In an interview shortly after his suspension from a North Carolina high school, 15-year-old Micah Speed reveals how he endured months of racist bullying before reaching his breaking point.

The urgency of addressing the rise of racist hate speech in K-12 schools

By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Facing South) — For months, Micah Speed, a 15-year-old African-American student at Wake Forest High School in Wake County, North

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A 2-for-1 for racists: Post hateful fliers, and revel in the news coverage

By Ken Schwencke ProPublica The Houston man laid out the details of his triumphant plan during a podcast last July: He told listeners that he

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FBI confirms Trump lied about Obama
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire) — FBI Director James B. Comey has essentially confirmed what Democrats, Republicans and much of the general public already knew. That is that President Donald ...
Mass deportation would cost U.S. economy billions, experts say
By Barrington Salmon Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Immigration and labor experts say that mass deportation would cost the federal government nearly $900 billion in lost revenue over 10 years and ...
Study: Blacks comprise majority of defendants who are wrongfully convicted
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — African Americans comprise the majority of defendants wrongfully convicted of murder, sexual assault and drug crimes who are later exonerated, according ...
The cover of the recently released Spring issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Hate groups increase for second consecutive year as Trump electrifies radical right
Muslims hit hardest with hate attacks as fear heightened among African Americans, others (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Southern Poverty Law Center) — The number of hate ...
Still pleading our own cause: The Black Press celebrates 190 years
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — The oldest Black business industry in America began 190 years ago today. On March 16, 1827, the first edition of the Freedom’s Journal was ...
Proposed White House order would track undocumented residents via census
(Special from India-West and New America Media) – A draft executive order currently under consideration by the White House would – for the first time – mandate census workers to ...
Report: Police encounters cause stress among Black men
By Rosemary Eng Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Community policing can be bad for public health. At a public health symposium at Stanford University March 6, scholars from Stanford Medicine and ...
How the South’s hate crime laws fail transgender victims
By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Last year was a deadly one for transgender people in the U.S., with at least 27 known murders — more than any ...

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