House Approves Bill To Expand Gun Background Checks

The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a measure requiring federal background checks for all firearms sales and transfers, the first major gun control legislation considered by Congress in nearly 25 years.Democrats called the 240-190 vote a major step to end the gun lobby’s grip on Washington and begin to address an epidemic of... Read More.

Police Provide Details Of Smollett Plans For Attack

An LGBTQ rights group is calling on anyone who feels let down by the allegations against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to channel their anger and disappointment into productive activism to fight hate crimes.The Human Rights Campaign released a statement Thursday saying that a “rising tide of hate violence has had a devastating impact... Read More.

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.