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Queens Mother Lavona Batts Sues Catholic School for Telling Her Son He Could Not Wear His Hair in Cornrows

Lavona Batts’ 8-year-old son attended his first day of school at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy in Jamaica, Queens, wearing his hair in cornrows. When his grandmother, Joan, picked him up, the principal rubbed the top of the boy’s head and said, “We don’t accept this,” according to Batts’ complaint. The…

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Andrew Cuomo Uses N-word in Radio Interview

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo used the n-word live on-air during a radio interview Tuesday. Cuomo, who regularly appears as a guest on The Roundtable with Alan Chartock on WAMC Northeast Public Radio, was discussing the controversy around celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Columbus Day simultaneously on Monday. Early on…