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Al Sharpton slams Travis Scott for Super Bowl performance

Al Sharpton slams Travis Scott for Super Bowl performance

Al Sharpton and Travis Scott Along with Meek Mill —and, sources tell Variety, Jay-Z—the Reverend Al Sharpton has criticized Travis Scott for his still-unconfirmed decision to perform with Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl in February, saying that such a performance is effectively an endorsement of the NFL’s treatment of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The league’s stance toward the…

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Georgia beating Trump admin on tightening food stamp requirements

Georgia beating Trump admin on tightening food stamp requirements

Georgia has gotten ahead of the curve when it comes to cutting non-working adults off from receiving food stamps. Since October 2017 through March 2018, the state agency dropped some 356 people on average per month from the food stamp rolls for not meeting the work requirements for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program. From…

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National Christmas Tree Dark Due To Government Shutdown

National Christmas Tree Dark Due To Government Shutdown

Lots of folks aren’t seeing the light in Washington this week. TheNational Christmas Treemay stay dark during the partial government shutdown, according to reports on Sunday. “During the federal government shutdown, the White House Visitor Center and National Christmas Tree site will be closed,”the National Park Service wrote on its website. “Restroom facilities will be…

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House passes spending bill with border wall money —setting up shutdown stalemate with Senate

House passes spending bill with border wall money —setting up shutdown stalemate with Senate

  House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, right, speaks to members of the media while House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, listens following a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C., The House passed a temporary spending bill Thursday with money for President Donald…

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill

Senate Passes Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill

Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey, left, and Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, who were central to the bill’s passage, after the vote on Tuesday. WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday the most substantial changes in a generation to the tough-on-crime prison and sentencing laws that ballooned the federal prison population and created…

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Michael Flynn Sentencing Delayed After Judge Expresses “Disgust” With General Who “Sold Out Country'

Michael Flynn Sentencing Delayed After Judge Expresses “Disgust” With General Who “Sold Out Country’

The move stunned reporters, who had expected Judge Emmett Sullivan to follow Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team recommendation Flynn not serve jail time due to the cooperation he already had provided the ongoing investigation of Russian meddling in the election. Instead, Sullivan told Flynn to come back on March 13, by which time Flynn presumably would…

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Nearly 40,000 People Died From Guns in U.S. Last Year, Highest in 50 Years

Nearly 40,000 People Died From Guns in U.S. Last Year, Highest in 50 Years

Supporters held a gun flag as President Trump spoke at a campaign rally in Houston in October   Last year was the third consecutive year that the rate of firearm deaths rose in the United States. While public mass shootings like the one in Las Vegas make up a small percentage of firearm deaths, they…

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MLK’s childhood home sold to National Park Service

MLK’s childhood home sold to National Park Service

September 1964: American clergyman and civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) The childhood home of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. now belongs to the National Park Service. The two-story home on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta was sold to the National Park Service on November 27, 2018. The organization…

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Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) —Top House Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or the real possibility of prison time for President Donald Trump if it’s proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals. “There’s a very real prospect that on…

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