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Black teens in Texas face suspension over their dreadlocks

Black teens in Texas face suspension over their dreadlocks

Sandy Arnold(NEW YORK) — A Texas high school is in the spotlight after parents of two students said their sons face in-school suspension and other disciplinary action for refusing to cut their dreadlocks. The controversy, which critics say is rooted in racial insensitivity and policies crafted by the school board in the majority white town,…Read more »

University of Michigan provost placed on leave amid sexual misconduct probe

University of Michigan provost placed on leave amid sexual misconduct probe

espiegle/iStock(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — A University of Michigan provost was placed on administrative leave Tuesday amid a recently launched investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. The university said on Wednesday that it received several allegations of sexual misconduct against Martin Philbert last week and retained an outside law firm to investigate the claims. Philbert, who joined…Read more »

Iguanas are falling from trees in Florida due to cold weather

Iguanas are falling from trees in Florida due to cold weather

Ralf Geithe/iStock(MIAMI) — As temperatures drop in Florida, so do the iguanas.With lows hitting the 30s and 40s in the Miami area Tuesday night, iguanas have become so cold that they slow down or become entirely immobile and fall from the trees, according to the National Weather Service Miami-South Florida.”This isn’t something we usually forecast,…Read more »

More than 50% of homeless families are black, government report finds

More than 50% of homeless families are black, government report finds

MattGush/iStock(NEW YORK) — African Americans, despite making up just 13% of the U.S. population, account for a staggeringly disproportionate chunk of the nation’s homeless population, according to a government report. In 2019, an estimated 568,000 Americans experienced homelessness, with African Americans making up about 40% of that total, according to the annual Homeless Assessment Report…Read more »