Officials at the Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark, N.J., plan to investigate an incident in which a visiting girls basketball team found a black dummy hanging from its neck in a room they were assigned, the Courier News and Home Tribune reports. According to the report, when girls from the Plainfield High School basketball team arrived at the Arthur L. Johnson school for an 11 a.m. game Saturday, the girls found a black dummy hanging from its neck by a string with a basketball attached to it. Advertisement The Plainfield girls opened the door to a classroom they were given to use as a team room and were greeted by the dummy, which had eyes that appeared to be bulging from its head and a gaping mouth, the Tribune describes. Plainfield first-year head coach Keshon Bennett confirmed the discovery and said that his team continued to play after seeing the dummy, ultimately losing 64-20. The Plainfield girls quickly left the school after the game was over. "We have been made aware … [Read more...] about NJ High School Investigating Hanging Black Dummy Found by Girls Basketball Team
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Punk vets Against Me! have a new album coming out this month. But while Shape Shift With Me won’t be out until September 16, the band has released a new music video for the album today, giving fans another glimpse of its latest stylistic shift. Directed by Say Anything star Ione Skye, “333” is a plum little piece of sexual psychodrama, starring Skye’s old friend, Orange Is The New Black’s Natasha Lyonne, as a ’60s-style housewife trying to keep herself some semblance of sane. Co-starringBates Motel’s Andrew Howard, it’s a stylish backdrop for Laura Jane Grace’s screaming vocals and the band’s driving percussion. Meanwhile, Grace’s memoir, Tranny: Confessions Of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout, is out on November 15, and the band is about to head on tour, both for headlining dates, and with Bad Religion, starting today. You can see the tour dates—and the track listing for Shape Shift With … [Read more...] about Natasha Lyonne and
Milk. It's great on cereal, with cookies, and in your mouth when you've eaten too many peppers, but horrible when you pour some and chunks fall into your glass. It's easy tell when milk is obviously expired—when it looks more like yogurt than liquid—but what about before that? How do you know if you're throwing away milk too early—or too late? You may think you can tell if a milk is still good by the sniff test, or by a quick taste test, but unless your superpower is a heightened sense of smell, the smell test isn't all that accurate until quite a bit of time after milk has gone bad. All milk cartons have a sell-by or expiration date stamped on them, and because we all hate throwing away food, we treat these as more of a suggestion than a rule. But is that right? Advertisement We asked some food safety experts whether or not it's safe to drink milk after the printed expiration date. And if so, for how long? Here's what they said. The sell-by date and the … [Read more...] about Are You Throwing Out Milk Too Early?
She’s just eleven years old and just made history. Charlotte Nebres is starring as Marie, the young heroine of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, which opened Friday at New York City Ballet. She’s the first black ballerina to be cast in the lead role for the prestigious company. Advertisement The Madison, NJ native’s barrier breaking achievement is a milestone for the holiday-themed production, which dates back to February 2, 1954 — when Balanchine put his own spin on the E.T.A Hoffman’s Set to Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky’s classic score, Balanchine’s The Nutcracker features the New York City Ballet’s entire roster of more than 150 dancers and musicians, as well as more than 125 children, in two alternating casts, from the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet. Nebres, whose mother is of Trinidadian descent and dad’s side is from the Philippines, was six years old when Misty Copeland … [Read more...] about 11-Year-Old Ballerina Charlotte Nebres Makes History as First Black Lead in NYC Ballet’s
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is begging for donations to keep his campaign going. Again. On an appearance on Face The Nation on CBS on Sunday, Booker implored people that if they like his message, their donations are necessary. For a campaign that is resonating, sure seems like a long ask! Advertisement Host John Dickerson asked the junior senator if his presidential campaign is “facing a do or die moment” because Booker for the next Democratic primary debate on Dec. 19. Booker had a long-winded was of saying yes, his campaign is on its last legs, before the Dec. 12 debate “It- it- it is facing one of those moments where — and people have responded to this before — that if you want me in this race, if you want my voice and message, which is resonating, then I need help. Booker has met the donor threshold but has not met the polling qualifications, according to NBC News’ tally. This isn’t the first time Booker hasa campaign memo told … [Read more...] about Cory Booker Is Begging for Money Again