Editorial credit: Caroline Coppel The DC chapter of One Home, Many Hopes celebrated its Kenya director’s U.S. visit last Thursday, hosting “Small Things with Great Love: An Evening with Anthony Mulongo” in his honor. The reception and presentation highlighted the … Continue reading One Home, Many Hopes annual reception
WASHINGTON, D.C (March 11, 2011) — Everybody Wins! DC (EW!DC) is proud to announce that District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray will be the 2011 keynote speaker and CNN White House Correspondent Brianna Keilar will serve as the emcee for its 16th Annual … Continue reading Mayor Vincent C. Gray to Headline Everybody Wins! DC's 16th Annual Gala Celebration on Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I thought this was America. Gerardo Martinez, principal at a Massachusetts elementary school in Brookline is asking parents to fill out a permission slip indicating whether or not their child can participate in the daily recital of the pledge of … Continue reading Permission slips for "Pledge of Allegiance"
It’s working! A school in Tampa bay is utilizing some of its $350,000 in stimulus money to give out iPods to parents who filled out a survey about how to get parents involved with the school system. Don’t worry–it was a grueling ten-minute long online survey, so these parents were really deserving of a taxpayer-funded bit of technology. Continue reading Stimulus dollars buy iPods–for parents!
Forget dancefloor makeout. Tweens from Union Grove High School are in for a surprise when they show up to their next dance. They will find a new set of rules posted on the door, and to give you a SparkNotes version: stop having sex with clothes on when you’re fourteen. It’s great that we’re regulating this, but it’s also rather depressing that this has to be explicitly written. “When dancing back to front, all dancers must remain upright – no sexual bending is allowed,” the policy reads. “Examples are, no hands on knees, and no hands on the dance floor … Continue reading High School dance rules: You actually can't have sex on the dancefloor
Since Kanye apparently didn’t do a good enough job as the posterboy for reasonless white people-hating, here’s a video (note: somewhat disturbing) of a white student getting beat up for sitting by a crowd of black students on the school bus. The incident occurred in Bellville West, Illinois, and the tape shows that basically the bus driver didn’t give a crap when his bus full of students got rowdy and violent. This case has many parallels to the Duke Lacrosse team “rapings” except: A) this actually happened, and B) we can’t immediately play the race card. When the Duke Lacrosse … Continue reading Lone white student getting beaten on school bus "could be racially motivated"