By Eagle Newswire     Former Tulsan, Bob Goodwin, keynoted the convocation honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., today for the Department of Defense at the Pentagon. After remarks by the Acting Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, and the...
www.huffingtonpost.com By Jenna Amatulli       Protesters gathered in front of Sony Music’s headquarters in New York on Wednesday to demand that the label drop singer R. Kelly amid the many sexual misconduct allegations against him. The Lifetime docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly” has renewed...
www.nytimes.com By Vivian Wang and Jesse McKinley     With a Democrat-controlled State Legislature and the bold promises of an election year behind him, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday laid out a sweeping agenda for the coming year, including legalizing marijuana, establishing congestion pricing in...
www.tulsaworld.com     Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a $1 million gift to The Greenwood Art Project in Tulsa. Bloomberg, a potential candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, joined Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum on Tuesday in announcing the gift...
www.msmagazine.com By The Team     This post is excerpted from the latest issue of Ms.—our inauguration special, which introduces the new feminists in office. many of whom were sworn in today. To meet more new feminists in town and read more from this feature, click here. To read...
www.blackbusiness.org     Patricia Williams and her daughters, Nicole Enearu and Kerri Harper-Howie, have built an empire of McDonald’s franchises in the Los Angeles, California area. Combined, they employ more than 700 people in the community and generate annual revenues of almost...
The Oklahoma Eagle Sportswire     Tulsa-based professional boxer,  Allan Green  (33-5, 22 KOs), 39, faces Egypt-born, Miami, Fla.-based  Ahmed Elbiali  (17-1, 14 KOs), 28, in a ten-round, light heavyweight fight at LA’s Microsoft Theater, this Sunday, Jan. 13,  Aaron Sloan , owner...
www.thevox.com By Li Zhouli@vox.com      It’s officially day 18 of the partial government shutdown — and its effects are becoming increasingly apparent. The December 21 deadline for funding a portion of the government, including the State Department, the Justice Department, the Transportation Department, the...
www.rollingout.com By TERRY SHROPSHIRE       It is undeniable that R. Kelly is one of the most prolific singers-songwriters of the modern era. He has been churning out chart-topping hits for himself and others nonstop since he first exploded on the scene 30 years ago. It also...
www.thegrio.com By Cortney Wills Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' didn't get any love either. Even though we were rooting for Wakanda at the 76th annual Golden Globes on Sunday night, Black Panther didn’t take home any awards. The film directed by Ryan Coogler was nominated for Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best...