Jackson and surrounding cities now have access to millions of dollars of federal cash for much-needed infrastructure projects. Now it's up to the cities to get to work. The Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization on Wednesday approved a total $32.7 million in funding for metro-area transportation projects aimed at reducing congestion... Read More.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: In order for our kids to be it, they need to see it.That’s an important mantra this Milwaukee teacher encourages his class to live by throughout the year. See, for Black History Month, Terrence Sims’ 6th graders emulated famous Black books and album covers,... Read More.
Frank Robinson, the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win MVP in both leagues, has died at age 83, MLB said Thursday.An outfielder and first baseman, Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982 in his first year of eligibility.A fearsome hitter, Robinson ranks... Read More.
A nurse facing criminal charges in the rape of a woman who was incapacitated before later giving birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix pleaded not guilty Tuesday.The only comments by Nathan Sutherland came when he identified himself to the court and stated his birthdate. Afterward, Sutherland’s attorney vowed a vigorous defense, but... Read More.
"Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St John has died at age 52. His attorney Mark Geragos confirmed the actor's death, saying in an email: "Sadly we can confirm." The LA County Department of the Medical Examiner-Coroner Public Information Officer Sarah Ardalani said that St. John was pronounced dead at a home in Woodland... Read More.
R&B singer James Ingram, who collected two Grammy Awards and a top charting hits over his decades-long career, has died at age 66. The news was shared via Twitter by Ingram's friend and creative partner Debbie Allen on Tuesday (Jan. 29).There are no details yet about when or how Ingram died."I have lost... Read More.
Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Friday reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations continue over the president's demands for money to build his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.Trump announced the agreement to break the 35-day impasse as... Read More.
In an indictment unsealed Friday, the special counsel disclosed evidence that a top campaign official in 2016 dispatched Roger J. Stone, a longtime adviser to President Trump, to get information from WikiLeaks about the thousands of hacked Democratic emails. The effort began well after it was widely reported that Russian intelligence... Read More.