Unveiling the Layers of Discrimination How Jane Elliott’s Experiment Prevailed

  By: Jordan Meadows Staff Writer In the wake of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in April 1968, the small town of Riceville, Iowa, found itself grappling with confusion and grief. Among those affected were Jane Elliott's third-grade students, who couldn't comprehend why someone would take the life of their recently celebrated "Hero of the Month." It was in this atmosphere of perplexity and sorrow that Jane Elliott, a diversity

Video appears to show Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs beating singer Cassie in hotel hallway in 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Security video aired by CNN appears to show Sean "Diddy" Combs physically assaulting singer Cassie in a Los Angeles hotel hallway in 2016. The video aired Friday appears to show Combs, wearing only a white towel, punching and kicking the R&B singer who was his protege and longtime girlfriend at the time. The footage also shows the music mogul shoving and dragging Cassie, and throwing a vase in her

Experts say gun alone doesn’t justify deadly force in fatal shooting of Florida airman

(AP) On the afternoon of May 3, Roger Fortson opened the door of his Florida apartment with a gun in his hand and was immediately shot six times by a sheriff's deputy responding to a complaint about an argument. Fortson's supporters point to the deputy's rapid decision to open fire and his mere presence at the apartment - where the Air Force senior airman was apparently alone and FaceTiming with

FDA Regulates Lab Tests To Improve Accuracy & Safety

WASHINGTON (AP) - Makers of medical tests that have long escaped government oversight will have about four years to show that their new offerings deliver accurate results, under a government rule vigorously opposed by the testing industry. The regulation finalized Monday by the Food and Drug Administration will gradually phase in oversight of new tests developed by laboratories, a multibillion-dollar industry that regulators say poses growing risks to Americans. The

Local Youth Lead Community Efforts to Curb Teen Vape Use

  Raleigh, NC - Youth leaders from the Poe Center's Youth Empowerment team led a community forum Thursday to address the vaping epidemic in Wake County. Joined by partners, officials, and professionals, youth leaders spoke about their work to curb tobacco and vape access in schools and communities. Youth presented their research and projects, and focused on initiatives such as Escape the Vape Week, a week-long observance to curb vape

Feds Are Letting The Timber Harvest Targets Interfere With Protecting National Forest Ecology In NC, New Lawsuit Says

Carolina Public Press Harvesting enough trees to meet federal timber targets nationally is inappropriately taking precedent over ecological considerations when the U.S. Forest Services sets goals for projects in national forests, including in North Carolina, according to a recent federal lawsuit from environmental groups. Setting timber targets for the volume of lumber extracted from hundreds of thousands of acres within national forests is a long-held practice of the Forest Service.

East NC’s New Solar Panel Plant

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A Vietnamese-based company will build its first North American solar panel manufacturing plant in eastern North Carolina, creating over 900 jobs, officials announced on Friday. Boviet Solar along with Gov. Roy Cooper and other government officials revealed at an East Carolina University news conference the company's plans to invest almost $300 million in a 1 million square-foot (304,800 square-meter) advanced manufacturing facility in Greenville. Founded in

Charlotte Service Organization Grants $47,000 In Scholarships

Contributed Content The Crown Jewels (NC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated awarded eight (8) of Mecklenburg County's exceptional African American high school seniors with scholarships totaling $47,000 and recognized their community partners during the annual Crowning Achievements ceremony at the Harvey B. Gantt Center. Since 2016, the Crown Jewels Chapter has hosted this event, which serves to highlight the achievements of the community organizations it has partnered with during its

First Black Woman-Owned US Art Supplies Manufacturer Company

Nationwide - LM Flowers and her sister, Skie Harris have made history as the founders of Sis Art, the first woman-owned and artist-owned manufacturer of art supplies in the United States of America. Their journey, which commenced in 2019, has completely reshaped the landscape of the art supply industry. Sis Art is an art supply brand that has become synonymous with innovation and quality among a growing number of artists.