Monday, January 17, 2022

National

by Stacy M. Brown -- Payments from the $2.3 trillion federal coronavirus stimulus package have begun hitting individual bank accounts. In a memo, IRS Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the first round of payments were sent on Thursday, April 9, and...
by Dalisia Brye, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Myron Howell is an African American who plays drums for Nashville’s country music superstar Jake Owens. And while there is rarity in that, this story does not chronicle that aspect of...
Having covered President Donald Trump's campaign rally at the Landers Center on Tuesday, I came away thinking of hockey: It's one thing to watch it on TV, and an entirely different thing to be in the building. Speaking to a...
Well-renowned rapper/actor Antwon “Big Boi” Patton has secured the role of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy in the upcoming film, “The Bobby DeBarge Story.” Big Boi works alongside actor Roshon Fegan, who plays the lead role of Bobby DeBarge. The...
Renowned trial lawyer Benjamin Crump says almost every police-shooting case he’s ever tried involved Tennessee vs. Garner, a landmark case that originated with a police shooting in Memphis in 1974. The Tennessee vs. Garner decision prohibits police officers from shooting...
When you are the jury foreperson in a high-profile trial that affects the fortunes of the sitting president of the United States, a related post on your Facebook page will make you a sought-after interview. Such is the case...
By Candace J. Semien (The Drum/NNPA Member) At a time when many messages for young girls seem to be conflicting, Baton Rouge teens are experiencing an influx of organizations and programs designed to show them how amazing and powerful they...
Pelting rain and gathering winds are no match for the spirit of a crowd filled with individuals who declare themselves rooted in righteousness. Such was the case at Mason Temple 50 years ago. And so it was on Tuesday...
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the high school Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others. ABC,...
Pence views video of lunch-counter sit-ins challenging segregation. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)