CNN: A High School swimmer won a race, but was immediately disqualified. Not because she started early. But because the referee deemed her swimsuit to be too revealing. Brecklynn Willis was competing Friday at a meet in Achorage Alaska. The state champion won her race only to be stripped of the victory once out of … Continue reading Teen swimmer disqualified for fit of school-issued swimsuit — WPMT FOX43
Recently, I heard a scholar refer to white republicans as white nationalists and referred to white democrats as white supremacists. Since he didn’t categorize white independents, are they the apologists for white privilege? Just saying. As I thought about the scholar’s references to whites, I thought about the level of disdain white republicans/conservatives and white … Continue reading Opinion: Which Whites Are White Supremacists and Which Are White Nationalists
Police say three Mississippi men used racial slurs as they attacked a man in a parking garage in Memphis, Tennessee. Court documents show Christopher Elder, Joshua Matheny and Michael Matheny have been charged with civil rights intimidation and attempted robbery. An affidavit says a man was walking into a parking garage Sept. 2 in downtown … Continue reading Police Say White Mississippi Men Used Racial Slurs in Parking Garage Attack — BCNN1 WP
A jury has awarded $11.4 million to a black couple who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Corrections. Attorney Jon Marko says Lisa Griffey was a probation officer who was racially harassed by white co-workers. She says they called her “mammy” and the “black one.” Marko says her husband, Cedric Griffey, who … Continue reading Jury Awards $11.4M in Racial Bias Case Against Michigan Department of Corrections — BCNN1 WP
Parents in Oakland, California say they’re concerned and a little bit uneasy after a rope resembling a noose was discovered outside a local elementary school on Friday — the second in just three weeks. According to ABC 7, the latest rope was found hanging from the fence of a batting cage on the side of … Continue reading Parents ‘On Edge’ After Apparent Noose Found Outside California Elementary School — Atlanta Black Star
A white Mississippi man received an 11-year prison sentence Tuesday for his part in burning a cross near the home of an African American family. Louie Bernard Revette, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett in Hattiesburg, the Justice Department said. Revette pleaded guilty in April to one count each of interference with … Continue reading Mississippi Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Burning Cross Near Black Family’s Home — BCNN1 WP
The hidden costs of gentrification (even though it is in broad daylight).
A black-owned funeral parlor in Washington, D.C., was handling up to 140 funerals per year during its peak from the 1950s through the 1980s.
The Washington Post reports the Hall Brothers Funeral Home only handled four funerals last year, the number driven low by clientele who either died or were driven out by gentrification. The parlor’s owner, 77-year-old Richard Ables, says of the neighborhood: “If we saw a white person, we’d ask, ‘What are you doing here?’ Now it’s the opposite.”
Ables sold the property housing the dying business Wednesday, nearly 80 years after it was founded by his uncles. The newspaper notes the parlor was the last of its kind along its corridor, which is now home to an increasing number of young, white professionals.
Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com