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Famed for “Immortal” Cells, Henrietta Lacks is Immortalized in Portraiture at National Museum of African American History of Culture and the National Portrait Gallery
January 18, 2019
Kadir Nelson’s portrait captures the grace and kindness of Henrietta Lacks while nodding to her enduring biomedical legacy. (NPG and NMAAHC, Gift from Kadir Nelson and the JKBN Group LLC) In life, ... read more »
BREAKING NEWS: Sony Music Drops R. Kelly from its Roster
January 18, 2019
R Kelly  ...   ... has decided to dissolve its working relationship with R. Kelly, Variety has learned. No external announcement of the move is planned in the immediate future, ... read more »
Weekend Winter Storm to Sweep across Midwest into Northeast
January 18, 2019
CHICAGO (AP) — A strong winter storm system is forecast to sweep across the Midwest into New England, bringing double-digit snow accumulations and high winds. The National Weather Service on Friday had winter storm warnings and watches in effect from the Dakotas, ... read more »
REDEMPTION SONG: Man Exonerated after 45 Years Sells his Prison Art to Get By
January 18, 2019
Richard Phillips Wire Photo FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — Richard Phillips said he didn’t mope much during the 45 years he wrongfully spent in prison. He painted watercolors in his cell: warm landscapes, ... read more »
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell Releases Statement on LAUSD Strike
January 18, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell of Los Angeles today issued the following statement regarding the ongoing strike by the United Teachers of Los Angeles in the Los Angeles Unified School District: “I am both a product of LAUSD and the parent of a former LAUSD student.  ... read more »
LeBron James Medical Update
January 17, 2019
LeBron James was evaluated by team medical staff and physicians Wednesday. ... read more »
Gladys Knight to Sing National Anthem at the Super Bowl
January 17, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Gladys Knight will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at this year’s Super Bowl. The  ...  says she’s proud to use her voice to “unite and represent our country” in her hometown of Atlanta. ... read more »
UPDATE: Rep. Elijah Cummings Statement on Efforts to End the Government Shutdown
January 17, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to end the Trump shutdown and fund government agencies for the eighth time: “On the 26th day of the Trump shutdown, ... read more »
UPDATE: LA Teachers, District Resume Negotiations Amid Strike
January 17, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers and officials in the nation’s second-largest school district return to the bargaining table on Thursday, hoping to end a strike that has been costly and divisive. ... read more »
UPDATE:Number of Federal Workers Seeking US Jobless Aid Doubles Due to Government Shutdown
January 17, 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. ... read more »
WATCH: Nooses and ‘Whites-Only’ Signs found in GM Plant
January 17, 2019
Workers at a General Motors plant in Toledo, Ohio, say they endured racist comments, slights, and threats in their workplace. CNN’s Sara Sidner reports on those allegations that are now detailed in a new lawsuit filed against the automaker. ... read more »
Louisville is Renaming its Airport after Muhammad Ali
January 16, 2019
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali’s Kentucky hometown will honor the late boxer by renaming its airport for him. The Louisville Regional Airport Authority’s board voted Wednesday to change the name to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. ... read more »
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