Barack Obama Partners With NBA, FIBA To Create Africa Basketball League

Former President Brack Obama has teamed with the NBAand International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to create a new league in Africa that will feature 12 teams from several countries across the continent.“I’ve always loved basketball because it’s about building a team that’s equal to more than the sum of its parts. Glad to see... Read More.

Millions For Infrastructure Projects In Jackson Area

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.

Frank Robinson, MVP, First Black Manager, Dies At 83

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.

Nurse Accused Of Raping Patient In Arizona Pleads Not Guilty

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.