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Trump Election Probe Special Grand Jury Selected in Atlanta

Source: Scott Olson / Getty ATLANTA (AP) — A special grand jury was selected Monday for the investigation into whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia. The investigation has been underway since early last year,… Continue Reading “Trump Election Probe Special Grand Jury Selected in Atlanta”

Texas University Basketball Player, Who Fought Leukemia, To Enter NBA Draft

Source: Icon Sportswire / Getty AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas shooting guard Andrew Jones, whose college basketball career was interrupted for nearly two years by leukemia, has announced he will skip a final season with the Longhorns and turn pro. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW… Continue Reading “Texas University Basketball Player, Who Fought Leukemia, To Enter NBA Draft”

Racial Split on COVID-19 Endures as Restrictions Ease in US

Source: Mark Lennihan, Pool / other Black and Hispanic Americans remain far more cautious in their approach to COVID-19 than white Americans, recent polls show, reflecting diverging preferences on how to deal with the pandemic as federal, state and local restrictions fall by the… Continue Reading “Racial Split on COVID-19 Endures as Restrictions Ease in US”

Buffeted By Weather, a Historic Black Town Strives To Endure

  PRINCEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — As she exits her hometown’s only restaurant clutching an order of cabbage and hush puppies, Carolyn Suggs Bandy pauses to boast about a place that stakes its claim as the oldest town chartered by Black Americans nearly 140 years… Continue Reading “Buffeted By Weather, a Historic Black Town Strives To Endure”

Ketanji Brown Jackson Is and Isn’t 1st Black Female Justice

Source: The Washington Post / Getty WASHINGTON (AP) — Shirley Troutman, a judge on New York’s highest court, was working last week when her daughter texted messages that included a clapping hands emoji. Soon, her phone was buzzing with other celebratory messages. The applause… Continue Reading “Ketanji Brown Jackson Is and Isn’t 1st Black Female Justice”

Academy Condemns Will Smith’s Actions, Launches Review

Source: Myung Chun / Getty LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday condemned the actions of Will Smith during Sunday night’s Oscars and launched an inquiry into his slapping of presenter Chris Rock. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW… Continue Reading “Academy Condemns Will Smith’s Actions, Launches Review”

Takeaways: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Makes History, GOP Vows No ‘Spectacle’

Source: SAUL LOEB / Getty WASHINGTON (AP) — History was made Monday the instant Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court. President Joe Biden promised he would choose a Black woman for the… Continue Reading “Takeaways: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Makes History, GOP Vows No ‘Spectacle’”

Arrest of WNBA Star Brittney Griner Extended

Source: Christian Petersen / Getty A court near Moscow has extended the detention of WNBA star Brittney Griner until May 19, according to the Russian state news agency Tass. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. Griner was detained at a Moscow… Continue Reading “Arrest of WNBA Star Brittney Griner Extended”

Zadie Smith To Receive PEN America Literary Service Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Author Zadie Smith is this year’s winner of the PEN/Audible Literary Service Award, an honor previously given to Toni Morrison, Stephen Sondheim and Margaret Atwood among others. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. The PEN literary award… Continue Reading “Zadie Smith To Receive PEN America Literary Service Award”

Jussie Smollett To Learn Fate In Staged Attack Conviction

CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett is scheduled to return to court on Thursday, where he will learn if a judge will order him locked up for his conviction of lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack that he orchestrated himself or allow him… Continue Reading “Jussie Smollett To Learn Fate In Staged Attack Conviction”