www.ew.com By SHIRLEY LI    Spike Lee’s first competitive Oscar win (for co-writing BlacKkKlansman) on Sunday night resulted in cheers, a standing ovation, and a jubilant leap into longtime friend and collaborator Samuel L. Jackson’s arms on stage at the Dolby Theatre. Inside the White House, though,...

Al Jarreau Succumbs

www.aljarreau.com Al Jarreau passed away, February 12, 2017.  He was in the hospital, kept comfortable by his wife, son, and a few family and close friends.   He will be missed.   The family asks that no flowers or gifts...
www.blackdoctor.org       Just two weeks after its release, Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming is the best-selling book of the year. After just being released on November 13, the former first lady’s memoir has sold more than 2 million copies in all formats in North America...
The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSFt7cuSmaI Edwin Hakins the four-time Grammy® Award-winning leader of The Edwin Hawkins Singers’ 1969 million-seller, “Oh Happy Day,” died January 15 th at his home in the Bay area, after a bout with pancreatic cancer. He was...
  By: Guy Troupe guytroupe@troupe21.com   The 2016 regular season was entertaining and profitable. The playoffs should offer more of the same. Twelve NFL fan bases will be “keeping hope alive” while twenty others have been left for dead. A sad, unrealized reality...
www.newsone.com Written By Parker Riley   Trump tried and failed.   Last week, a group of Black pastors sat down with President Donald Trump for a photo-op. With no agenda, and after Trump already refused to meet with the NAACP and Reverend Al Sharpton, Dr. King’s niece, Alveda King, Pastor...
www.newsone.com By Bruce C.T. Wright     The three UCLA basketball players confined to a hotel after being arrested on suspicion of stealing from a high end retail store in China were facing an uphill battle in their quest for justice, if history was any indication....
www.thegrio.com     California Democrat Maxine Waters has decided now is the time to take “the gloves off” when it comes to Donald Trump. Her goal is to get others to see Trump the way she does. This all according to a New York...
www.newsweek.com By JESSICA KWONG Former President George H.W. Bush’s state funeral on Wednesday saw the awkward reunion of the Trumps, Obamas and Clintons, and former first lady Michelle Obama seemed to reflect the uneasiness of the encounter on her face.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68psaUc5EnM   Michelle Obama sat...
www.huffingtonpost.com Oh, hello there, Mr. President. By Cavan Sieczkowski He’s back! Former President Barack Obama has finally returned from his post-presidency vacation, where he got some much-deserved R&R in Palm Springs, California, and on Richard Branson’s private escape in the British Virgin Islands. While Obama’s...