Source: Krissah Thompson / The Washington Post Michelle Obama encouraged the graduates of Bowie State University on Friday morning to live up to the legacy of their university’s founders and the leaders of the civil rights movement by promoting the importance of education in the black community. “Just think about this for a moment — for [...]
WASHINGTON WATCH: The Impact Of Jason Collins Coming Out; Is He A Hero? (VIDEO)Roland Martin talks with National Sports Columnist and Shirley Povich Chair in Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland, Kevin Blackistone; Founder and CEO of the Black Men's Xchange, Cleo Manago and President and CEO for the Center for Black Equity, Earl Fowlkes about NBA Center Jason Collins coming out to announce that he is gay.
Source: Olivia Barker/ USA Today And just like that, the most-discussed — and admired — first lady fashion trend since perhaps Jackie Kennedy’s pillbox is gone. Michelle Obama’s ballyhooed bangs are no more, as evidenced by her commencement speech today at Bowie State University in Maryland. Her new look is a familiar one, a return [...]
Roland Martin talks with Kiera Wilmot, her mother, Marie and their attorney Larry Hardaway about Kiera being arrested and kicked out of school for a science experiment that exploded. Recently charges against Kiera were dismissed.
A Cincinnati court convicted a man of murder after seeing video of the victim, two weeks before his death, blinking to identify the assailant. (May 17)
Fried chicken is the latest ‘luxury’ being smuggled through tunnels from Egypt into Gaza. (May 17)
A mother whose 4-year-old was being abducted chased the suspect down and crashed her vehicle into his car, triggering a manhunt and the arrest of the suspect, Albuquerque police said Thursday. (May 17)
Source: Nick Wing / The Huffington Post Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday cast doubt on the criteria used to decide the 2000 Bush v. Gore case that ultimately delivered the presidency to George W. Bush. Speaking at a gala event for the liberal watchdog group Public Citizen, Stevens said the court’s decision to consider “hanging chads” and [...]
Source: Julie Gordon / Reuters / NBC News Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denies allegations that he smoked crack cocaine, his lawyer told the Toronto Sun on Friday. Reporters for the Toronto Star, a rival Canadian newspaper, and Gawker Media, a U.S. media outlet, said they had seen a video that appears to show Ford smoking [...]
Source: Peter Wilson / USA Today LA VICTORIA, Venezuela – Soraida Gil says she can live without coffee but draws the line at toilet paper. Gil, a 43-year-old Venezuelan housewife, spent two days looking for toilet paper in this city of 150,000 in the central state of Aragua. She found paper towels and napkins but [...]
Source: Shahien Nasiripour and Arthur Delaney / The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — A top Federal Reserve policymaker has raised the possibility that rising inequality may restrain economic growth for several years in a sign the central bank may be worried about the increasing gap between the rich and poor. “In my view, the large and [...]