By Emily Langer, washingtonpost.com The photographs stunned the country: a 14-year-old boy dead in a coffin, his head crushed, an eye gouged, his body disfigured beyond recognition from an agony in which he was beaten, shot, tied with barbed wire to a weight and submerged in the Tallahatchie River of...
By Teddy Grant, ebony.com Serena Williams says that men should be included in conversations about ending domestic violence abuse, according to the Associated Press. The 23-time grand slam champion believes that domestic abuse education should start when boys are young. “I think expanding the conversation to men and expanding the conversation to...
By Charlene Crowell Every budget defines priorities and values. To put it another way, what’s really important in life gets supported financially. For many families, having a home, food, and utilities usually rank pretty high. Then there are other budgetary concerns like saving for college or having a ‘rainy day’...
Dr. Bill Winston, Dr. Derrick B. Wells, Melvin Buckley and Che Brown are some of the notables who will be  honored by nationally-known financial consultant and author Dr. Sakira Jackson during the first-ever Black CEO Success Conference and Awards Gala. The inaugural event is supporting the Villages Youth and Family Services of Homewood’s “Turning...
By Harmeet Kaur, CNN Deborah Batts, the nation's first openly gay member of the federal judiciary, has died. She was 72. Batts died in her sleep on Sunday, according to a news release from Fordham University, which described her as the school's first African-American faculty member. The cause of death was...
By Bill Chappell, npr.org Amazon is cutting the prices of bananas, butter, organic eggs, and other best-selling staples at Whole Foods' 470 stores, promising customers lower costs and targeting the grocer's "Whole Paycheck" nickname. The online giant also says its Amazon Prime members will get special prices and perks. New prices...
Special to The Dallas Examiner ARLINGTON, Va. – Recently the News Media Alliance – representing almost 2,000 news organizations – again called on Congress to allow publishers to negotiate collectively with dominant online platforms, namely Facebook and Google. In an op-ed published recently in The Wall Street Journal, Alliance president and...
By Noel Brennan, 9news.com On graduation day, there are two givens: pomp and circumstance. If she could choose between the two, Polly McLean would lose the pomp. “I’ve never been to my three graduations,” McLean said to the colleague helping her with her gown. “B.A., M.A., Ph.D. I was always –...
By Kurt Summers, huffingtonpost.com Almost every day, Chicago is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, from gun violence to striking and persistent segregation. As Chicago’s City Treasurer, I want to tell you that those headlines not only fail to capture the essence of Chicago’s greatest assets, but also...
By Peter Jamison, nytimes.com The world was changing in 1990, as East German troops bulldozed the Berlin Wall and computer scientists unleashed a novel information-sharing system called the World Wide Web.But Deborah Jean Bryant remembers that time for a more personal reason: It was then that she filed a sexual discrimination...