University of Missouri appoints law professor Chuck Henson to oversee diversity

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in the wake of on-campus civil disobedience, Chuck Henson has been appointed interim vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity. His swift appointment came hours after protests by students, players on Mizzou’s football team threatening to forfeit this Saturday’s game against Brigham Young University – Missouri Tigers versus BYU Cougars […]

Parents launch hunger strike to save Dyett High School in Chicago

The Chicago Public School System has been in a state of turmoil over the past few years for numerous reasons. Teachers are fighting for their pensions and basic tools needed to educate students. Parents around the city have been thrust into situations where they need to adjust their lives just to find a school for their […]

Rev. Al Sharpton launches hunger strike until Loretta Lynch is confirmed

The confirmation of Loretta Lynch to the office of U.S. Attorney General has been a bone of contention for many activists and civil rights leaders. Lynch would be the nation’s first Black female attorney general and the second Black person to the hold the office if confirmed. However, Republican House and Senate members have delayed […]