Second Graders Spend Recess Protesting Ferguson. Are They Too Young?

The 20-odd people chanting “Honk if you want justice,” on a New Bedford, Massachusetts sidewalk Dec. 12 got a lot of attention. They were second graders, rallying against police for the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. While the rest of their class enjoyed 11:30 recess that morning, these 7 and 8-year-old protesters […]

TV station: 5 dead in shootings near Philadelphia

SOUDERTON, Pa. (AP) — Police on Monday surrounded a home outside Philadelphia where they believe a suspect had barricaded himself after shootings at multiple homes. The man was suspected of killing five people Monday morning at three different homes, police told WPVI-TV (http://6abc.cm/1uNlj4A ). They say the man was suspected of killing a woman in […]

London Airspace Restricted by Air Traffic Control ‘Technical Problem’

LONDON — Airspace over London was restricted following a computer failure on Friday that triggered chaos at the British capital’s five airports. A Heathrow Airport spokesman said that “a technical problem” was to blame and that flights were “experiencing delays.” NATS, which provides air-traffic control services in the U.K., clarified an earlier statement by European […]

Photographing TIME’s Person of the Year in Africa, Europe and the U.S.

“To have an African doctor, who grew up in a shantytown in probably one of the most disadvantaged countries in the world, on the cover of TIME magazine’s Person of the Year is the right thing to do,” says Jackie Nickerson, the fine-art photographer who shot the cover of TIME’s Person of the Year. This […]

Leaked Sony Emails Reveal Jokes About Obama and Race

In the latest of embarrassing emails to leak online from Sony this week, studio co-chairman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin riff on what President Barack Obama’s favorite movies could be, focusing mostly on films starring and by African Americans. According to Buzzfeed, Pascal asked Rudin for advice before going to an Obama fundraiser hosted by DreamWorks […]

Article: U.S. birthrate hit new low in 2013 as women delayed having kids

U.S. birthrate hit new low in 2013 as women delayed having kids Newborns Babies born in the waning days of 2013 are wrapped in Christmas stockings at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. A new report from the CDC says the U.S. birthrate hit a new low last year. (Christina House / For The Times) By […]

The Day After the Verdict, Round 2: Yup, Still a Joke

Originally posted on my name is elizabeth:
Maybe this time, I thought before yesterday’s grand jury decision was announced. Because Daniel Pantoleo, the police officer who choked Eric Garner to death on July 17, has a history of alleged race-related misconduct. Maybe this time. Because the NYPD forbids its members from using chokeholds — a rule that went into effect 21…