Ohio college production casts white actor as Martin Luther King Jr. in biographical play

Ohio college production casts white actor as Martin Luther King Jr. in biographical play

Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian Kent University production of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop featured a white and black actor, which Hall says was ‘disrespectful’ and a ‘disservice’ The casting of a white actor as Martin Luther King in an Ohio university production of Katori Hall’s acclaimed play The Mountaintop was “a disservice to not just Dr

Missouri University police arrest 19-year-old Hunter Park over threat to ‘shoot every black person I see’

Missouri University police arrest 19-year-old Hunter Park over threat to ‘shoot every black person I see’

Reuters University of Missouri police on Wednesday arrested a 19-year-old white man on suspicion of making what it called a “terrorist threat” on social media to shoot black people. Police identified the suspect as Hunter M. Park from Rolla, Missouri, about 95 miles (150 km) south of the Columbia campus of the University of Missouri.

Republican White House hopefuls struggle to break 2016 deadlock

Republican White House hopefuls struggle to break 2016 deadlock

Agence France-Presse Republican White House hopefuls struggled to break away from the pack in an election debate with fewer personal barbs, but some feisty exchanges on immigration and national security. Eight top candidates gathered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a forum that distilled differences between candidates in substance and style, but did little to dramatically change

Mexico senator proposes legalizing medical marijuana

Mexico senator proposes legalizing medical marijuana

Agence France-Presse A Mexican senator introduced a bill to authorize medical marijuana, as a new poll showed support for such legislation but opposition to broader legalization following a landmark Supreme Court ruling. The court opened the door to legalizing cannabis last week when it authorized four people to grow pot for their personal, recreational consumption.

Marco Rubio is wrong: Working philosophers make almost twice as much as welders

Marco Rubio is wrong: Working philosophers make almost twice as much as welders

International Business Times

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came out in support for vocational training programs Tuesday night at the fourth Republican primary debate. While responding to a question about why he wouldn’t raise the minimum wage and what government initiatives he would roll back, Rubio said he thought one of the ways the United States could help its workers…