For members of the US Armed Forces like retired Capt. Cherissa Jackson, Veterans Day is not simply another day in the 365 days in a year. It is a day of recognition, honoring and sacrifice in which she, like many other veterans, have fought bravely to protect her country.
In America, we tend to think of racism as an isolated issue. Cases like those of Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin and Ray Tensing are so prevalent in the media that we tend to advocate for the rights of African Americans in this country first and foremost. In return, we seemingly forget about the greater context of racism as an international phenomena. We forget about our brothers and sisters abroad.
This week, another shooting occurred on U.S. soil. Although no one was hurt in the shooting at the University of Florida. The incident sheds light on a larger issue. Just how many shootings need to occur before an solution is attempted? It is said that hindsight is 20/20.
Here is a look back at some of the deadliest mass shootings in the last three years.
On Wednesday, a panel appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested that minimum wage in New York be raised from $8.75 to $15 an hour for employees of the fast food industry. This change would translate to about $30,000 a year.
Student athletes are about to get a raise and it is about time.
The Center for Medical Change, an anti-abortion group, released a video that was reportedly shot with a hidden camera, showing Planned Parenthood doctor Deborah Nucatola discussing the sale of fetal organs with actors posing as medical professionals.
Wednesday marked the end of American television host David Letterman’s run as host of “Late Show”.
President Obama authorized the U.S. military to deploy up to 1,500 troops to join forces with middle eastern militant groups to combat the Islamic State Group.
Kurdish fighters continue to battle the Islamic State in the Syrian border town Kobani. Over the past few days, thousands have fled from Syria to take refuge in Turkey.
An American NBC News cameraman was confirmed to have Ebola Thursday afternoon in Liberia.