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.essence.com By BREANNA EDWARDS    Cyntoia Brown will be released on parole supervision on Aug. 7, 2019, after serving 15 years in prison.   Finally, there will be some justice for Cyntoia Brown, who has served 15 years in prison for killing a man who...
www.time.com By LISA MASCARO     The 116th Congress gaveled into session Thursday swathed in history, returning the first woman to the House speaker’s office and ushering in a diverse class of Democratic freshmen ready to confront President Donald Trump in a new era...
www.cbsnews.com BY CAITLIN O'KANE   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgP7Ss2qlBE   Former first lady Michelle Obama has been named America's most admired woman of 2018, according to a Gallup poll. This is the first time in 17 years that someone other than Hillary Clinton was at the top of...
www.huffingtonpost.com By Lee Moran   “If you’d like to thank him for making it OK to use casual racism on Facebook, press 2 now.”   Jimmy Kimmel had some fun at the expense of a telephone hotline set up by Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign...
www.thegrio.com By Kia Morgan-Smith On NBC’s Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Michelle Obama finally told us how she really felt about the Trumps in the last moments when she and Barack Obama left the White House for the last time. —VIDEO: Michelle Obama surprising high school students discussing her ‘Becoming’ memoir...
www.nytimes.com By Katharine Q. Seelye During World War II, when Raye Montague was 7 and growing...
www.newsone.com Letitia James, who has a long history of progressive politics and advocacy in New York, will take office next month, and Trump should be afraid....
www.howafrica.com       After decades years of waiting, Senegal is set to open what has been described as the largest museum of black civilization ever on December 6 in the capital, Dakar. Spread over an area of 14,000 m2 with a capacity of 18,000 pieces...
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...