Author: Alisha Dixon

Florida Sheriff Sued After Threatening To Jail Criminals Seeking Hurricane Shelter

A Florida sheriff has found himself in the middle of a lawsuit after threatening to jail criminals seeking shelter from Hurricane Irma, the New York Daily News reports.

RELATED: Florida Sheriff Under Fire For Dangerous Hurricane Shelter Policy

Spelman To Admit Transgender Students In Nationwide Trend

As part of a widening nationwide push for acceptance of gender reassignment at schools, the workplace and in the military, Spelman College has announced plans to admit transgender students.

The venerable all-women’s HBCU in Atlanta, Georgia, will begin admitting students in 2018 who “consistently live and self-identify as women, regardless of their gender assignment at birth,”  Spelman College president Mary Schmidt Campbell said in a statement released Tuesday.

3 Things To Know About Ex-Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke

Black  Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who was roundly condemned by civil rights advocates for his support of Donald Trump and his Blue Lives Matter agenda, on Thursday resigned amid ongoing scrutiny of high-profile deaths in jails during his watch.  It is unclear what he plans to do next, though there are rumblings on social media that he plans to join the Trump administration.

WATCH: White Supremacist Charlottesville Rally Organizer Flees From Counterprotesters

Jason Kessler, the White supremacist who organized the violent racist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, ran like a coward from a news conference Sunday when confronted by angry protesters who drowned out his remarks.

WATCH: White Supremacist Charlottesville Rally Organizer Flees From Counterprotesters

Jason Kessler, the White supremacist who organized the violent racist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, ran like a coward from a news conference Sunday when confronted by angry protesters who drowned out his remarks.

State Of Emergency Declared In Virginia Amid Violent White Nationalist Rally

Virginia’s governor on Saturday declared a state of emergency after protesters and counterprotesters clashed ahead of a “Unite the Right” rally of White Nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, CNN reports.

One person died and at  least seven people were hurt when a speeding car slammed into another car that was driving through scores of counterprotesters, the report says:

State Of Emergency Declared In Virginia Amid Violent White Nationalist Rally

Virginia’s governor on Saturday declared a state of emergency after protesters and counterprotesters clashed ahead of a “Unite the Right” rally of White Nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, CNN reports.

One person died and at  least seven people were hurt when a speeding car slammed into another car that was driving through scores of counterprotesters, the report says:

‘Get Out:’ NAACP Warns People Of Color Against Travel In Missouri

In warning that could have been ripped straight from the film, Get Out, the NAACP on Wednesday issued  its first statewi–––de travel advisory to people of color, urging them to not go to Missouri, yes, the entire state.

Michelle Obama Dismantles Lies About Post-Racial America

Michelle Obama on Tuesday dismantled the myth of a post-racial America as she opened up about her experience with racism as the country’s first Black first lady, saying, “The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut,” the Huffington Post writes.

‘It Made Me Have To Be Tough:’ Mike Tyson Opens Up About Childhood Sex Assault

From the time Mike Tyson became the undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion in the mid-1980s, the Brownsville, Brooklyn, native never tried to hide the fact that he had overcome great obstacles. By the age of 13, he had been arrested a total of 38 times, and served a stint at a boys home in upstate New York.

‘It Made Me Have To Be Tough:’ Mike Tyson Opens Up About Childhood Sex Assault

From the time Mike Tyson became the undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion in the mid-1980s, the Brownsville, Brooklyn, native never tried to hide the fact that he had overcome great obstacles. By the age of 13, he had been arrested a total of 38 times, and served a stint at a boys home in upstate New York.