Résumé (VIDEO)

Source: David Jackson / USA Today Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day at the White House on Thursday generated an emotional moment that touched on the nation’s still-sluggish jobs picture. During a ceremony in the East Room, a little girl told first lady Michelle Obama: “My dad’s been out of a job for three years […]

Judge: Talking Dirty Not Reason Enough To Lose Job

Judge: Talking Dirty Not Reason Enough To Lose Job

Source: Clark Kauffman / The Des Moines Register / USA Today DES MOINES, Iowa — Can an Iowa businessman who sells “Wake The F Up” coffee fire an employee for having a sexually explicit conversation at work? Not without fair warning, an Iowa judge has ruled. Wellma “Tootie” Shafer of Seymour was terminated in January from the Last […]

Cliven Bundy, Conservative Folk Hero, Says Blacks May Have Been ‘Better Off As Slaves’

Cliven Bundy, Conservative Folk Hero, Says Blacks May Have Been ‘Better Off As Slaves’

Source: Carrie Dann, NBC News / theGrio Offering words of encouragement for a rancher leading an armed standoff against federal rangers turns out to be not so great of a political move—especially when the rancher in question muses publicly about the benefits of slavery.

WTH?! KKK Forms Neighborhood Watch Group In Pennsylvania

WTH?! KKK Forms Neighborhood Watch Group In Pennsylvania

Source:  Emily Thomas / The Huffington Post In response to a string of recent break-ins, the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan has given a local Pennsylvania chapter the go-ahead to form a neighborhood watch group. “You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!” read fliers promoting the neighborhood watch group in Fairview Township. The leaflets […]

NABJ President Urges Media Companies To Recruit Minorities

NABJ President Urges Media Companies To Recruit Minorities

Source: Olivia Owens / AJR.com On March 14 the board of directors of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) wrote an open letter to media startups inviting companies to partner with NABJ to solve the lack of diversity in newsrooms. American Journalism Review recently spoke with Bob Butler, president of NABJ, to discuss the letter and ask […]

The NYPD Figured Out The Perfect Way To Publicize Its Own Worst Moments On Twitter

The NYPD Figured Out The Perfect Way To Publicize Its Own Worst Moments On Twitter

Source: Roberto A. Ferdman / Quartz The New York Police Department just got a, shall we say, brutal lesson in social media. A little before 3pm New York time Tuesday afternoon, the NYPD tweeted out a seemingly innocuous three sentences,  asking people to share photos taken with NYPD members and include the hashtag #myNYPD. The good news is that […]

‘You’re Dead,’ Minn. Man Said After Shooting Teen Intruder

‘You’re Dead,’ Minn. Man Said After Shooting Teen Intruder

Source:  Gio Benitez / ABC News Jurors at the murder trial of a Minnesota homeowner who fatally shot two teenagers in his home heard recordings of the man apparently telling one teen, “You’re dead,” and then screams from the second teen amid another barrage of gunfire. The jurors heard the dramatic audio recordings Tuesday involving the […]

Sonia Sotomayor Delivers Blistering Dissent Against Affirmative Action Ban

Sonia Sotomayor Delivers Blistering Dissent Against Affirmative Action Ban

Source: Chris Gentilviso / The Huffington Post The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action Tuesday, but not without a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Sotomayor said the decision infringed upon groups’ rights by allowing Michigan voters to change “the basic rules of the political process … in a manner that uniquely disadvantaged racial minorities.” “In my colleagues’ […]

Philadelphia Prep School Grads Busted For Allegedly Running Drug Ring

Philadelphia Prep School Grads Busted For Allegedly Running Drug Ring

Source: CBS News Two former students of a prestigious prep school outside Philadelphia were hauled away in handcuffs Monday, accused of masterminding an elaborate drug ring that catered to affluent students in Philadelphia’s suburbs known as the “The Main Line.” Neil Scott, 25, and Timothy Brooks, 18, graduates of Haverford School, where tuition costs nearly […]

Justices Approve State Bans On Affirmative Action

Justices Approve State Bans On Affirmative Action

Source: Richard Wolf / USA Today WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt another blow to affirmative action programs Tuesday, upholding the right of states to ban racial preferences in university admissions. The 6-2 decision came in a case brought by Michigan, where a voter-approved initiative banning affirmative action had been tied up in court for a decade. […]

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