John Beasley, the veteran character actor who played a kindly school bus driver on the TV drama “Everwood” and appeared in dozens of films dating back to the 1980s, has died. He was 79.
Biden signs debt ceiling bill that pulls US back from brink of unprecedented default
President Joe Biden is expected to sign legislation on Saturday to raise the debt ceiling, dodging Monday’s deadline when the Treasury warned that the United States would start running short of cash to pay all its bills.
Elected officials, community organizations continue fight during Gun Violence Awareness Month
June is Gun Violence Awareness Month and with several shooting already happening in the first few days of the month, elected officials and community organizations have already laid out their action plans.
National Hip-Hop Museum hosting Wild Style 40th anniversary celebration and toy exhibit
The National Hip-Hop Museum (NHHM) is hosting a 40th anniversary tribute to Wild Style and a hip-hop toy exhibit June 10 and 11.
Just days to spare, Senate gives final approval to debt ceiling deal, sending it to Biden
Fending off a U.S. default, the Senate gave final approval late Thursday to a debt ceiling and budget cuts package, grinding into the night to wrap up work on the bipartisan deal and send it to President Joe Biden’s desk to become law before the fast-approaching deadline.
Film director Jessie Maple, former owner of ‘20 WEST—Home of Black Cinema,’ passes
Famed director/cinematographer Jessie Maple has passed away.
Maple made her transition on May 30, 2023, at her home in Atlanta, Georgia in the company of family members. She was 76 years old.
NYPD officer cites ‘courtesy cards,’ used by friends and family of cops, as source of corruption
A New York City police officer is speaking out against the use of “courtesy cards” by friends and relatives of his colleagues on the force, accusing department leaders of maintaining a sprawling system of impunity that lets people with a connection to law enforcement avoid traffic tickets.
New federal proposal aims to stop racial bias in formulas used to value homes
Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday that federal agencies are taking new steps to stop racial discrimination in appraising home values by proposing a rule intended to ensure that the automated formulas used to price housing are fair.
Black men were likely under diagnosed with lung problems because of bias in software, study suggests
Racial bias built into a common medical test for lung function is likely leading to fewer Black patients getting care for breathing problems, a study published Thursday suggests.
Family, attorneys criticize prosecutor’s handling of case in Ralph Yarl’s shooting
The family of a Black Kansas City teenager who was shot by a white man after he mistakenly knocked on the man’s door are frustrated with the prosecutor’s handling of the case, attorneys for the family said Thursday.