The 19-year-old brother of a Sandy Hook shooting victim is running for public office

The 19-year-old brother of a Sandy Hook shooting victim is running for public office

JT Lewis, the brother of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis who was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting, is running for Connecticut state senate. He’ll be challenging Republican state Sen. Tony Hwang, who is in his third term representing the state’s 28th district — which includes Newtown, where the massacre took place. In his campaign video, which…

Stanford University is investigating a noose hanging near a student residence

Stanford University is investigating a noose hanging near a student residence

Stanford University is looking into reports of a noose found hanging near a campus residence — which could become a hate crime investigation. Over the weekend, Stanford Department of Public Safety deputies found a white rope, about three feet long, suspended from a tall bush, according to a statement released by the California university Tuesday.…

Former Ebony publishing company is auctioning off its historic photo archive, containing more than 4 million photos, to pay its creditors

Former Ebony publishing company is auctioning off its historic photo archive, containing more than 4 million photos, to pay its creditors

Ebony and Jet magazines were once pinnacles of black American culture. Their photographs were windows into intimate moments of black celebrities, and they were known for their everyday depictions of middle class black life, especially Ebony magazine. “It was Ebony that took to remind America of black people’s humanity,” said Jeffrey McCune, a professor of…