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Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’

<i>Laura Bush is a former first lady of the United States.</i><p>On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents. In the six weeks between April 19 and May 31, the …

Immigration

Barack Obama's Memorial Day Message Has Everyone On Twitter Saying The Same Thing

Not a day goes by without me longing for the good ole' days when Barack Obama was president. On Memorial Day, we thank and honor those who bravely …

Memorial Day

Teachers Win At The Polls; DeVos Fields Questions On The Hill

On Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos fielded questions about school safety, civil rights and for-profit colleges during a congressional hearing about her department's priorities.<p>Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., asked DeVos about problems with the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher …

Education

Why the extraordinary story of the last slave in America has finally come to light

“We stand as living monuments,” wrote the historian Len Garrison, of the black British descendants of slavery and empire. “For those who are afraid of who they must be, are but slaves in a trance.” For Garrison, the idea of the African diaspora as “living monuments” was to some extent figurative. …

Black History

Trump Suggests Kneeling N.F.L. Players Should Be Deported

The president floats a new immigration policy.<p>Last fall, <b>Donald Trump</b> had a lot on his plate. There was the devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico (which he explained to residents of the island wasn’t “a real catastrophe like Katrina”). There were his pending tax cuts. There was the ongoing Russia …

Donald Trump

Video Evidence Proves That Betsy DeVos Might Be the Dumbest Person in Trump’s Cabinet

If the fate of the world rested on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ ability to answer a question about anything from elementary-level math to what …

Education

White Wisconsin Police Officer Caught on Camera Punching Black Teen in Face

Cell phone video shot by a bystander shows how a white police officer in Wisconsin repeatedly punched a black teenager in the face. Police in …

Georgia police officer resigns after arrest of woman during a traffic stop escalates

A Georgia police officer has resigned following the arrest of a woman whose routine traffic stop escalated into a heated confrontation.<p>James H. Legg resigned from the Alpharetta Police Department on Friday night over the arrest of Rose Campbell, 65. She was stopped on May 4 after an officer …

Law Enforcement

North Carolina officer chokes, slams man at a Waffle House after prom

<b>(CNN) —</b> Anthony Wall's night started at the prom with his sister, followed by a stop at a Waffle House in Warsaw, North Carolina. While at the restaurant, he got into a heated argument with employees, who called police.<p>It's unclear what happened moments before the confrontation Saturday, but cell …

<b>12 April 1956</b>: A mob of over a hundred white men had planned to attack the singer who was performing in Birmingham, Alabama<p>BIRMINGHAM (ALA.) APRIL 11.<br>Nat “King” Cole, the Negro entertainer, to-day cancelled three appearances in the Southern United States and left for Chicago to rest after being …

United States

The 26 oddest lines from Donald Trump's totally bizarro omnibus signing announcement

<b>(CNN) —</b> After threatening a veto via Twitter on Friday morning, President Donald Trump -- flanked by several of his favorite (for now) Cabinet secretaries -- announced he had signed the $1.3 trillion budget bill that will keep the government funded and open through September.<p>Trump lambasted the …

Betsy DeVos' trainwreck interview on '60 Minutes'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> An interview with "60 Minutes" probably made a lot of sense when Education Secretary Betsy DeVos agreed to it. DeVos has a brand problem -- she is greeted by protesters almost everywhere she goes and is widely cast as an out-of-touch plutocrat. And, given that she is heading up …

Let’s Examine The Facts Of ‘Bloody Sunday’ & How It Was The Turning Point For The Civil Rights Movement

On March 7, 1965, 600 people put their lives on the line for justice as they marched from Selma, Alabama, to the capital city of Montgomery only to …

Black History

Trump puts public school safety and trauma counseling funding on the chopping block

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says school safety is a priority, but budget proposals tell a different story.<p>With school mass shootings on the rise …

Mental Health

6 reasons Betsy DeVos is extremely the worst, in case you forgot why she makes you angry

When Donald Trump won the election in 2016, our first thought (once we were able to stop spewing expletives) was that the country was in some major …

The 2 Greatest Martin Luther King Jr. Speeches You've Never Heard | Inc.com

Ask ten people to name a Martin Luther King Jr. speech and nine will likely respond, "I Have a Dream."<p>And rightly so -- King's iconic 1963 speech at the Lincoln Memorial urged America to "make real the promises of democracy," captured both the need for change and the potential for hope in American …

Black History

The Other Terrifying Lesson of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Historians have focused on how John F. Kennedy’s wisdom narrowly averted a nuclear catastrophe. They’ve paid less attention to how little we knew about the Soviets’ true intentions.<p>If you add two cliches together, can the sum be something more than a cliche? Could it actually be alarmingly …

North Korea

Chicago board finds policeman's fatal shooting of two not justified: newspapers

(Reuters) - A Chicago city oversight board has found that a policeman was unjustified in fatally shooting a 19-year-old college student and a 55-year-old grandmother about two years ago, newspapers reported on Thursday.<p>The Civilian Office of Police Accountability said no evidence supported the …

The Significance of Betsy DeVos's Speech in Baltimore

The education secretary, who’s been accused of wanting to privatize public education, gave a university commencement speech in a city whose district schools are struggling to stay afloat.<p>Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was ushered off stage at the University of Baltimore’s fall commencement Monday …

New Britain Chief: Five Officers Fired Their Guns In Fatal Police Shooting

Five New Britain police officers fired at a vehicle suspected of being involved in a series of violent carjackings and robberies, killing the …

Latest Student Loan Debacle Is Ultimate Example of Trump's Campaign Con

Last October, just about a week after the release of the infamous <i>Access Hollywood</i> "pussy" tape, Donald Trump gave a surprising speech in Columbus, …

Mesa Police shooting: Daniel Shaver seen crawling, begging in disturbing video

<b>MESA --</b> Police in Mesa, Arizona released disturbing body camera video on Thursday hours after a former officer was acquitted of a murder charge in …

Police Shootings

News Daily: Brexit deal reached after May's Brussels dash

<b>Hello. Here's your morning briefing:</b><p>Brexit: Deal agreed between UK and EU<p>European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says "sufficient progress" has been made in EU-UK talks to begin the next stage of Brexit negotiations. Theresa May dashed to Brussels on Friday morning following talks …

Voucher Schools Championed By Betsy DeVos Can Teach Whatever They Want. Turns Out They Teach Lies.

These schools teach creationism, racism and sexism. They’re also taking your tax dollars.<p>PORTLAND, Ore. ― It was late morning in an artsy cafe, the smell of coffee and baked goods sweetening the air, and Ashley Bishop sat at a table, recalling a time when she was taught that most of secular …

The resegregation of America

On Sept. 23, 1957, thousands of segregationists blocked nine young black students from enrolling in Little Rock Central High School, an all-white institution in the Arkansas capital. Gov. Orval Faubus ignited a nationwide crisis when he defied the Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 decision on …

Why You Should Be Outraged About the Latest GOP Tax Plan—Which Would Repeal Obamacare’s Mandate

The latest Republican tax plan is poised to make its way through Congress before Christmas, and its potential effects are so devastating on the U.S. economy as to inspire headlines like this: “It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life” (the <i>The New York Times</i>), “Deeply Unpopular …

Republicans

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"People cry not because they are weak... because they've been strong for too long."<p>(I forget who that one's from... Michael Caine I think, but I'm …