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UPDATE: Geto Boys’ Bushwick Bill Dead at 52
June 9, 2019
A publicist for rapper Bushwick Bill says the founder of the iconic Houston rap group the Geto Boys has died. Bill’s publicist, Dawn P., told The Associated Press that the rapper died Sunday at 9:35 p.m., ... read more »
Harris, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Accelerate Electrification of Nation’s School Bus Fleet
June 7, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday led Senators Merkley (D-OR), Feinstein (D-CA) Booker (D-NJ), Smith (D-MN), Sanders (I-VT), and Cortez Masto (D-NV) in introducing the Clean School Bus Act, legislation to assist school districts around the country in replacing traditional diesel school buses with new, electric buses in order to mitigate students’ and drivers’ exposure to harmful pollutants and help address the climate crisis.  ... read more »
The List of Black and Missing Continues to Grow
June 7, 2019
The alarming number of missing Black females counts for a large chunk of disappearances nationwide. Yet, as the crisis continues, media attention remains largely diverted. ... read more »
Leah Chase… A New Orleans Culinary Icon & Lovely Lady
June 6, 2019
‘Queen of Creole Cuisine’ Passes Away at Age 96 “Life is about listening, learning and never giving up. As long as you’re here on earth, you’re here for a purpose and it’s not about you, it’s about what you can do to better the world you live in. And that’s why I’m here, to help someone else up.” That’s what New Orleans chef and civil rights icon, Leah Chase told the Sentinel in an exclusive interview in 2017. She has served notables such as Quincy Jones, Jesse Jackson, Thurgood Marshall, James Baldwin, Ray Charles, former President Barack Obama and many more. ... read more »
Prosecutor shifts Smollett recusal reasons, releases files
June 6, 2019
Cook County State's Attorney, Kim Foxx offered the new public explanation in a statement issued along with the release of 2,000 pages of documents in the case ... read more »
Labor Leader, Rusty Hicks Elected as CDP Chair
June 6, 2019
  Labor union leader Rusty Hicks said he is “humbled” by the outcome of the June 1 election that propelled him to the front of a group of seven candidates, ... read more »
Black Teacher Sues for Racial, Gender Discrimination
June 6, 2019
Kimberly Forbes, who is Black, alleges retaliation, race and gender discrimination and intentional infliction of emotional distress in the complaint filed Friday ... read more »
2020 hopeful Cory Booker rolls out Iowa steering committee
June 6, 2019
Booker's staff and advisers dismiss the polls as too early to be predictive and argue that the senator is running more of a slow burn-style... ... read more »
Biden going it alone as the Democratic 2020 front-runner
June 6, 2019
Joe Biden is running his own race at his own pace ... read more »
AUTO REVIEW: 2019 Nissan Maxima
June 6, 2019
Nissan’s flagship was quite a figure with its 19-inch diamond cut wheels, large boomerang shaped LED headlights and an oversized V-motion grille. ... read more »
TCG Footwear Talks Transforming the Shoe Game with Unconventional Street Style Looks
June 6, 2019
In 2009, Thoroughly Crafted Goods (TCG) Footwear embarked on its journey of creating stylish shoes and accessories for men. After acquiring the footwear company over a year ago, father and son, Dr. Kerry Cox and Kyle Cox, have revolutionized the lifestyle brand by reintroducing a modern minimalist style of cashletic (casual and athletic) shoes. TCG Footwear is a company that prides itself in producing quality craftsmanship, style, and comfort in every shoe. These three values of quality, design, and comfort led to the inspiration behind TCG’s three pillars logo, which is placed on the back of every shoe. ... read more »
Black SCE Employee Alleges She Was Passed Over for Multiple Promotions
June 6, 2019
The plaintiff is seeking at least $1 million in damages and a court order directing SCE to investigate its employees' racial and retaliation complaints ... read more »
IT’S HER! — Harris County Medical Examiner Determines Human Remains Found in Arkansas Belong to Missing 4-Year-Old Maleah Davis
June 6, 2019
Earlier Monday morning, the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office positively made the identification of the remains as belonging to little Maleah, although no cause or manner of death has been determined as of yet. ... read more »
Bill Cosby Drops Defamation Claims against 7 Accusers
June 4, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Bill Cosby has dropped his countersuit against seven women who accused him of sexually assaulting them. Court papers filed Friday show the four-year defamation case in Massachusetts is now over. ... read more »
NBA names Amadou Gallo Fall President of Basketball Africa League
May 31, 2019
The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) named NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall as President of the Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa scheduled to begin play next year. ... read more »
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