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PETA Calls Out Michelle Obama On Use Of Real Eggs In The White House’s Annual Easter Egg Roll

PETA Calls Out Michelle Obama On Use Of Real Eggs In The White House’s Annual Easter Egg Roll

Source: theGrio PETA, the infamous animal rights organization, is taking first lady Michelle Obama to task for the use of real eggs in the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll. However, the activist group is using a more light-hearted tactic than their usual approach, employing adorable kids to get their message across. “We need to talk!” […]

Governor Will Automatically Restore Voting Rights For All Virginians With A Drug Record

Governor Will Automatically Restore Voting Rights For All Virginians With A Drug Record

Source:  Nicole Flatow / Think Progress The Virginia Constitution does not allow anyone with a felony conviction to vote unless their rights have been restored by the governor. But on Friday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced he would immediately restore voting rights to anyone who has completed their sentence for a drug offense, and reduce the waiting […]

Howard University President Emeritus H. Patrick Swygert Discusses The P. Diddy Commencement Speech Controversy

Howard University President Emeritus H. Patrick Swygert Discusses The P. Diddy Commencement Speech Controversy

Today On the Tom Joyner Morning Show: Roland Martin talks to H. Patrick Swygert, President Emeritus at Howard University about the controversial decision to allow Diddy to speak at the 2014 Spring commencement, at the disapproval of some of its students. “The decision to invite a commencement speaker is a decision of the board of trustees, typically made upon […]

Veteran ‘NBA On TNT’ Sideline Reporter Craig Sager Battling Leukemia

Veteran ‘NBA On TNT’ Sideline Reporter Craig Sager Battling Leukemia

Source:  Andy Clayton / New York Daily News Craig Sager, the veteran sideline reporter famous for his colorful attire, is battling leukemia. The news was shared via Twitter by his son Craig Sager Jr. “My Dad’s 3-4-week acute leukemia treatment starts tmrw,” Sager Jr. tweeted on Thursday night. “Be thinking of him & let’s get him […]

Donovan McNabb Spends Day In Arizona Jail

Donovan McNabb Spends Day In Arizona Jail

Source: AP / theGrio MESA, Ariz.  — Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show McNabb served his time Wednesday and was released about 1:30 a.m. Thursday. McNabb, 37, was arrested Dec. 15 […]

ESPN’s Stuart Scott: ‘Trying To Kick Cancer’s A**’ (VIDEO)

ESPN’s Stuart Scott: ‘Trying To Kick Cancer’s A**’ (VIDEO)

The man who “put the hip hop in sportscasting” gives a look at his life and battle with cancer. ABC US News | ABC Business News

Arizona Judge Says ‘Proof Evident’ In Sharper Rape Case

Arizona Judge Says ‘Proof Evident’ In Sharper Rape Case

Source: Brent Schrotenboer / USA Today PHOENIX — A Phoenix judge ruled Thursday that former NFL star Darren Sharper is not entitled to bail in Arizona, finding “proof evident and presumption great” that he raped a woman in Tempe on Nov. 21. In making his ruling, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Warren Granville cited DNA evidence from […]

Congressman Tells Black Constituent He’s Not Sure The Civil Rights Act Is Constitutional

Congressman Tells Black Constituent He’s Not Sure The Civil Rights Act Is Constitutional

Source: Scott Keyes / Think Progress GAINESVILLE, Florida — Last week, former presidents and dignitaries celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which bans many forms of employment discrimination and whites-only lunch counters, among other things. This week, a Republican congressman declared that he’s not sure if the Civil Rights Act is even constitutional. […]

NY High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

NY High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

Source: CBS New York SOUTH HUNTINGTON, N.Y. – Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school. Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’sHigh School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school. As […]

Basil Paterson, NYC Political Leader And Father Of Ex-Governor David Paterson, Dead At 87

Basil Paterson, NYC Political Leader And Father Of Ex-Governor David Paterson, Dead At 87

Source: AP / theGrio NEW YORK  — Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87. Paterson died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to a family statement that did not give the cause of death. He […]

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