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Getting Real About High School Graduation for Black and Brown Students
August 16, 2018
Even as overall graduation rates improve, Black and Hispanic students continue to lag behind that curve. Graduation rates for African American students are 76.4 percentage points—8 percentage points behind the national average—and Latino students are at 79.3 percent. Native American students fare even worse at just 72 percent graduation. Meanwhile, White and Asian students are anywhere from four to six points higher than the national average. ... read more »
Museum to Honor Green Bay Packers’ First Black Players
August 16, 2018
Neville Public Museum executive director Beth Lemke says adding the exhibit called "Delay of Game'' will help visitors "discover how the experiences, challenges, and contributions of African-American players have changed this community.'' ... read more »
When Children are Forced to Protect Themselves 2018 Vote for Your Lives
April 19, 2018
The assaults on the 16 students and one school staff member represent the fifth school shooting in 2018. It also marks the 187th school shooting since April 20, 1999; 18 years ago, at 11:19 a.m. when 13 people were killed and 20 were injured in a similar attack. While the latest shootings garnered outrage across the globe, young people in African American communities were reminded of the everyday gun violence that riddles homes and doorsteps in poor communities on a daily basis with little or no fanfare. ... read more »
Lakers Sign Nigel Hayes
January 19, 2018
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Nigel Hayes to a 10-day contract, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka. ... read more »
Melvin Gordon Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week
October 14, 2017
Gordon accounted for 163 yards from scrimmage and added two scores to help lead the Chargers to their first victory of 2017. ... read more »
2017 NCAA tourney in books, no classic title game this time
April 8, 2017
North Carolina's 71-65 victory over Gonzaga in front of more than 76,000 fans ended the three-week tournament, one that provided thrills just as it always does. ... read more »
Trump Won the Election, but White Supremacy Won’t Win Forever
November 16, 2016
Part of the ugly reality is the realization that too many of our fellow citizens have embraced a racially divisive candidate whose rhetoric has unleashed hateful speech and attitudes. ... read more »
Wisconsin officer facing felony charge from March shooting
October 26, 2016
An expert retained by prosecutors found that Kraemer's use of deadly force wasn't consistent with generally accepted use of force standards ... read more »
Jidenna talks snagging a Grammy nod and finishing his album
February 12, 2016
If ever you've laid eyes on Jidenna - the nattily dressed singer and emcee behind the Grammy-nominated anthem "Classic Man" - then certainly you remember him: He's straight out of a time machine with his fiery red hair, slicked into a dapper 1930s style, slim suits and a gold watch chain dangling from his pocket. ... read more »
USC Trojans to meet the Wisconsin Badgers in the 28th Holiday Bowl
December 29, 2015
It’s been a season of ups and downs for the USC Trojans, (8-5, 6-3) who arrived in San Diego on Saturday, December 26th to prepare to meet the No. ... read more »
Timeline: Deputies went 4 times to home where family killed
August 19, 2015
On the day six children and two adults were fatally shot inside their Houston home, deputies made four separate visits to the house over about a nine hour period before they went inside, according to a timeline authorities released last Thursday. ... read more »
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