Last year the public learned that Denise LaSalle is suffering from congestive heart failure, but was recovering. Unfortunately, LaSalle is now back in the hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and has had to have her leg amputated. The hospital issued the following statement: “Recently, Denise LaSalle found herself in one of her greatest... Read More.
On September 22, 2017, NASA honored Katherine Johnson by dedicating a new research building in her name on their campus. Johnson inspired the movie Hidden Figures. The facility is officially named the Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility and it will house the research and development that will support NASA’s future exploration missions. Built... Read More.
Civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who is known for his activism during the Civil Right Movement and Vietnam War, has died at the age of 84. Gregory died August 19, 2017, a post on his Instagram made by his son states that the comedian and activist died in Washington D.C. Gregory was taken... Read More.
Police are investigating the sudden disappearance of six teens from the D.C. area after they competed in an international robotics competition this week NBC reports. The teens, aged 16-18, vanished Tuesday after participating in the FIRST Global Challenge. The D.C Police Department identified them on Twitter as: Audrey Mwamikazi, 17; Aristide Irambona, 18; Kevin... Read More.
OJ Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. A Nevada parole board decided Thursday that the 70-year-old former football, TV and movie star will be released in October after serving his minimum term for armed robbery, assault with a... Read More.
More details have emerged in the death of actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for his memorable portrayal of Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s “True Blood” who died at the age of 39. TMZ.com is reporting that Ellis’ family says that the actor’s struggles with drug and alcohol abuse were contributing factors to his death. The... Read More.
The tennis star legally entered an intersection but was cut off by another car, which set off a chain of events that resulted in a fatal crash with a third car, police say video released Friday shows. Williams entered the intersection on June 9 legally prior to the collision in Palm Beach Gardens, Flordia. Linda... Read More.
Long and his widow, Vanessa have been assessed with a federal tax lien in the hundreds of thousands. The Department of the Treasury-IRS has filed notice of a federal tax lien on the late Bishop Eddie L. Long and his wife, Vanessa, according to documents filed in May in DeKalb County Superior Court.... Read More.