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Two weeks ago, 24-year-old DeAndre Bramlett felt hopeless and alone. He had no job, no prospects, and no money to take care of his son, Kamyron, only a year old. Tuesday, he turned 25. And in all his 25 years, DeAndre had never had a birthday cake. That all changed...
The life expectancy at birth for an African-American man born as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in 1929 would have been about 47, according to Vol. 50, No. 6 of the National Vital Statistics Reports. For women, it would have been 49. The ages for white men and white...
According to a Gallup poll, former first lady Michelle Obama has been named America’s most admired woman of 2018, knocking Hillary Clinton from the top spot for the first time in 17 years, CNN reports. Mrs. Obama released a memoir, “Becoming,” and is currently on a multi-city book tour that is...
A local Whitehaven McDonald’s kicked off the Holiday season with a little breakfast and a lot of laughter, courtesy of movie and TV sitcom star Marlon Wayans. “You know, I’m just really happy to be here,” said Wayans, on hand to help promote McDonald’s new Triple Breakfast Stacks. “I love...
In New Orleans’ creole and Cajun culture, there’s a word called “lagniappe.” Pronounced “lan-yap,” it’s one of those regional words that can be difficult to translate, but it loosely refers to a “little something extra” you might receive at a restaurant – a generous gesture, a gift from the...