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Cracker Barrel has a long history of racism against employees and customers. The internet’s list of receipts about racism at Cracker Barrel just got longer. A Black man took his complaint about the restaurant to court after he was thrown out of a Cracker Barrel in Cross Lanes, West Virginia. The federal...
LARGO, Fla. -- Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man's finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of an investigation. Thirty-year-old Linus Phillip was killed by a Largo police officer last month after, authorities say, he tried to drive away before an officer...
Atlanta has become a magnet for the tech industry and now there is an exciting opportunity for those holding high school diplomas or a GED. The program is called TechBridge and its mission is to train young adults from the ages of 18-24 in the skills needed in today’s...
The police force in California is in hot water yet again, after several officers fired a barrage of shots at a vehicle, killing one man and injuring another woman. According to The Guardian, Police in Barstow, CA, murdered 26-year-old Diante Yarber, and fired what witnesses say sounded like over 30 bullets at...
A piece of East Africa is expected to break off the main continent in tens of millions of years. And if you need any proof, look no further than Kenya’s Rift Valley, where a giant, gaping tear opened up following heavy rains and seismic activity, according to Face2Face Africa. The...
A student from Baltimore got accepted to all eight Ivy League schools, a result so unbelievable and impressive that it is very rarely heard of. Mekhi Johnson got into Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a student at The Gilman...
Once upon a time, Saudi Arabia had commercial movie theaters. Hardline Islamic clerics shut them down in the 1970s while rolling out ultraconservative religious laws. This month, the cinema ban will come to an end after more than 35 years. US-based AMC Entertainment, the world’s biggest cinema chain, will open...
They include an abolitionist, suffragette, newspaper editor, entrepreneur, educator, police officer and several musicians — and all are Black women. They’re among a growing list of nominees suggested as subjects for a monument to honor African-American women in Pittsburgh that will replace a landmark statue of songwriter Stephen Foster that’s...