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Teachers union in nation’s second-largest school district wants schools to remain closed

Teachers union in nation’s second-largest school district wants schools to remain closed

A union representing teachers in Los Angeles, the second-largest school district in the country, says schools should remain closed. United Teachers Los Angeles, which represents teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), announced its stance Thursday, recommending that the district keep campuses closed during rising coronavirus infections and deaths. “It is time to…MORE

States struggle with reopening of schools

States struggle with reopening of schools

The nation’s schools have been in an upheaval since the pandemic began. And now, amid a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, states are revisiting contingency plans to safely reopen them. Several governors are taking sides in the debate between the push for attendance and the hesitation to gather kids before it’s safe. The US Centers for…MORE

Dozens of Mississippi lawmakers have coronavirus after weeks of refusing to wear masks

Dozens of Mississippi lawmakers have coronavirus after weeks of refusing to wear masks

If you’ve been in contact with your state lawmaker in Mississippi, you may want to get a coronavirus test. About one in six state lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Dr. Thomas Dobbs of the Mississippi Health Department. For weeks, politicians flouted mask recommendations inside the state Capitol. Twenty-six state legislators have…MORE

A memorial to firefighters killed in 9/11 was vandalized in a New York village

A memorial to firefighters killed in 9/11 was vandalized in a New York village

A memorial dedicated to five firefighters who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks has been vandalized in a New York village. A flagpole at the 9/11 memorial in Washingtonville, a bit over an hour away from One World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan, was “intentionally damaged,” Washingtonville police said this week. The flagpole appeared…MORE

Why Black Christians are bracing for a ‘whitelash’

Why Black Christians are bracing for a ‘whitelash’

Trillia Newbell, a Christian author, had just delivered a talk in Jackson, Tennessee, when a White man approached her. Newbell, who is Black, had spoken about imago Dei — the idea that all humans, of all races, are made in the image and likeness of God. The man disagreed. “He explained that I was subhuman,…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

ARod and JLo made a bid yesterday to buy the New York Mets.  Their investment group offered $1.7 billion. LeBron James just doesn’t get it.  He came under fire yesterday when he compared his 5 star Disney accommodations to prison. Yesterday’s attempts to rescue ‘Glee’ star, Naya Rivera were unsuccessful.  Police now say it’s a…

Thursday’s Dirt

‘Glee’ star, Naya Rivera, is missing and is presumed to have drowned.  Authorities found her 4 year-old son alone in a boat on a lake they were swimming in.  The search continues today but it doesn’t look good. Kanye West says he’s not running for President with the Democratic or Republican party.  He says he’s…