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New Bill Would Allow Teachers in Texas to Kill Students

Because this doesn’t sound disastrous or anything.   Texas state Representative Dan Flynn (R) has a brilliant new idea:  allowing...

Vic Mensa and Kaytranada Drop New Single “Drive Me Crazy”

Back with a new upbeat tempo, Vic Mensa and Kaytranada grace us with another hit.  After the success of “Wimme Nah,”...

The “Ted 2″ Trailer Is Finally Here!

The terrible two are back for round two this June, check out the trailer and get excited for even more...

46th Annual NAACP Image Awards Announce Presenters & Appearances

 We finally know who’ll be gracing the stage during the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards. Live on Friday February 6th, TV...

Mpho Koaho Talks New Film “Black Or White,” Working With Octavia Spencer & More

“Black or White” is the story of a grandfather (Academy Award winner Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for...

The Root

The Black Panthers and the Rise of Revolutionary Culture

Long before Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry for justice, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was demanding a similar call to action with “All power to the people.” The new documentary Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution reminds us that unfortunately, so much has not changed over the years.

Fla. Mother: School Did Nothing After My 6th-Grader Was Attacked

Florida’s Nicki Lee was fuming when she saw footage of her sixth-grade daughter being pummeled by other students on a school bus in mid-January, but what upset Lee even more is that neither the bus driver nor Jacksonville school officials did anything about it, WSOC TV reports.

“They basically beat her like she was nothing,” Lee said about her daughter’s attackers. 

Footage from the video shows Lee’s daughter sustaining multiple blows from at least two female students. Lee’s daughter said that the bus driver didn’t do anything to stop the fight; nor did she reprimand the students afterward.

“All she asked me was do I get off here,” Lee’s daughter said, adding that the bus driver let all the other students off at their usual stops, as if the incident hadn’t happened.

Lee went to Jacksonville Middle School the next day to report the attack to the dean and was told that an investigation would be launched. She found the school’s response to be lackluster, however, since the students who had allegedly beaten her daughter “were still allowed to be in school that day,” Lee said.

 

Lee then went to WFOX TV to bring more attention to the incident and to what she feels was an inappropriate response by school officials. 

“I don’t think [school officials] acted fast enough. Matter of fact, I don’t think they would’ve known about it if I didn’t proceed with caution to see what’s going on with my daughter,” Lee said.

According to a statement from the school district, the students involved in the attack “are being disciplined according to the Code of Conduct. A full investigation is underway to identify additional participants and the person(s) videotaping.”

Read more at WSOC TV.

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Brawl Breaks Out During St. Louis City Hall Meeting

A St. Louis City Hall meeting held to discuss the possible installation of a civilian oversight board at the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department went up in flames after a scuffle broke out, the Huffington Post reports. The mission of the board would be to smooth over the relationship between local communities and police officers in light of Michael Brown’s August 2014 shooting death in Ferguson, Mo.

Loretta Lynch Tastefully Distances Herself From Obama and Holder During Confirmation Hearing

Loretta Lynch, Obama’s nominee to replace Attorney General Eric Holder, held her own at Wednesday’s eight-hour confirmation hearing before the Senate, Al-Jazeera reports. Lynch lobbied back “measured answers” to questions from Republicans who were hell-bent on attacking Obama and Holder for how the Justice Department, they argue, has become “politicized.”

Watch: Chilling Video of Gunman During His Shooting Spree at Florida State University 

Myron May, the 31-year-old Florida State University 2005 alum who went on a shooting spree in the school’s library in November, can be seen carrying out the attack in new surveillance video recently released to the public, the New York Daily News reports.

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WPGC Black History Month Events

Stuff-A-Truck 2014 Want to see where we'll be? Check out the events and come back often for updates.

D.C. Area Black History Month Events

(SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) February is Black History Month and the DMV is celebrating with a slew of events in the city.

Reel Talk With Justine Love: ‘Black or White’

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Black or White tells the story of Eloise, a bi-racial child being raised by her recently-widowed white grandfather Kevin Costner.

Chief Keef Turns Over New Leaf with ‘Voodoo': Listen

From Chief Keef's video "F--- Rehab" (Courtesy of Interscope Records) Chief Keef's turning over a new leaf after a tough year.

Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, the Band Perry, John Legend Added to Stevie Wonder GRAMMY Tribute

Stevie Wonder performing new york The Band Perry, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and John Legend will perform during the GRAMMY homage to Wonder, which airs Feb. 16 on CBS.

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Report: Suge Knight Involved in Hit and Run, Victim Dead



An altercation on Compton movie set ends in fatality.

Octavia Spencer: 'The Country Isn't as Divided'



Plus, Kevin Costner on the film Black or White.

Anthony Mackie: on Looking 'Like a Criminal'



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The Warm Up: Keke Palmer Keeps Turning Heads



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TMZ

'Harry Potter' Star Robbie Coltrane -- Hagrid Hospitalized After Flight

"Harry Potter" star Robbie Coltrane got off a plane Thursday and was immediately hospitalized after suffering severe flu-like symptoms during the flight ... TMZ has learned.A rep for Coltrane -- who played Rubeus Hagrid -- tells us the actor…

Stephen A. Smith -- Fires Back at Josh Gordon ... 'Your Letter's Pathetic'

Stephen A. Smith just UNLOADED on Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon -- saying the letter he directed at Stephen, Charles Barkley and Cris Carter is "pathetic," "small minded" and "ignorant."As we previously reported, Gordon ripped the media…

Suge Knight -- Hit And Run In Compton ... Victim Dead

Sources tell TMZ Suge's lawyer is arranging for his client's surrender to the Sheriff's Dept. It is unclear if law enforcement will arrest Suge for hit and run or manslaughter. It's possible the cops could conclude Suge is not legally on the hook…

Broncos' DeMarcus Ware -- We Get Free Pizza at Practice ... Courtesy of Peyton Manning

Another perk of having Peyton Manning as a teammate -- FREE PIZZA!!!According to Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware, Peyton ain't stingy when it comes to his Papa John's hookup ... and often sends pies to the workplace. As you…

TMZpp -- Hilarious Parallel Parking Videos

Today's parallel parking challenge is a spiritual experience.  Our photog Charlie thinks he can guess the driver's religion based on how they pull into a tight space.  Sound ridiculous?  Watch and see.

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