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Ga. Elementary School Finally Puts an End to Civil War Dress-Up Day, but Mom Whose Child Was Called a Slave Wants More Done

It’s been about a month since a 10-year-old black student was called a slave during a Civil War dress-up day at his elementary school in Kennesaw, Ga. And that’s how long it took for school officials to realize that there’s really no reason to host a dress-up day to discuss the Civil War, and to ban the activity…

How TV Writer Angela Nissel Is Bringing Her Unique Voice to Tyler, the Creator’s The Jellies, and Why Black Female Writers in Hollywood Need to Be Heard

If you took a look at the writers’ room of some of your favorite television shows, you’d be hard-pressed to find a black person, and even harder pressed to find a black woman. But for the last decade, Angela Nissel has been leaving her mark behind the scenes on shows like Scrubs, The Boondocks and, now, The Jellies—

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Wannabe Tulsa, Okla., Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Released From Prison After Serving Less Than Half His 4-Year Sentence

Well, if you wanted evidence as to how little this country values black lives, look no further than Tulsa, Okla., where a white former reserve deputy (aka a wannabe cop) walked out of prison, scot-free, after serving less than half of his already meager four-year sentence for killing an unarmed black man.