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Barack Obama’s March Madness Picks
March 21, 2019
It’s time for the Big Dance—and President Obama is ready. Check out his brackets for the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Basketball Championship below. ... read more »
Maxine Waters Blasts Wells Fargo for Bonus to CEO, Calls for his Removal
March 20, 2019
Following the announcement that Wells Fargo President and CEO Timothy Sloan received $2 million in performance-based incentive pay for 2018, and total compensation of $18.4 million for the year, ... read more »
WATCH: Exchange between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Wells Fargo CEO on Funding Private Prisons, Loan Shark Payday Lending and More
March 19, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questions Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan during a House Financial Services Committee hearing. ... read more »
WATCH: Rep. Hank Johnson Questions T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere on Trump Hotel Stays, During Merger Process
March 19, 2019
Rep. Hank Johnson to T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere on Trump Hotel stays: “Do you understand the optics of that, what it looks like? It looks like what’s happening is that T-Mobile is trying to curry favor with the White House.” ... read more »
State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell’s statement on her appointment to L.A. Coliseum Commission
March 19, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell of Los Angeles issued the following statement after being appointed to the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission: “As a third-generation Angeleno, ... read more »
Chess Victory is Ticket Out of Shelter for 8-year-Old Boy
March 19, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — An 8-year-old boy’s victory as New York state chess champion will be his family’s ticket out of a homeless shelter. The New York Times ... ... read more »
UPDATE: Mom Charged in killing of LA-area Girl Trinity Love Jones, who was found in Duffel Bag
March 18, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of her 9-year-old daughter Trinity Love Jones, was found in a duffel bag along a suburban horse trail near Los Angeles, ... read more »
Fox News Hires Donna Brazile as Political Contributor
March 18, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News says it has hired former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile as a political commentator. Brazile had been let go from a similar role at CNN in 2016 after it was revealed that she had shared material about topics that would be addressed at a Democratic forum with Hillary Clinton’s campaign. ... read more »
NC School’s Slavery Role-Playing Game Prompts Investigation
March 17, 2019
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A slavery-themed game played at a North Carolina elementary school during Black History Month has prompted an investigation. News outlets report the New Hanover County Board of Education released a statement Monday saying that using a game to teach about slavery was inappropriate. ... read more »
WATCH: Rare 1920s Footage: All-Black Towns Living the American Dream
March 17, 2019
By the 1920s, Oklahoma was home to some 50 African-American towns, in addition to a large and prosperous black community living in the city of Tulsa. ... read more »
Black Editor Resigns from Newspaper that urged KKK Revival
March 17, 2019
INDEN, Ala. (AP) — An African-American woman who took over the helm of a small-town Alabama newspaper that recently called for the Ku Klux Klan to “ride again” has stepped down after a few weeks, ... read more »
Puzzling Number of Men Tied to Ferguson Protests have Died
March 17, 2019
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. ... read more »
2 Injured in South Los Angeles Explosion Following Gasoline Leak
March 17, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tanker truck leaking gasoline caught fire and caused an explosion that injured two people and sent up a huge plume visible across Los Angeles on Sunday, ... read more »
WATCH: Nate King Cole Rare Performance, Today the Legend Turns 100-March 17
March 17, 2019
Complete wold famous BBC TV special from 1963 September by Nat King Cole in HD resolution. ... read more »
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