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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La. delegation urges Trump to send disaster aid

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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 had wanted to paste white nationalist fliers ...
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 ...
Family, community demand justice for NOPD shooting victim
Two months after a New Orleans man was fatally shot by the NOPD as police searched for an armed robbery suspect, the family, friends and supporters of the slain man ...
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 ...
La. State Police chief retires amid probes, controversy
Just weeks after news stories surfaced about four Louisiana state troopers who misused public funds to pay for unauthorized stops at Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon as they drove ...
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 ...
Orleans Parish school district broke state rules by extending charter application deadline without permission
By Marta Jewson The Lens The Orleans Parish School Board broke state rules when it extended its deadline for charter school applications without permission, according to a letter from the state Department ...

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