Sunday, May 22, 2022

National

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 CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The widow of a fallen soldier criticized President Donald Trump Monday over his condolence call last week, saying she was angered by his tone and that he couldn't remember her husband's name. Trump...
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,...
By Jesse Washington, The Undefeated Editor’s Note: The following is the second of a special series by The Undefeated on African American police officers. Shared here with permission, this is an abbreviated version of this story, with links to the...
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...
Missy Elliott built a hip hop and R&B empire by singing and rapping catchy tunes, but she also wrote and produced some of pop’s most memorable tunes, thus earning her a nomination for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame—a prestigious organization...
By Stacy M. Brown -- The coronavirus (COVID-19) is no longer a problem for China. And, it's not some passing bug that causes only little to worry. The deadly illness now has many in an almost panic-like state as new...
Nearly two weeks prior to Vice President Mike Pence touching down in Memphis, officials at the National Civil Rights Museum received word that he wanted to visit during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend celebration. “Secret Service initially contacted...
While U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos isn't convincing members of Congress to expand education choices for families, she found a more receptive audience Monday in Tennessee. DeVos joined Gov. Bill Lee to visit a Nashville charter school where students...
by Vanessa Etienne -- (bet.com) --  Earl G. Graves Sr., the founder and publisher of Black Enterprise, has died at 85. According to his son Earl “Butch” Graves Jr., he passed away at 9:22 p.m. on April 6 after a long fight...