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Black governor nominees become stars

Black governor nominees become stars

 Andrew Gillum, Stacy Abrams, Ben Jealous.  “If elected, Stacey Abrams of Georgia, Ben Jealous of Maryland and Andrew Gillum of Florida would give America its largest number of black governors ever,” AP’s Jesse Holland writes. Be smart: “None of them were heavy favorites in their primaries. … Their historic primary wins — and the national attention it…

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Obama and Trump compete for airtime ahead of midterms

Obama and Trump compete for airtime ahead of midterms

President Trump has a sudden competitor for airtime: CNN and MSNBC covered President Obama’s first 2018 campaign rally Saturday as if he were in a general-election race with his successor. Be smart, from N.Y. Times’ Adam Nagourney: “Obama’s decision to enter the fray … could very well, as some Democrats acknowledge, energize Republican … voters…

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Tornillo Tent City Will Expand To Hold Even More Migrant Kids

Tornillo Tent City Will Expand To Hold Even More Migrant Kids

An agent with the Department of Homeland Security closes the exterior gate of the holding facility for immigrant children in Tornillo, Texas, near the Mexican border, Thursday, June 21, 2018. A temporary child detention facility, which was set up in the West Texas desert during the family separation crisis in June, will expand from 1,200 to 3,800 beds…

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Airlines’ latest customer shakedown? Making you bid for a seat upgrade.

Airlines’ latest customer shakedown? Making you bid for a seat upgrade.

The list of things not included with your plane ticket seems to be constantly growing. First it was food, then it was checked bags, and now it’s your literal seat assignment. Buying a plane ticket has been stripped down to mean that you are paying for your mere right to get on the plane; anything…

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Teacher No Longer Employed After Probe Into Racially Charged Post About Nike Ad

Teacher No Longer Employed After Probe Into Racially Charged Post About Nike Ad

VALERIE SCOGIN   Valerie Scogin, a ninth-grade math teacher at Slidell High School who drew a torrent of criticism following a racially charged Facebook post, is no longer an employee of the St. Tammany Parish School System. Scogin, a 2003 graduate of Slidell High who has worked at the school her entire teaching career, drew fire when…

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‘Miss New York’ Crowned ‘Miss America 2019’

‘Miss New York’ Crowned ‘Miss America 2019’

Cara Mund, “Miss America 2018” is shown crowning Nia Franklin. NIA FRANKLIN ‘MISS AMERICA 2019’   Representing New York, Nia Franklin was recently crowned the 92nd Miss America in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Miss Connecticut, Bridget Oei, was named first runner-up. “It took a lot of perseverance to get here,” Franklin, 24, said after her win. “I…

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Wrongfully Imprisoned, Man Says Learning To Read Saved Him

Wrongfully Imprisoned, Man Says Learning To Read Saved Him

JOHN BUNN   The first book John Bunn fell in love with, curled up in his cell at a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, was Sister Souljah‘s novel, “The Coldest Winter Ever.” Bunnknows more than most what it’s like to face injustice. Arrested and imprisoned as an adolescent in New York City, he spent 17 years in…

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Tech Entrepreneur Empowers Women Social Health App

Tech Entrepreneur Empowers Women Social Health App

Tam Williams, founder of the company, She’s It, says it’s like having up to 10 apps integrated all in one.   PHILADELPHIA, PA — West Chester, PA based Lifestyle Technology & Content Media Company, She’s It, LLC is launching the first downloads of its Social Health Empowerment app, SHEapp®, the weekend of September 14th at…

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Entrepreneur Launches Toddler Walking Shoes

Entrepreneur Launches Toddler Walking Shoes

Yolandra Rodgers, CEO & Founder of Tippy Tot Shoes   Most people refer to Yolandra Rodgers as the Baby Shoe Lady, consequently, she is the brains behind the successful baby shoe store at TippyTotShoes.com. You heard it right – A Black woman entrepreneur falling into the ranks of other successful women business owners! Yolandra started her…

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