Summary Malachi Wilson's parents are Navajo and Kiowa, and they believe that their 5 year-old son's hair is sacred and should not be cut. Although the Texas law sensibly departs from federal law by explicitly providing that religious liberty claims generally cannot be used to overcome civil rights law, the only civil rights at stake in Malachi's case is his own right to attend school without having to change his hair. So it is likely that the school violated Malachi's rights under Texas law when it sent him home from school, in addition to committing several violations of the Constitution.
Summary Martha Wash was sitting in a Los Angeles hotel room, furious and confused. "She merged a gospel voice into pop and dance music seamlessly," says RuPaul, who collaborated with Wash on 1998's "It's Raining Men... the Sequel." "Her voice speaks to both the church and a pop ear and was built to cut through the bass of a dance club. The timbre of her voice is so distinctive and beautiful. A lot of gospel-based singers have come and gone in dance music, but she is the one."
Summary A quiet south Kansas City cul-de-sac with many older residents was the scene Tuesday afternoon of the city's worst multiple killing in more than two and a half years. Jo Lombardino, a longtime member of the Woodbridge Homes Association, said the neighborhood had long considered itself one of the city's safest neighborhoods. Lombardino said the neighborhood had regular meetings with police officers who patrol the area and said she used to participate in the area crime patrol.
Summary Labor Day is now a quintessentially American holiday, but its origins actually lie with our neighbors up north. Soon after, antilabor union laws were repealed. A decade later, union activist Peter McGuire, whom some call the founder of our American Labor Day, spoke at a Canadian labor festival in 1882 and was so impressed that he proposed the idea of a workers' national holiday to a New York labor union later that same year.
Summary US Attorney Confirms Federal Investigation Into White's Death. The coroner subsequently determined that White's death was a suicide, but White's family has disputed that conclusion. The United States Attorney's Office, the FBI, and the Criminal Section of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division are responsible for investigating allegations of civil rights violations by officials acting under color of law, and for determining whether the evidence demonstrates that a civil rights violation occurred and that it was willful.
Summary Jennifer Lopez's loves and losses have played out in the public eye for decades, but the sometimes painful publicity hasn't made the singer gun-shy when it comes to romance. "Everybody has seen that I make mistakes. Every single album I have ever made is about love.
Summary (Aug. 8, 2014) -- It was a weekend of stunning achievement as UTSA football had a dominating 27-7 road victory against Houston on Friday, and UTSA women's volleyball scored its first-ever victory against Texas A&M in a five-set match on Saturday. The university is exploring orange lighting options at the Downtown Campus for future events. UTSA Today is the official news source of The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Summary The New York Times is entering the college-ratings game. For one thing, the Times project may not be the kind of consumer-focused ranking that is familiar to readers of U.S. News, the New York Times Company's promotional language notwithstanding. That puts the Times's project more in the vein of the Washington Monthly's College Guide, which focuses on how much colleges contribute to their students and the country.
Summary Over the past three days, federal judges have blocked a pair of new laws that could have closed most of the 19 abortion clinics in Texas and all five of the facilities in Louisiana. So this mini-hospital setting that requires hallway widths and airflow systems and, you know, sort of a much more intricate and involved physical plant is really designed for much more invasive and complicated surgeries, like knee surgery or eye surgery or surgeries that take three or four hours with general anesthesia, which is just not the complexity of abortion. And so, herein lies the problem, is that the actual cost to build one of those facilities is out of reach for the vast majority of us who serve the women who need abortion care in the state.
Summary Kid Ink dropped his major label debut, My Own Lane, at the top of 2014, but he's already locked in on his follow up. On Tuesday (September 2), the Los Angeles native announced "Body Language," the lead single from his upcoming sophomore album on RCA, due out some time in 2015. The track is produced by Cashmere Cat and Stargate -- the production duo behind smashes like Rihanna and Drake's "What's My Name," Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow," and "Black Widow," the latest from Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora.