Inviting any person of color to party like it’s any time before the 1980s (I’m being super-generous here) is less of an invitation and more of a threat. It’s not really even safe to party as a person of color in 2018. Yet, somehow, educators and prom organizers at Cherry Hill High School East in New Jersey thought it…
Myasia Joga, a high school student at Absegami High School in Galloway, N.J., says that after a recent rowing competition, she became the victim of racial slurs from a group of white male teen rowers on the opposing team.
A New Jersey high school football coach claims he was fired because his football teams featured too many black players. But the reality is he’s probably just another black dude playing the race card to make himself a victim after doing a terrible job of coaching ...
Updated Thursday, April 19, 2018, 9:19 a.m. EDT: LA Fitness has fired the manager and two other employees at its Secaucus, N.J., location after staff members suggested that a black customer’s fitness routine should include at least one set of getting the fuck out their gym.
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The United States Postal Service is investigating after a
stupid racist sign was placed on the outside of its Flemington, N.J., location.
A New Jersey high school teacher was arrested Friday on charges that he promised at least two students better grades if they sent him lewd pictures of themselves, prompting the necessary question: Were teachers always this nasty?
Updated Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, 1:15 p.m. EST: After being called out by the ACLU for banning an award-winning book about mass incarceration, New Jersey said that it has lifted the ban on Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow.
It is still not clear why an 8-year-old New Jersey girl decided to take her own life over the weekend, but sources close to the investigation report that she had seen a story on Facebook about another little girl killing herself in a similar manner.
Police have issued an alert and are seeking the public’s help in finding a 24-year-old New Jersey nurse who has gone missing.
The vandalism at five suburban New Jersey churches has been determined not to be an act of racial terror but that of a man who lived in the area and acted alone, according to authorities.
Earle Hyman, who played on Broadway in works by Shakespeare and Ibsen but became well known for playing Bill Cosby’s lovable father on The Cosby Show, died Friday in Englewood, N.J., at the age of 91.
A New Jersey dad was killed while trying to protect one of his young children during a robbery.
It’s been a tense Spirit Week at one New Jersey high school, where a group of students thought it was appropriate to wear Confederate-flag gear and use racial slurs just because their classmates were protesting racial inequality and racism they’ve experienced at the school.
A former New Jersey police chief has been charged with hate crimes and civil rights violations by federal prosecutors after revelations surfaced that he used dogs to attack black suspects, used hateful speech and physically attacked an African-American teenager.
A black student attending a New Jersey Christian school has been the target of racial harassment, prompting an investigation by the school and sermons at school about how to treat one another.
An 8-year-old jump roping champ was killed over the weekend after a Jeep struck him while he was walking home from a fundraiser with his award-winning team.
Updated Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, 11:04 a.m. EDT: A Cliffside Park, N.J., teacher who came under fire after being recorded in class telling Spanish-speaking students to “speak American” has been allowed to return to the classroom after making a schoolwide apology.
A violent confrontation between two high school girls and a cop has caused hundreds of New Jersey students to walk out of school in protest.
I have an uncle who will tell anyone willing to listen about his history of drug use. He will unabashedly talk about using cocaine in every form. He lists barbiturates, hallucinogens and every imaginable mind-altering concoction in a history of drug use that dates to the ’70s.