The Conversation Perhaps on the outside looking in, the events at the University of Missouri appear baffling. Theyre not. I taught there from 1996 to 2008. The recent racist incidents and lackadaisical administration response, which sparked the amazing display of student solidarity, is part and parcel of a long-established pattern. Long history of racism Founded
Reuters The New York Police Department said it had bolstered security at high-profile locations around the largest U.S. city on Friday in response to what officials believe were coordinated attacks in Paris which have killed at least 140 people. After news of the carnage, officers from the NYPDs Counterterrorism Response Command and other special units
Reuters A large, private Christian university in Arizona has decided to extend full spousal benefits to the married partners of its gay and lesbian employees despite continued adherence to religious principles reserving marriage solely for heterosexual couples. Grand Canyon University officials said on Friday the benefits will now be extended to same-sex couples throughout the
Agence France-Presse French President Francois Hollande was on his way to the Bataclan concert where around 100 people were killed during a hostage-taking late Friday, the presidents office said. Hollande was travelling with Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Justice Minister Christiane Taubira.
Arturo Garcia A terrorist attack against the Bataclan concert hall in Paris left 100 people dead before security forces shot and killed two of the reputed culprits, Agence France-Presse reported. The venue, which hosted a performance by the American band Eagles of Death Metal, was the scene of one of several attacks on Friday night.
Agence France-Presse One of the attackers at a Paris concert hall where at least 15 people were killed Friday fired into the crowd shouting Allahu akbar (God is greatest), a witness said. France has declared a state of emergency after at least 39 people have been killed in attacks across seven locations across the capital.
Agence France-Presse President Barack Obama condemned the series of deadly attacks across Paris Friday as an attack on all of humanity and pledged to work with France to bring those responsible to justice. Whenever these kinds of attacks happen, weve always been able to count on the French people to stand with us. They have
Missouri governor appoints African-American board member at Mizzou amid protests over racial equality
Reuters Missouris Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has named a black Federal Reserve Bank executive to the Board of Curators at the University of Missouri, as students across the country protested in the name of equal rights for minorities on college campuses. On Friday Nixon said Yvonne Sparks, an assistant vice president for the Federal Reserve
Reuters After a week in which he hosted Saturday Night Live and stood center-stage at a Republican debate, Donald Trump is surging among Republicans likely to cast votes in the partys presidential primary. According to the five-day rolling Reuters/Ipsos presidential poll, Trump has leapt some 17 percentage points among likely Republican voters since Nov. 6,
Agence France-Presse Sirens blaring, blood on the roads, weeping relatives: nightmare scenes played out on the streets of Paris on Friday night as at least 120 people were killed in simultaneous attacks. Pierre Montfort lives close to a Cambodian restaurant on Rue Bichat, where one of seven attacks took place in a night of bloodshed
Bethania Palma Markus A former member of the militia group Oath Keepers is organizing an open-carry march for black gun owners, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Sam Andrews, a white gun shop owner, told the paper he wanted to hold the rally in Ferguson after being told by African-Americans the Second Amendment doesnt extend to