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Some Black Americans See Racial Comeuppance In Cosby Saga

Some Black Americans See Racial Comeuppance In Cosby Saga

9-27-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After spending years building his persona as a model husband and father, Bill Cosby took an abrupt turn nearly 15 years ago with a now-infamous speech to an NAACP convention. He used his celebrity status to condemn poor African-Americans, chiding them to pull up their sagging pants, deriding…MORE

Teacher Threatened Teen’s Grades If He Didn’t Have Sex With Her, Lawsuit Says

Teacher Threatened Teen’s Grades If He Didn’t Have Sex With Her, Lawsuit Says

9-25-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   A South Carolina math teacher threatened a student’s good grades if he refused to have sex with her, according to a lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges Jennifer Danielle Olajire-Aro, 27, “used her age and position of authority” to persuade the student to have sex with her. The student, identified  as “John Doe”…MORE

Tiger Woods Is A Champion Again In Epic Comeback From Injury

Tiger Woods Is A Champion Again In Epic Comeback From Injury

9-24-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   ATLANTA (AP) — A comeback not even Tiger Woods saw coming a year ago. A chaotic celebration that golf hasn’t seen even in the best of times. Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like the old days.…MORE

Suge Knight Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

Suge Knight Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

9-21-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   LOS ANGELES (AP) — Averting a murder trial that had been nearly four years in coming, former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for running over and killing a Compton businessman and agreed to serve nearly 30 years in prison. The Death Row Records co-founder…MORE

Former President Jimmy Carter Campaigns For Stacey Abrams In Georgia

Former President Jimmy Carter Campaigns For Stacey Abrams In Georgia

9-19-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY- PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s past and its potential future converged in the tiny town of Plains, as former President Jimmy Carter campaigned Tuesday alongside Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams. Despite their starkly different biographies — he the 93-year-old peanut farmer who entered Deep South politics amid Jim Crow segregation, she the…MORE

Buffalo Bills Player Retires…At Halftime Of Sunday’s Game

Buffalo Bills Player Retires…At Halftime Of Sunday’s Game

9-17-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   A Buffalo Bills player has made a move unprecedented in NFL history. During halftime at the team’s eventual loss to the L.A. Chargers, cornerback Vontae Davis decided to retire – but not from the game – from the league. ESPN reports: Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis abruptly retired at halftime of Sunday’s 31-20 loss…MORE

Nike Stock Closes At An All-Time High In Aftermath Of Colin Kaepernick Ad Campaign

Nike Stock Closes At An All-Time High In Aftermath Of Colin Kaepernick Ad Campaign

9-14-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   When Nike selected Colin Kaepernick to be the face of its “Just Do It” 30th-anniversary ad campaign, one analyst noted that the move proved the company knows its customer, and they would boost sales. Nearly two weeks after the ad provoked calls for boycotts, shares hit an all-time high, closing at $83.47 Thursday — an…MORE

Exchange With Reporter Leads To Longtime ’60 Minutes’ Exec’s Firing

Exchange With Reporter Leads To Longtime ’60 Minutes’ Exec’s Firing

9-13-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News on Wednesday fired “60 Minutes” top executive Jeff Fager, who has been under investigation following reports that he groped women at parties and tolerated an abusive workplace. The network news president, David Rhodes, said Fager’s firing was “not directly related” to the allegations against him,…MORE

Hurricane Florence Likely To Hit Black Residents The Hardest

Hurricane Florence Likely To Hit Black Residents The Hardest

9-12-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY- As communities along the Southeast coast brace for Hurricane Florence, African-American residents are likely to bear the brunt of the monstrous storm. Evacuations were underway on Monday in the Carolinas as the hurricane reached sustained winds of nearly 130 mph and were expected to reach 150 mph over the next 36 hours,…MORE

US Marks 9/11 With Somber Tributes, New Monument To Victims

US Marks 9/11 With Somber Tributes, New Monument To Victims

9-11-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city. Thousands of 9/11 victims’ relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected at Tuesday’s anniversary ceremony…MORE

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DMX has died, his family announced in a statement. He was 50.

DMX has died, his family announced in a statement. He was 50.

“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days,” family’s statement read in part. The artist had been hospitalized since last week…

Lisa Rinna addresses Amelia Hamlin, Scott Disick’s romance for first time

Lisa Rinna addresses Amelia Hamlin, Scott Disick’s romance for first time

Mom always knows best. Lisa Rinna channeled her inner Joan Rivers this week, as she gave a social media fashion critique to the sartorial sense of her daughter Amelia Hamlin’s boyfriend, Scott Disick. “Welp we both seem to share a love of bucket hats,” she quipped in an Instagram story of the 19-year-old and the…

Jeff Bezos comes out in support of increased corporate taxes

Jeff Bezos comes out in support of increased corporate taxes

New York (CNN Business) As the White House considers raising taxes on corporations for the first time in more than 25 years, the head of one of America’s largest companies is backing such a plan. Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement Tuesday that the company is “supportive of a rise in the…