Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a first lady who elevated the cause of literacy, died Tuesday, according to a statement from her husband’s office. She was 92. Only the second woman in American history to have had a husband and a son elected President (Abigail Adams was the... Read More.
The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing. The proposal, which is currently under review, would be narrowly targeted, applying mostly to people who are able-bodied, without dependents and applying for some specialized jobs, according to an administration official briefed... Read More.
Marine Corps Col. Lorna M. Mahlock is making history as the first African-American female promoted to Brigadier General. Secretary of Defense James Mattis made the announcement from the President on April 10. Mahlock is currently serving as the deputy director of operations, plans, policies, and operations directorate at the Marine Corps’ headquarters located in Washington, D.C. Previously... Read More.
Saturday Mar 31st a group of teenagers wearing aqua-colored T-shirts and hydration backpacks launched a 50-mile walk from northern Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee as tribute to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Escorted by police cars, support vans, and a portable restroom, six middle... Read More.
South Africa’s state broadcaster says Winnie Mandela prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died at age 81. Madikizela-Mandela was married to Nelson Mandela from 1958 to 1996. Mandela was imprisoned throughout most of their marriage and Madikizela-Mandela’s own activism against the apartheid regime led to her being imprisoned for months... Read More.
Donald Trump, Jr. and his wife, Vanessa Trump, may be getting divorced. Vanessa Trump, a former model, is seeking an uncontested divorce from the president’s son, according to a public court record filed Thursday. Details of the divorce complaint haven’t been made public. The couple, both 40 years old, married in 2005 and... Read More.
The days of going to Las Vegas for a shot-gun wedding or running to the court-house for a ceremony may be over with an app dedicated to getting people married virtually. Black News reports that Webwed Mobile had a mission to give marriage and marriage equality to people around the world. Since the launch of... Read More.
The world has lost a living legend in Tuskeegee airman Floyd Carter Sr. who died at the age of 95. VOA News reports that Carter received many awards for his service in the Airforce and for the ground he broke being a Black man in the Airforce at a time when African-Americans weren’t wanted. After his... Read More.