This Photo Of Michelle Obama Will Give You Goosebumps
Past and present collide in the image, which was taken in May, showing FLOTUS speaking with a tour guide at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas. The two women stand perfectly aligned with the “white” and “colored” signs that hang above their heads. Read more.
Social Media Stands In Support of 16-Year-Old Rape Victim with #IamJada
Last week, Jada — a 16-year-old rape victim — was bullied by users on social media after graphic photos of her sexual assault spread across the Internet. This week, Jada turned to social media to use the platform as a way to speak out against her attack in an effort to combat rape culture. Jada, who wished not to release her last name, appeared on MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Daily Monday to discuss why she decided to reveal her identity and fight back. Read more.
University Of Texas Affirmative Action Plan Upheld By Appeals Court
A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that the University of Texas can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate admissions as a way of promoting diversity on campus, the latest in an ongoing case that made it to the U.S. Supreme Court last year only to be sent back to lower courts for further review. Read more.
Obama Administration To Join Voting Rights Cases In Wisconsin, Ohio
President Barack Obama‘s administration will reportedly sign on to lawsuits challenging new voting restrictions in Wisconsin and Ohio. In an unaired ABC News segment from Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that his department would join the cases. The Justice Department provided the transcript to MSNBC. “We have already filed suit in Texas and North Carolina,” Holder said. “I expect that we are going to be filing in cases that are already in existence in Wisconsin as well as in Ohio.” Read more.
Oklahoma Mother Claims Her One-Year-Old Contracted Herpes From Daycare Teacher
Consuela Smith says her daughter is in pain day and night. Consulea says she immediately took her daughter to the doctor, where they told her that her daughter had contracted herpes. Then, Consuela says, she contacted the daycare, and the daycare informed her that the little girl’s teacher has herpes, which lead Consulea to the conclusion that her daughter got the herpes from that teacher. Read more.