Defiant as ever about the coronavirus, President Donald Trump on Monday turned his first campaign rally since contracting COVID-19 into a full-throated defense of his handling of the pandemic that has killed 215,000 Americans, joking that he was healthy enough to plunge into the crowd and give voters “a big fat kiss.” There was... Read More.
A voter initiative led by Michelle Obama is partnering with a similar group founded by NBA star Lebron James and other prominent Black athletes and entertainers to sponsor events in major U.S. cities starting next week to generate excitement about voting early for the Nov. 3 election. Mrs. Obama’s When We All... Read More.
Deion Sanders wiped away tears of joy and passion before speaking. Jackson State’s new football coach then stated “I believe” many times about what he envisions happening on and off the field. “I have a commitment to excellence in each and every thing I do,” the Hall of Fame cornerback said during his introduction as... Read More.
Hurricane Laura pounded the Gulf Coast with ferocious wind and torrential rain. It unleashed a wall of seawater that could push 40 miles inland as the Category 4 storm roared ashore Thursday in Louisiana near the Texas border. At least one person was killed. The National Hurricane Center said Laura slammed the coast with... Read More.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday said he’s dropping a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta in a dispute over the city’s requirement to wear masks in public and other restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kemp had sued Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the City Council. The Republican governor argued local leaders cannot impose... Read More.
Bonnie Pointer, who in 1969 convinced three of her church-singing siblings to form the Pointer Sisters, which would become one of the biggest acts of the next two decades, died Monday. She was 69. The Grammy winner died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, publicist Roger Neal said. "It is with great sadness that I... Read More.
At least 28 states are not following CDC guidelines on reporting new Covid-19 cases, half of which saw the trend of new cases increasing in the last week. Those states are not reporting probable cases, according to the daily case count listed on the CDC's website. Probable cases... Read More.
The soulful Betty White died of cancer Sunday at the age of 66 in her Miami home, according to Billboard. She had been diagnosed with endometrial cancer in the fall. Wright's career started with her family's gospel group, according to Billboard, and she released her first album at the age of... Read More.