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EAST LIVERPOOL, OH (WCMH) — For 70 years, students at East Liverpool High School sang the Lord’s Prayer at graduation, but this year they were told they couldn’t carry on the tradition. They did it anyway. According to WTOV, the Freedom from Religion Foundation contacted administrators with the East Liverpool High School that the song, […]

AUSTIN, TX (KXAN) — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools. The lawsuit announced Tuesday also includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia. The challenge follows a federal directive to U.S. schools this month to let […]

The Rev. Jamal Bryant has broken his silence on the recent controversies surrounding him and his secret son. As previously reported, rumors surfaced that Bryant had a 10-month-old son named John Karston Bryant, whom the public nor his congregation was aware of. Last week, he took to Periscope to speak out. While he wouldn’t directly […]

Madonna paid homage to Prince by wearing his signature color and bringing another icon — Stevie Wonder — onstage to sing the classic “Purple Rain” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. But social media derided the performance, which lacked energy and because of Madonna’s tearful, stilted, off-key performance.        

Desegregation has stalled, showing growing disparities - especially for poor Black and Hispanic students.

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan will pay all Flint water bills in May to encourage the flushing of lead from old pipes and the recoating of plumbing with a corrosion chemical. Gov. Rick Snyder made the announcement Thursday at a news conference with Flint’s mayor and a federal official. The state previously […]

A South Carolina barber was arrested after he reportedly told a man he wouldn’t cut his hair because he was black and then pulled out a gun. WCNC.com reports: ROCK HILL, S.C. — Denied service because of his race, a man says not only did a barber refuse to give him a cut because he was black, but […]

School officials in Wake County, North Carolina have a lot of people scratching their heads. They suspended 15-year-old Jakayla Johnson for possession of marijuana based solely on their opinion that her hands smelled like weed, KSNT-TV reports. Jakayla told the outlet that a school resource officer smelled marijuana smoke coming from a classroom at Garner […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a decade ago, a judge bemoaned that the life sentence she was about to impose on Charles C. Brown was overly harsh. This week, relief finally came to Brown, along with 57 other offenders. President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted their prison terms as part of a broader push to […]

Does Trump have an opportunity to attract voters of color by selecting a running mate of color or a woman? Here are five potential running mates and one wild card