Source: New York Daily News A Seattle teen shot and killed a man for his cellphone — then went to a friend’s house and complained the stolen gizmo wasn’t nice enough, police say. Byron White, 17, now faces charges as an adult for killing David Peterson last month in the Washington city’s Greenwood neighborhood. A Seattle teen […]
Lupita Nyong’o delivered an emotional speech during Essence magazine’s seventh annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.
Source: The Huffington Post A Democratic candidate for Congress in Alabama has confirmed that video which surfaced earlier this week of him talking politics on the toilet is real. YellowHammer posted a YouTube video on Monday of Erick Wright’s “Politics on the Throne” — a two-minute segment on everything from abortion to car window tinting. Wright is mounting a 2014 […]
Congressional Black Caucus Brings Resolution Condemning Issa, Asks Boehner To Take His Gavel (Video)
Source: Emma Dumain / RollCall The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus brought a resolution to the floor Thursday condemning Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa and asked Speaker John A. Boehner to take his gavel, after Issa cut off Rep. Elijah E. Cummings’ microphone at a hearing Wednesday. Flanked by CBC colleagues and other Democrats, […]
Bernice King has reluctantly agreed to turn over her father’s personal Bible and Nobel Peace Prize, but she continues to urge her brothers not to sell the historical items.
Source: Ben Goessling / ESPN MINNEAPOLIS — As the Minnesota Vikings head into free agency in search of a veteran quarterback, their franchise player has an idea about what they should do next. Running back Adrian Peterson is interested in the team bringing Michael Vick to Minnesota to be the team’s starter. The 2012 NFL […]
The Senate blocked a bill that would strip senior military commanders of authority to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses in the ranks. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called the vote ‘painful,’ but vowed to keep fighting for victims. (March 6)
Texas Senator Ted Cruz spoke at the opening session of the The Conservative Political Action Committee’s annual meeting in Washington. He called Washington “corrupt” and President Barack Obama “lawless.” (March 6)
Source: Larry Copeland / USA Today ATLANTA — The city’s public school system, already reeling from a far-reaching teacher cheating scandal that is still unfolding, was rocked again Wednesday by new cheating allegations — this time against parents who allegedly falsified documents so their children could attend one of the city’s football powerhouses and play […]
Silicon Valley’s economy is growing, with some of the highest incomes in the U.S. and the largest share of high-wage jobs. But those gains have doubled housing costs over five years while wages for low and middle skilled workers are stagnant. (March 6)