North Carolina’s Cheslie Kryst Wins Miss USA Pageant

Cheslie Kryst, a 27-year-old lawyer from North Carolina who represents prison inmates for free, won the 2019 Miss USA title Thursday night in a diverse field that included teachers, nurses and members of the military. Alejandra Gonzalez of New Mexico was the first-runner up, and Oklahoma’s Triana Browne the second-runner up during the competition... Read More.

John Singleton, Award Winning Filmmaker, Dies At Age 51

John Singleton, the groundbreaking film director, screenwriter and producer, died Monday in Los Angeles after suffering a stroke on April 17. He was 51. A family spokesperson said Singleton passed away peacefully at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, surrounded by his family and friends. “We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their... Read More.
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Ninth-Grader Commits Suicide After He Was Bullied for Being Gay

An Alabama teen, 15-year-old son Nigel Shelby tragically took his own life after he became the victim of constant homophobic bullying. His mother, Camika Shelby, says she’s still “shocked.” “He was just special,” Camika told NBC News after his death on Thursday. “Nigel was the sweetest child. He was so outgoing. He was always full... Read More.

Notre Dame Cathedral fire in Paris destroys iconic spire

The iconic spire at the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has collapsed after a major fire broke out Monday. Video showed part of the roof of the cathedral collapsing into itself. The fire has since been extinguished. By Monday evening, Paris fire chief Jean-Claude Gallet told reporters he believes... Read More.
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Dwyane Wade Plays His Last Game In Miami

Dwayne Wade’s final home game was memorable for countless reasons. All of his children were there. Former President Barack Obama sent a video, one of many tributes. Fans came early and stayed late, chanting his name. His wife slapped his backside in recognition of his making a 3-pointer. He crashed into John... Read More.

Lori Lightfoot Becomes Chicago’s First Black, Gay, Female Mayor

Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot was elected Chicago mayor on Tuesday, becoming the first black woman and first openly gay person to lead the nation’s third-largest city. Lightfoot defeated Toni Preckwinkle, who served in the City Council for 19 years before becoming Cook County Board president. Lightfoot promised to rid City Hall of corruption and... Read More.
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Chicago Prosecuter Defends Jussie Smollett Case Dismissal

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx on Wednesday defended the decision by her staff to drop charges that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack in January. Foxx recused herself before Smollett was charged last month because she had discussed the case with a Smollett family member. The case was handed to... Read More.

Jimmy Carter Becomes Longest Living President

Nearly four decades after voters unceremoniously rejected then-President Jimmy Carter’s bid for a second term, the 39th president has reached a milestone that electoral math cannot dispute: He is now the longest-living chief executive in American history. Friday is the 172nd day beyond Carter’s 94th birthday, exceeding by one day the lifespan of former... Read More.