Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty

Source: Lyndsey Layton/Washington Post For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, according to a new analysis of 2013 federal data, a statistic that has profound implications for the nation.The Southern Education Foundation reports that 51 percent of students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in the 2012-2013 school year were eligible …

2 LAPD officers are charged with sexually assaulting women while on duty

Source: Kate Mather/Los Angeles Times Two Los Angeles police officers have been charged with sexual assaults on four women, usually while the officers were on duty, prosecutors said Wednesday. James Christopher Nichols and Luis Gustavo Valenzuela were charged Tuesday with multiple counts, including forcible rape, rape under color of authority and oral copulation under the color of authority, the Los Angeles County district …

This Fact About Women Of The Black Panther Party May Surprise You

Source: Taryn Finley/Huffpost Black Voices The Black Panther Party, a militant and revolutionary group that fought for the empowerment of the black community, is arguably often associated with its black male leaders. Meanwhile, the women of the party are often neglected — and director Stanley Nelson Jr. hopes to change that narrative. Nelson is the director of a new documentary …