Here at NJ Spark, more than a dozen Rutgers students will be reporting on social injustices in and around the New Brunswick area.
However, these issues happen everywhere. Here’s some recent news highlights:
- Suicide bomber targets Christians during an Easter weekend outing, killing 65 people and injuring 300–mostly women and children. A faction of the Pakistani Taliban claimed they are responsible for the attack.
- A group of protesters disturbed an Easter egg hunt for children at Church Hill, Tenn., holding picket signs and a stuffed bunny on a cross.
- Sean “Diddy” Combs has announced he will open a charter school in New York City with its main focus on social justice, according to the LA Times.
- California has blood test results showing dangerously high levels of lead in children, but unlike other states, the effort to use these findings to pinpoint which neighborhoods has the worse lead contaminated water has not taken off.
- Twitter’s CEO says it will start addressing its staff diversity issue, according to The Boston Globe. Jack Dorsey said at National Society of Black Engineers in Boston that his company is trying to hire more female and minority employees.