In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week’s deadly shooting in Florida. The protests spread from school to school as students shared plans for their demonstrations over social... Read More.
Chicago police have opened an investigation into the death of Temptations singer Dennis Edwards. The 74-year-old crooner passed away at Rush University Medical Center on February 2, one day before his 75th birthday. At the time of his death, Edwards’ widow, Brenda Edwards, said he died because of complications from meningitis, however, law... Read More.
Toorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed for hours last week in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation , the Justice Department confirmed Tuesday. The interview comes as Mueller is investigating whether President Donald Trump’s actions in office, including the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, constitute efforts to obstruct an FBI probe into contacts between his... Read More.
The Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, a leader in the civil rights movement who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. assemble his famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” has died. “He was either 88 or 89. Family records showed different years of birth”, said his daughter, Patrice Walker Powell, who confirmed his death. Walker was... Read More.
Edwin Hawkins, a Grammy Award-winning singer who merged gospel and secular sounds in a career highlighted by the accidental crossover hit “Oh Happy Day” in 1969, died on Monday in Pleasanton, Calif., east of San Francisco. He was 74. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said his publicist, Bill Carpenter. Mr. Hawkins, part of... Read More.
Sources close to the family confirmed that legendary singer Denise Lasalle Died around 10:30 pm Monday June 8th in A Tennessee hospital from complications of A recent surgery. Born Ora Denise Allen , known by the stage name Denise LaSalle, is an American blues and R&B/soul singer, songwriter, and record producer who, since the death of Koko... Read More.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held a meeting in December with educators to discuss a 2014 Obama-era directive that called on school officials to end the disproportionate discipline of students of color, Education Week reported. There’s now some chatter among Trump conservatives that DeVos is planning to revoke President Barack Obama’s guidance document. That... Read More.
Barack Obama may no longer be president, but for the 10th year in a row he’s still the “most admired man” in America, according to new survey data from Gallup. The annual poll, taken every year but one since 1946, asks respondents to name their most admired man and woman, as well as... Read More.