Neighbors called police when little black girl sprayed lanterns, exposing a deeper problem, mom says

CNN — A young girl’s fascination with the spotted lanternfly forces a community in northern New Jersey to grapple with racist ideas and what happens when police get a call from a black child. Nearly a month after a neighbor called the police to report the death of 9-year-old Bobbi Wilson, her mother, Monique Joseph, … Read more

Doug Emhoff on being the second gentleman: ‘I wanted to enter a world that wasn’t unique’

CNN — Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff wants to change what it means to be a “second spouse” — or, for that matter, the supportive partner of any American woman. “I wanted to enter a world that wasn’t unique,” said Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris. “I’m a man, moving forward, it’s not even … Read more

Illinois high school teacher fired after yelling racial slur at black student over classmates documenting incident

CNN — The Kankakee School Board unanimously voted Monday to terminate first-grade math teacher John Donovan after several students recorded him calling a black student the n-word, sparking outrage among students and families in the Illinois school district . On October 20, a video of the incident secretly recorded by multiple students in the class … Read more