Category Archives: Ernie Allen Blog

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

Dallas Officer Who Killed Black Man In His Own Home Arrested For Manslaughter

Dallas Officer Who Killed Black Man In His Own Home Arrested For Manslaughter

9-10-19-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   UPDATE 09/10/18 1:00 CST The case against a white Dallas police officer who shot and killed a black neighbor in the neighbor’s home will be presented to a grand jury, which could decide on more serious charges than manslaughter, the district attorney overseeing the case said Monday. UPDATE: Dallas Mayor Mike…MORE

Ayanna Pressley Is The New Face Of American Politics

Ayanna Pressley Is The New Face Of American Politics

9-6-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   BOSTON (AP) — The black Boston city councilor whose upset primary win over a 10-term congressman stunned Massachusetts’ political establishment called her victory “surreal” Wednesday and said the wave of inclusiveness sweeping the nation is the best way to counter President Donald Trump. Ayanna Pressley told cheering supporters she’s thrilled and…MORE

Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Deal Sparks Boycott, Online Anger

Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Deal Sparks Boycott, Online Anger

9-5-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick is prompting a flood of debate online as sports fans react to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. The deal unveiled by Nike…MORE

Andrew Gillum Wants Opponent To Focus On Issues, Not Race

Andrew Gillum Wants Opponent To Focus On Issues, Not Race

9-4-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The man who could become Florida’s first black governor on Sunday called on his opponent to refrain from name-calling and to focus on the issues. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for governor, was asked about comments Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis made after Tuesday’s primary.…MORE

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum Makes History As First Black Man To Win Fla. Governor Primary

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum Makes History As First Black Man To Win Fla. Governor Primary

8-29-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   PHOENIX (AP) — Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum upset a crowded field of well-funded candidates in Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, a step away from becoming the state’s first black governor. His surprise victory sets up a November showdown with Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, a favorite of President Donald Trump. Gillum’s victory…MORE

Man Admits To Burning Black Man Alive In Jailhouse Letter To White Supremacists

Man Admits To Burning Black Man Alive In Jailhouse Letter To White Supremacists

8-28-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   Tennessee authorities have had John Carothers in custody for months. He was charged with murder for burning a black man alive, but investigators were having trouble coming up with a motive. According to News Channel 5, deputies intercepted a letter from Carothers to a white supremacist group and found a motive, Carothers…MORE

McCain Stopping Medical Treatment For His Brain Cancer

McCain Stopping Medical Treatment For His Brain Cancer

8-24-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain, the six-term Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for his brain cancer, his family said Friday. In a statement, the family said McCain has surpassed expectations for survival, but “the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age…MORE

Even The Most Expensive HBCUs Keep Tuition Costs Lower Than National Average

Even The Most Expensive HBCUs Keep Tuition Costs Lower Than National Average

8-23-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   Pursuing higher learning can cost a lot. Historically Black Colleges and Universities, however, have succeeded at staying below the national average when it comes to tuition. The typical cost of attending a private university was $34,740 for the 2017-18 academic year, according to College Data. Costs added up to $9,970 for state residents…MORE

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MARY J BLIGE THINKING ABOUT QUITTING

MARY J BLIGE THINKING ABOUT QUITTING

We’ve got good news and bad news for Mary J. Blige fans. The bad news is that the “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” is thinking about calling it quits, after more than 30 years in the game. The good news is, she isn’t stopping anytime soon. M-J-B told Extra that “Right now, I’m definitely gonna do…

TIFFANY HADDISH DISHES ON COMMON

TIFFANY HADDISH DISHES ON COMMON

Tiffany Haddish thinks she has her ex-boyfriend Common figured out. In a recent interview, Haddish theorized his dating pattern. She said, “It’s every two years. It’s like six to nine months single and then two years on [in a relationship] and then six to nine months single and then two years on. That’s his schedule.…

TYSON-PAUL FIGHT SANCTIONED AS PROFESSIONAL

TYSON-PAUL FIGHT SANCTIONED AS PROFESSIONAL

July’s boxing match between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson will be an official professional fight. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations has sanctioned the bout. There will be eight two-minute rounds, and each fighter will use 14-ounce gloves. The outcome will land on each fighter’s professional record. The fight takes place on July 20th…

KANYE WEST GOING X-RATED?

KANYE WEST GOING X-RATED?

Ye’s latest ambition is X-rated. TMZ reports that he’s kicking around the idea of expanding the Yeezy brand to include a pornography studio. Insiders claim that Ye and his inner circle are deep into talks with Stormy Daniels’s ex-husband, adult entertainment producer Mike Moz, on building out the “Yeezy Porn” division. Ye’s relationship with porn…