As we reported yesterday, legendary singer and longtime civil rights champion Gladys Knight will sing the National Anthem prior to Super Bowl 53 which is being held in her hometown of Atlanta on Feb 3rd.Of course it comes as no surprise that the Knight is being criticized for her move by supporters of quarterback Colin... Read More.
Conflicts over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism will mean that women protesting on the second anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington are faced with competing demonstrations this weekend in New York City.One procession, around the edge of Central Park and down Sixth Avenue, is being organized by the Women's March Alliance, a... Read More.
The partial U.S. government shutdown entered its 21st day Friday, tying the record for longest lapse in federal funding.The distinction comes on the same day that US workers miss paychecks. About 800,000 federal employees are either furloughed or temporarily working without pay as the closure persists.Lawmakers have failed to fund nine departments, or... Read More.
Gov. Phil Bryant has set March 12 for special elections to replace three former House members who were elected judges in November. The 2019 Mississippi Legislature convenes Tuesday with at least three vacancies due to state lawmakers being elected judges and another lawmaker who will join the Court of Appeals in... Read More.
Cyntoia Denise Brown, a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man who bought her for sex when she was 16 years old, has been granted clemency, the Tennessee governor's office said Monday. Brown, 30, will be released to parole supervision on August 7 after serving 15 years in prison, Gov.... Read More.
In addition to the eight women who allege they were abused by R. Kelly in Lifetime’s new doc about the singer, the brothers of the hitmaker are also speaking out in “Surviving R. Kelly,” about claims that he has been abusing young girls for decades.In the doc, Bruce and Carey Kelly recall their famous sibling as being... Read More.
Pelosi, elected speaker 220-192, took the gavel saying U.S. voters “demanded a new dawn” in the November election that swept the Democrats to a House majority and are looking to “the beauty of our Constitution” to provide checks and balances on power. She faced 15 dissenting votes from fellow Democrats.President Trump congratulated her... Read More.