Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther

A new Marvel

Movies | Black Panther, for the most part, lives up to its grand expectations
by Megan Basham
Posted 2/14/18, 03:22 pm

A lot of hopes have been riding on Black Panther, one of the few major studio releases to center on a black superhero, and the first one to do so in the Avengers series. The movie bears burdens that no other Marvel film bears, and, in most respects, it stands tall under the pressure.

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Hawaii mulls background checks for homeschool parents

Education | Latest attempt to prevent abuse wastes resources that could help protect an at-risk child
by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/14/18, 02:18 pm

Hawaii has become the latest state to consider new restrictions for homeschooling families following high-profile abuse cases.

State Sen. Kaialii Kahele recently introduced legislation that would require Child Welfare Services to conduct a background check on any parent requesting permission to homeschool. Current law only requires homeschooling families to ensure curriculum meets state standards, keep basic records, and submit annual progress reports. Kahele filed his bill after the deaths of two children in his district, both of whom were homeschooled.

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Southern states announce civil rights trail on MLK Day

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/15/18, 11:41 am

Fourteen states announced a joint effort today to preserve sites important in the civil rights movement. The U.S. Civil Rights Trail links 130 attractions across the South, from the place where lynching victim Emmett Till was found dead near Glendora, Miss., to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Many states have promoted their landmarks individually over the years, but the trail is the first single push to get visitors to take in civil rights history as a whole across state lines.

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