UC Berkeley Students Hold Teach-In for Racist Professor
At UC Berkeley, a tenured mental health policy professor named Steven Segal has found himself in a bit of trouble, thanks to his conflation of black-on-black crime with the Black Lives Matter movement, and his eagerness to blame victims of oppression for their oppression—which is probably easy when you're not oppressed yourself. (Segal is white. Perhaps he listens to the part of Kendrick Lamar's "Blacker the Berry" that I choose to ignore?
Anger and Grief after Police Kill Unarmed Teen in Madison, Wisconsin
A memorial has been set up to honor Tony Robinson, an unarmed black teen who died Friday after an alleged altercation with veteran police officer Matt Kenny. Hundreds responded to his death Sunday night with a peaceful prayer vigil. Unlike Ferguson, Missouri, where violent protests and looting carried on for weeks, Madison appears so far to be coping with the tragedy its own way.
Parents' Racism Keeps Little Girl from Birthday Party
A young girl wrote her friend a letter explaining she couldn’t go to her birthday party because she’s black. The children are students at Highland Oaks Elementary, but as disappointing as the note is, civil rights activist Lasimba Gray said hopefully this turns into a teaching experience.
Judge Won’t Release Grand Jury Testimony from Eric Garner Case
Testimony heard by a grand jury that declined to indict a police officer in the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner will not be released, a judge said Thursday, arguing there wasn’t a good enough reason to make the secret information public.
Abandon all hope, ye who happen to park anywhere near geometrically challenged-motorist Eleanor Holmes Norton. An HOH tipster watched in horror Wednesday as the 77-year-old D.C. delegate awkwardly forced her way into a wide-open spot in the carefully controlled corridor of New Jersey Avenue Northeast sandwiched between the Longworth and Cannon House Office buildings.
Cincinnati Planning Funeral for Fallen Firefighter Daryl Gordon
It’s anticipated thousands will pay tribute to Fire Apparatus Operator Daryl Gordon, who died last week after falling down an elevator shaft during a rescue at the King Towers apartments in Madisonville.