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Confederate Statue On University Of North Carolina Campus Taken Down By Protesters

Confederate Statue On University Of North Carolina Campus Taken Down By Protesters

8-21-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The controversial “Silent Sam” statue on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has been toppled by protesters. WRAL-TV reports that more than 300 people gathered at the Peace and Justice Plaza at about 7:30 on Monday evening before marching to the Confederate…MORE

Former U.N. Secy. General Kofi Annan Dead At 80

Former U.N. Secy. General Kofi Annan Dead At 80

8-20-2018-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, died early Saturday at age 80. Tributes flowed in from around the world after his foundation announced his death…MORE

Activists March To Commemorate 1-Year Anniversary Of Charlottesville

Activists March To Commemorate 1-Year Anniversary Of Charlottesville

8-13-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A year after a deadly gathering of far-right extremists in Charlottesville, Virginia, a few dozen white nationalists marched Sunday across from the White House, their numbers dwarfed by thousands of counterprotesters, while the mother of a woman killed at last summer’s protest said the country continues to…MORE

Omarosa Has Tapes On Donald Trump, Too!

Omarosa Has Tapes On Donald Trump, Too!

8-9-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   Omarosa Manigault Newman is about to release her book Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House and she is doing everything to drum up press. Reportedly, she is now playing “secret” audio she recorded of herself and President Donald Trump. Reportedly, Omarosa recorded conversations with Trump and played the audio for…MORE

Cleveland Defendant Is Silenced With Duct Tape At Hearing

Cleveland Defendant Is Silenced With Duct Tape At Hearing

8-6-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY- In a move reminiscent of one from a famous trial, a Cleveland man was ordered to be duct taped when a judge became frustrated that he wouldn’t be quiet in court. Bank robber Franklyn Williams, 32, was attempting to tell his version of the events during his sentencing and would not allow…MORE

Barack Obama Endorses Stacey Abrams In Georgia Governor’s Race

Barack Obama Endorses Stacey Abrams In Georgia Governor’s Race

8-2-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   From jamming at the OTRII Tour to grabbing sandwiches with Former Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama is back. Most importantly, he’s back in politics. On Wednesday (August 1), he’s endorsed numerous Democratic candidates he believes can and should win in the 2018 midterm elections in November. One of those…MORE

FAMU Marching 100 Welcomes First-Ever Woman Drum Major

FAMU Marching 100 Welcomes First-Ever Woman Drum Major

8-1-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-     Florida A&M’s Marching 100 is still in the early stages of band camp, but this year’s new edition has made history. Cori Bostic has been named the first-ever woman drum major in the band’s history. Bostic is a junior from Atlanta in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, and a…MORE

Former Congressman Ron Dellums Dead At 82

Former Congressman Ron Dellums Dead At 82

7-31-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ron Dellums, a fiery anti-war activist who championed social justice as Northern California’s first black congressman, died Monday from cancer, according to a longtime adviser. He was 82. Dellums died at his home in Washington. A former Marine who got his start in politics on the City…MORE

Body Found In Mediterranean Near Where UK Student Went Missing

Body Found In Mediterranean Near Where UK Student Went Missing

7-30-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   According to the University of Kentucky, a student studying abroad this summer in the Middle East has gone missing. TeNiya Nora Jones, a 19-year-old sophomore from Ft. Myers, Fla., was swimming in the Mediterranean Sea Saturday evening in Tel Aviv, Israel with two other students. According to WKYT, the students got…MORE

Board Recommends Bill Cosby Be Classified As Dangerous Predator

Board Recommends Bill Cosby Be Classified As Dangerous Predator

7-25-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   A Pennsylvania board recommended Bill Cosby be classified as a sexually violent predator, which would require the former TV star to attend at least monthly sex offender counseling — in prison and out — and police to post warning flyers throughout his neighborhood whenever he is freed. It is now up…MORE

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Radio Cares: Feeding America Emergency Radiothon

Radio Cares: Feeding America Emergency Radiothon

Cumulus Media Nashville to Broadcast “Radio Cares: Feeding America Emergency Radiothon” One-Day Fundraiser to Fight Hunger in the U.S. on Thursday, April 30th Listeners May Donate NOW to the Feeding America Emergency Radiothon at www.RadioCares.org or Text “Feed” to 95819 to Donate.

Homemade Face Mask

Homemade Face Mask

The US Centers for Disease Control now recommends that all Americans wear face masks in public to reduce transmission of COVID-19. If still needing a mask heres an inexpensive way to create one at home. The T-shirt facemask: FacebookTwitterPinterest Photograph: Masks 4 All Start with an old T-shirt, preferably 100% cotton – anything will do, as…

Bill Withers Passes Away at 81

Bill Withers Passes Away at 81

The three time Grammy award Soul singer passed away in his Los Angeles home. Withers wrote and sung a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” His family made a statement to The Associated Press, “We are devastated by the…