When Matt Lauer was fired from the Today show over allegations of sexual misconduct at the workplace, NBC executives reportedly assumed that viewers were "tuning in that day to see how Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb would cover the event." After that, "they would return to their usual morning...
By PIX11 News Grammy winning recording-artist and Oscar winning actor, Common, took a break from his busy schedule to surprise the students of PS 111 in New York City. Partnering with Burlington Stores and Adopt-A-Classroom, Common and his mom – a retired school teacher — presented a $10,000 check to the...
By Damon Beres, huffingtonpost.com Ever wanted to look like Bob Marley? Snapchat is now giving you the opportunity with a new filter. But some are criticizing the feature, calling it “digital blackface.” Reached by The Huffington Post, a spokeswoman for Snapchat said that the filter was created in partnership with the...
By Melissa Alonso and Dakin Adone, CNN Students on Colorado State University's Pueblo campus will have the option to study cannabis beginning this fall. State officials on Friday approved a bachelor's of science degree program in Cannabis Biology and Chemistry, according to the Colorado Department of Higher Education, which said it...
By ESPN.com news services John Saunders, one of the familiar on-air faces of ESPN for nearly 30 years, has died. He was 61. Saunders hosted studio and play-by-play programming. He covered college football, basketball and the NHL for the network, in addition to anchoring SportsCenter. He was also host of The Sports...
By abc7chicago.com A man who calls himself an herbalist is facing criminal charges in connection with the death of a 13-year-old boy under his care in Harbor Gateway. The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office charged Timothy Morrow, 83, with child endangerment and practicing medicine without a license. Prosecutors say Morrow prescribed herbs...
By Rebecca Alter, Vulture Chicago-based R&B singer Jeremih has been hospitalized due to the coronavirus, TMZ reports. Jeremih is in the ICU on a breathing ventilator, sources confirmed to the outlet on Saturday, November 14. On Saturday, rapper and producer Hitmaka posted a photo of Jeremih to his Instagram with...
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) applauds award-winning, veteran investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones on her being named a MacArthur "Genius" Fellow for 2017. One of 24 to receive the honor from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Hannah-Jones will receive a $625,000 award to be used at her discretion. "Being...
By Chandelis R. Duster and Rehema Ellis, nbcnews.com It's a quadruple blessing. Four Liberty Township, Ohio brothers, Nigel, Zach, Aaron, and Nick Wade, known as the "Wade Quads" are now being called, the "Ivy League Quads" now that they have all been accepted to two top elite colleges in the country. "I...
The 2018 #SpeakTruth Summit provides a platform to engage and empower women of color With the inaugural #SpeakTruth Summit just two weeks away, The Impact Alliance in collaboration with Chicago Black Women in Tech, recently highlighted just few of the leaders and subject matter experts of color scheduled to speak during...