Black students in Georgia were suspended for planning a protest after white students waved a Confederate flag and allegedly used racial slurs

White students were captured on video waving a Confederate flag at a Georgia school and did not face disciplinary action from administrators, WGCL-TV reported. In response, students at Coosa High School planned a protest against racism. A group of Black students was suspended for organizing the demonstration, while the non-Black organizers weren’t, students told the outlet. Students…

Nearly 500 Idaho children lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19

More children with COVID-19 are being hospitalized in Idaho. Idaho hospitals are seeing the most cases of COVID-19 in children since the start of the pandemic. BY SARAH A. MILLER When Javier Castaneda, the principal of Heritage Community Charter School in Caldwell, died of COVID-19 last month at the age of 48, he left behind…

Explore the #ManyLenses of Taíno heritage

Inhabitants of the islands once called Quisqueya / Kiskeya (Dominican Republic) and Borinquen / Borikén (Puerto Rico) are the people Columbus encountered in the Caribbean. Some scholars contend these indigenous populations — often referred to under the umbrella term “Taíno”— ceased to exist just decades after Europeans arrived. Others have chronicled Taíno legacies in contemporary Latino Caribbean culture asserting…

Knoxville officer knocked unconscious after racist remarks resigns

In July, Knox News exclusively reported the department began looking into Holt’s conduct after he was accused of making racist comments in a parking lot after a wedding. Holt is white. A police report says he repeatedly made racist remarks to a Black man who also attended same wedding. After warning Holt to quit making…

Black Google Employee Explains Experience With Security: Report

A Black Google product manager said he was stopped by security and his job in a viral tweet last week, writes Taylor Ardrey for Insider. The employee said, “somebody called security on me because they didn’t believe I was an employee.” A Google spokesperson told Forbes that they take the worker’s “concerns very seriously.” A…