Parents of Teen Accused of Nearly Hanging 8-Year-Old Say It Was an ‘Accident’ (and They Have Black Family, Too)

In what may be a classic case of CYCA (insert “child’s” into usual abbreviation), the parents of the young teen involved in what many call an attempted lynching in Claremont, N.H., have spoken out, saying that their son is innocent of racially taunting and trying to hang an 8-year-old boy from a tree.

Google Doodle Pays Tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the NAACP’s ‘Silent Protest’ Parade 

Every now and again, Google shares a gem in the form of a doodle on its home page, recognizing dates that have some relevance to history, culture—anything like that. Today’s doodle marks the 100-year anniversary of the iconic Silent Protest Parade where some 10,000 African Americans marched in total silence to protest…