What The Little Rock Nine Endured For A Better Education

Watch Video Monday marks the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine’s first full day at Central High School — one of the first schools to test the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision. “I could hear the noise, the name-calling and stuff, but I didn’t know that people were getting knocked down with sticks and bats and bricks and all that,” Jefferson Thomas said in 2004 about his first day at Central High School. “It took a long time for me to realize how much danger I faced.” In the weeks prior to Sept. 25, 1957, Arkansas’ governor deployed the National Guard to prevent the integration. Troops… Read More

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? All of the players in the original blockbuster deal that sent Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks

The Carmelo Anthony era with the New York Knicks is now over as he has been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. This is now the second time Anthony has been dealt in a league-altering move. In 2011, a blockbuster trade between the Knicks and the Denver Nuggets ended the saga known as “Melo-drama,” with a deal that was supposed to form a super-team with Amar’e Stoudemire. Revisiting that deal remains fascinating. With so many changing parts — don’t forget, the Minnesota Timberwolves were involved in the trade, too! — it resonated throughout the league. With the help of Pro Sports Transactions, we tracked down where all of the players… Read More

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Trump reportedly improvised calling Kim Jong Un ‘rocket man’ at his UN speech after aides warned him against it

President Donald Trump ignored senior aides’ warnings not to personally antagonize North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, The Los Angeles Times reported. Trump said at the UN that if North Korea didn’t back down from its nuclear aggression, the US would “have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.” “No nation on earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles,” Trump said. The president then went back to his latest nickname for the North Korean leader, saying, “Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself… Read More

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‘Find something else to do!’: Trump continues his war of words against NFL players in tweetstorm

President Donald Trump took to Twitter again on Saturday to continue his attacks on NFL players protesting the national anthem. “If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem,” Trump tweeted. “If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do!” The tweets come the day after Trump said that if a player protests the national anthem owners should “Get that son of a b—- off the field,” in an apparent reference to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick… Read More

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