Stars use BET Awards stage to criticize Roe v. Wade ruling

Stars use BET Awards stage to criticize Roe v.  Wade ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Jazmine Sullivan were some of the big stars using the BET Awards stage to strongly criticize the Supreme Court’s recent decision to strip away women’s constitutional protection for abortion. Henson took the stage as the show’s host on Sunday with an uplifting message about “Black … Read more

Texas public library board in Llano County is sued over book bans

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Seven Llano County residents filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the county judge, commissioners, library board members and library systems director for restricting and banning books from its three-branch public library system. The lawsuit states … Read more

Debate over vacant seat on Baton Rouge’s alcohol board spurs calls for more diversity | news

The debate over a vacant seat on East Baton Rouge Parish’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has stirred a call for more diversity in the ranks of the parish’s various boards and commissions. The council appears deadlocked, along race and party lines, over who they’ll elect to finish out the unexpired term of a longtime board … Read more

Roanoke County School Board passes more restrictive library book policy | education

The Roanoke County School Board that policy lastly passed a new library’s more restrictive adding new books at its meeting night. The matter comes after a book, “When Aidan Became a Brother,” was removed from Herman L. Horn Elementary last year, amid debate. That book is about a transgender boy wanting to be a good … Read more

5 takeaways from the fifth day of January 6 hearings

The hearing kicked off mere hours after federal investigators raided the home of Jeffrey Clark, who was one of the key Justice Department figures who were involved in Trump’s schemes. He has denied any wrongdoing related to January 6. Here are takeaways from Thursday’s hearing. Thursday’s hearing underscored the role that Trump’s Republican allies in … Read more

Jan 6 hearings day 5

Representative Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol, left, swears in Richard Donoghue, former acting deputy US attorney general, from right, Jeffrey Rosen, former acting US attorney general, and Steven Engel , former assistant US attorney general for the office of legal counsel, during … Read more

After book removal, library policy up for adoption by Roanoke County School Board | education

The Roanoke County School Board is set to vote on an updated media policy Thursday which would make it harder for librarians to add books to school collections, while also expanding the power of parents to potentially remove them. The matter comes after a book, “When Aidan Became a Brother,” was removed from Herman L. … Read more

Black Power Afro pick sculpture is about as good as public art gets: Doug MacCash’s review | arts

The gigantic steel sculpture of an Afro hair pick that appeared on St. Charles Avenue in the CBD last weekend is everything a public artwork ought to be. At 28 feet tall, the sculpture — decorated with a peace sign and topped by a clenched Black Power fist — demands attention and makes a clear … Read more

What is a femcel? – ID

Hey, do you like listening to Lana Del Rey? What about Fiona Apple? Mitski, Hole, Melanie Martinez, MARINA? Can you recite the ‘cool girl’ speech from Gone Girl verbatim? Do you love that one Jacques-Louis David piece (“Portrait of a Woman in White”) not because you care about art, but because you like the broken … Read more