- Florida elementary school teacher sends home spelling list with racial slur.
- Session’s DOJ compiled a report identifying Black Identity Extremists as America’s most prominent terrorist threat.
- Tweet by Carmen Yulín Cruz.
- Navajo lawmaker harassed by Arizona Trump supporters accusing him of being here ‘illegally’.
- The neo-Nazi suspected of murdering a gay Jewish student allegedly trained with a hate group.
- Tweet by Congressman. Paul Gosar, DDS
- Walmart shopper claims store locks up African-American products.
- FEMA is cutting Puerto Rico off from food and water aid.
- Click here to see the advertisement for this nail polish.
- Tweet by Jon Favreau.
MORE GOOD NEWS, VICTORIES & HEROES
- Millions of people from all over the world marched to commemorate the first anniversary of the historic Women’s March. The Atlantic
- Congress has finally restored funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). NPR
- Over 100 truly brave young survivors told their heart-shattering stories of abuse and spoke out against serial child molester Larry Nassar. Refinery29
- Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has become a fierce advocate for the young women abused by former U.S.A. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Judge Aquilina told a young woman after her testimony — “Leave your pain here and go out and do your magnificent things.” New York Times
- Congratulations to Senator Tammy Duckworth! The Senator announced her pregnancy on Tuesday and will become the first senator to give birth while in office. Mashable
- In 1955, Helen Grace James was kicked out of the Air Force for being a lesbian — over sixty years later, at 90 years old, she filed a lawsuit that prompted the Air Force to change her discharge from “undesirable” to “honorable.” Washington Post
- Laverne Cox became Cosmopolitan’s first out trans woman to be featured on the magazine’s cover. Bustle
- Director Yance Ford became the first openly trans man nominated for an Oscar. Slate
- The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will host the highest number of openly LGBTQ athletes to participate in the Winter Olympics. Human Rights Campaign
- California’s newest budget uses a science-based approach to allocate funds for the state’s most pressing issues. News Deeply
- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the state’s current congressional districts are unconstitutional and ordered officials to redraw the map before the 2018 primary. Fast Company
- Thanks to a ballot initiative led by the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, 1 million former felons may get their voting rights restored this November. ThinkProgress
- The bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors canceled a scheduled White House meeting with Trump after the administration threatened to withhold funding from sanctuary cities. NBC News
- In-N-Out Burger pays its store managers an average yearly salary of more than $160,000 and offers employees 401(k) plans, paid vacation, and dental and vision coverage. SFGate
- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. SFGate
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