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Eunetta T Boone, ‘Raven’s Home’ Showrunner, Dies at 63
March 21, 2019
Eunetta T. Boone, a veteran TV writer and showrunner on Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home” died Wednesday at the age of 63. “Eunetta Boone was a wonderful person and a consummate storyteller and teacher, ... 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 »
Andre Williams, Who Co-Wrote ‘Shake A Tail Feather,’ Dies
March 19, 2019
DETROIT (AP) — Andre Williams, an R&B singer and songwriter who co-wrote “Shake A Tail Feather” and performed across musical genres, died. He was 82. Williams’ manager and musical director, ... 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 »
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