(RNN) – Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexican Independence Day. It marks the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, when Mexican troops defeated invading French forces during the Franco-Mexican War. The battle lasted only a matter of hours, but the celebration continues today in the form of Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for “The Fifth of […]

White teachers tend to have lower expectations of Black students, with far-reaching consequences.   Research from Johns Hopkins University reinforces the case for recruiting and placing more Black teachers in predominantly African-American schools. According to the Washington Post, the study says race has a significant impact on the level of achievement teachers expect from their […]

According to Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, the start of 2015 saw the most sustained period of job creation this century. Indeed, that seems like good news, except for the fact that Black unemployment remains twice that of White unemployment, and wages are stagnant for those who do have jobs. “Many […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – At the Cudell-West Recreation Center off Detroit at West Blvd, huge crowds of voters showed up to cast their ballots; several hundred just within the first several hours. The day seems to be going smoothly at plenty of polling locations, including Trinity Commons. Further west in Lakewood a few minor problems […]

COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Wednesday that with three weeks to go before Election Day, more than 1.4 million Ohioans have either cast or requested an absentee ballot for the November 6 general election. “While many other states prepare for an Election Day that’s three weeks away, in Ohio more than 1.4 […]

(WOIO) – Sears is shutting down between 100 and 200 Sears and Kmart stores. The company is blaming terrible holiday sales. Sears reported poor sales in both consumer electronics and home appliance sales.  Kmart’s declining sales were blamed on a drop in clothing and consumer electronics sales.  Sears says closing stores and selling the inventory […]