Starting with the 2018-19 school year, Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson, Mississippi will be renamed in honor of Barack Obama. “Jefferson Davis, although infamous in his own right, would probably not be too happy about a diverse school promoting the education of the very individuals he fought to be enslaved named after him,” the local PTA president said during a meeting about the change. (: AP)
Calvin Cooksey sued Frank Ocean for $14.5 million for a Tumblr post from 2016, in which the R&B singer recalled his dad calling a transgender waitress a “faggot.” “I was six years old when I heard my dad call our transgender waitress a faggot as he dragged me out a neighborhood diner saying we wouldn’t be served because she was dirty,” he wrote, while aiming to bring awareness to anti-gay and anti-trans prejudices. A judge said Cooksey failed to prove he defamed him at all. (: @gettyimages)
For years, 28-year-old Kyleigha Scott lived with an emotional reminder of the domestic violence she endured from an ex-boyfriend who shattered her front tooth. But that changed earlier this month when a kind dentist went above and beyond to give her a perfect smile
McKayla Maroney says that she was sexually abused by her former USA Women Gymnastics and Olympics team doctor Larry Nassar. The two-time Olympic medalist spoke out about the alleged abuse as part of the #MeToo movement. “People should know that this is not just happening in Hollywood,” she tweeted. (: @gettyimages)
These photos perfectly capture a Quinceañera, one of the most important rites of passage for girls in Hispanic and Latin communities. “Despite the difficulties that we live with in the United States as migrants, we celebrate and celebrate in a big way,” photographer @cinthyasantosb told BuzzFeed News about her project
Michelle Liu is a 21-year-old from Boston who began chinning in school as a reaction to the pressures of looking a certain way. "As an alternative to traditional beauty, I started chinning to look silly in photos." All photos @chinventures.