Eatonville neighbors look to stop sale of last acres of Hungerford School property

EATONVILLE, Fla. — Neighbors and some town leaders in Eatonville want to stop the last 100 acres of a historical piece of land from being sold to developers. The Hungerford School was founded in 1889 as the first school for African Americans in Central Florida. It was given to Orange County Public Schools in the ‘50s and now people in the town are working with the Southern Poverty Law Center with hopes of getting it back so that the town and its people get the benefits.
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Berkshire Black Economic Council head explains role in transitional committee for incoming Healey-Driscoll administration

In late November, Governor-elect Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor-elect Kim Driscoll announced the members of six transition policy committees as they prepare to take office in January. With two-term Republican Charlie Baker stepping aside, the Democratic ticket easily prevailed in the general election. Among the transition team advisors is A.J. Enchill, a Pittsfield native and head of the BBEC.

Viewpoint: How should we reckon with history's uncomfortable truths about disability?

On December 3, it was International Day of People with Disability, a day dedicated to understanding disability rights, issues and promotion of disability inclusion, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. A core focus of this day is to recognize both how far we have come, and the remaining challenges...

Opinion: Disabled people are excluded by unmasked protesting

Editor’s Note: This story contains references to sexual assault. I was excited about the protest against sexual assault on Nov. 10. I was so happy there was something planned to bring people together to support survivors. But after reading the promotional infographics and seeing the photos everyone posted, no one even mentioned masks. A protest in honor of survivors was unsafe to the most impacted group: disabled women.
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Loudoun County to Vote on School Segregation Study

A local Virginia government is taking steps toward potential reparations for families directly impacted by school segregation. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a measure to fund research detailing how families were harmed by the county's past efforts to fight desegregation in schools. Loudoun was one...
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Donald Suggs Jr. Way

On a bright, crisp morning in October, a crowd of Donald Suggs Jr.’s friends, neighbors, and family from across the country gathered at the southwest corner of East 6th street and Avenue B in New York City’s East Village. In front of a verdant community garden, they witnessed the unveiling of the street sign “Donald Suggs Jr. Way,” 10 years and 10 days after Donald’s death.

Repairing abandoned houses found to reduce nearby gun violence

Installing new doors and windows, trash cleanup, and weeding at abandoned houses in Philadelphia led to substantial drops in nearby gun violence, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings suggest that fixing dilapidated, abandoned houses is an inexpensive intervention that local governments can add to their prevention efforts to address the current gun violence crisis.

Rochester Man Accused of Starting Fire in Olmsted County Jail

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Rochester man is expected to face charges for allegedly starting a fire in the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center Friday afternoon. Olmsted County Sheriff’s Captain James Schueller said 45-year-old Devon Sackett is expected to face charges for felony property damage and possibly 3rd-degree arson. Sackett is also accused of tearing off a sprinkler head and using it to smash out a half-inch thick plexiglass window in a different part of the jail.

Is classroom inclusion or segregation best for children with special needs?

The question of whether to place children with special needs in grades K–12 into inclusive educational settings or into segregated classrooms is a persistent one among education researchers and policymakers. Results from an analysis published in the Campbell Systematic Reviews suggest that, in general, inclusion neither increases nor decreases learning and psychosocial adjustment of children with special needs.

Sask. auditor’s report flags issues around administrative segregation at correctional facilities

A report achieved by Saskatchewan’s provincial auditor noticed the necessity to give suggestions to the Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Security after an audit identified the inconsistency round inmate administrative segregation. The report, which was launched on Tuesday, says administrative segregation is used at correctional services to maintain...

Nikole Hannah-Jones exposes racist letter on Instagram

On Monday, New York Times Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones posted a letter on Instagram (without a return address) mailed last November, which contained overtly racist and incendiary language. Hannah-Jones, most known for conceptualizing and carrying out the critically-acclaimed 1619 Project, has long been a target of far-right extremism, with...