Military investigating allegations that missing Fort Hood soldier was sexually harassed

The military launched an investigation into allegations that a missing soldier who vanished from her post at Fort Hood earlier this year was sexually harassed, officials said Thursday. In a statement released by Fort Hood, officials said that the Army commander of Private First Class Vanessa Guillen’s regiment had appointed an investigative team to examine […]

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From Juneteenth to the Tulsa massacre: What isn’t taught in classrooms has a profound impact

A Connecticut fourth grade social studies textbook falsely claimed that slaves were treated just like “family.” A Texas geography textbook referred to enslaved Africans as “workers.” In Alabama, up until the 1970s, fourth graders learned in a textbook called “Know Alabama” that slave life on a plantation was “one of the happiest ways of life.” […]

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When Byron Williams died saying ‘I can’t breathe,’ few protested. Now his family is fighting for justice.

Jeffery Thompkins stood at a community rally with thousands of protesters this month, listening as they chanted, “I can’t breathe.” They were shouting the last words of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25 with an officer’s knee on his neck. Floyd’s final moments were captured on video by a […]

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