You’ve heard of the Kent State Massacre and maybe the Jackson State massacre. But have you heard of the Orangeburg massacre? On Feb. 8, 1968, eight seconds of police gunfire left three young men [...]
By Brian Rinker, Chronicle of Social Change Allyson Bendell wasn’t always the most well-behaved girl, but that didn’t make her a criminal either. In the world of group homes, however, where staff who are [...]
By Michael D. Bell, M.D. On Christmas Day, I started my shift at Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Emergency department and suddenly I heard trauma stat full 1 and 2.
Courtesy of CNN and news reports The FBI is investigating an explosion outside the office of NAACP chapter in Colorado. A makeshift bomb, or improvised explosive device, detonated last Tuesday morning but failed to ignite [...]
By Stephen A. Crockett, Jr., The Root Last week Boko Haram entered the northern Nigerian town of Baga and began opening fire on residents. According to news reports, bodies were left bloodied across roadways, and [...]
By Raphael Satter, AP At a kosher supermarket in Paris, a quick-thinking Muslim employee hid several Jewish shoppers in the basement before sneaking out to brief police on the hostage-taker upstairs.
By Krystal Curtis, Laney College student Growing up in San Francisco, people in the community became accustomed to the violence, trends, music, and everything the media was teaching us. I came from an area known [...]
Carrying black and white signs, adorned with pink triangles, members of the Bay Area Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community took to the streets on Christmas Eve to make a point that Black [...]
I approach 2015 with mixed emotions but remain hopeful. Our economy is improving from the collapse of 2008. Our stock market has rebounded, employment rates are on the rise – yet the issue of racial [...]
By Stephen A. Crockett, Jr. – The Root A Howard University running back, who returned to his Texas home while on holiday break, was shot and killed along with an 18-year-old man, after the two [...]