By Fred L. Jones, Jr. Staff Writer fjones@theoklahomaeagle.net   The Player Networking Event (PNE) 2017 provided insight and educational directives to both current and former retired National Football League (NFL) Athletes. This year’s PNE had over 150 registered participants and 30 vendors presenting...
www.people.com By Jordan Runtagh     Della Reese, the vocal powerhouse who later starred as heaven-sent Tess on the television series Touched By an Angel, died Sunday evening at age 86. She leaves behind children James, Franklin, and Dominique, as well as husband Franklin Lett. She...
www.forbes.com By Joel Kotkin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_9Dw_YbtZE The 2007 housing crisis was particularly tough on African-Americans, as well as Hispanics, extinguishing much of their already minuscule wealth. Industrial layoffs, particularly in the Midwest, made things worse. However, the rising economic tide of the past few years...
www.cnn.com By Holly Yan and Susannah Cullinane, CNN Updated 12:43 PM ET, Mon April 9, 2018 Emboldened by support from across the country, Oklahoma teachers marched to the State Capitol building for a second week in their unrelenting quest for more school funding. Hundreds of...
www.blacknews.com     Nationwide — Jesse Jackson, long-time civil rights activist and the founder of the Rainbow Push Coalition, has publicly announced that he is battling Parkinson’s Disease. He is currently 76 years old, and has been fighting for equal rights since the...
www.theroot.com By Stephen A. Crockett Jr.     Here’s the Trump presidency in a snapshot: If there is an issue, blame former President Barack Obama and his administration. If there is a triumph that spills over from the previous presidency, take all the...
www.vibe.com By Camille Augustin @JadoreCamille     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YZINSZA8mQ   With speculation surrounding the plausibility of a release date for the forthcoming Tupac biopic, All Eyez On Me, those attached to the film seek to place fans’ anxiety at ease. READ: Afeni Shakur: A Mother’s Love According to Dominic...
www.blackamericaweb.com By D.L. Chandler     With the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, once more Nation of Islam leader Min. Louis Farrakhan has come forth to deny any wrongdoing. Malcolm X was once a fiery leader and spokesperson for the NOI, but many allege the group...
www.iloveoldschoolmusic.com     Def Jam mogul, Russell Simmons, is one of the many celebrities who has been at the center of a sex assault scandal in recent weeks. His kicked on November 19, 2017, after a former model named, Keri Claussen Khalighi,...
www.usatoday.com By Aamer Madhani https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUvDfvZVRck CHICAGO — The 44th president can still draw an A-list crowd. Former president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama launched their inaugural Obama Foundation Summit Tuesday, bringing together a collection of high-profile artists, entrepreneurs, world leaders and royalty to meet with...