Little Known Black History Fact: St. Martin de Porres
While several saints of the Catholic faith have celebrations connected to them, such as St. Patrick and St. Nicholas, a Black saint from Peru has not enjoyed the same level of recognition. St. Martin de Porres is the patron saint of racial harmony, barbers, mixed-race peoples and public health workers. Porres was born December 9, […]
Man Charged In NYC Mob Hit Flashes Pro-Trump Slogans
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The man charged with killing the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family wrote pro-Donald Trump slogans on his hand and flashed them to journalists before a court hearing Monday. Anthony Comello, 24, was arrested Saturday in New Jersey in the death of Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali last week in […]
Taraji P. Henson: “All Is Good On ‘Empire”
Despite all the drama surrounding Jussie Smollett, Empire star Taraji P. Henson says everything is just “loverly” on the set. While promoting her new film, The Best of Enemies in New York on Sunday, Henson confided to ET that “it’s a great atmosphere” on the set of the Fox TV show. She went on to say that the mood on set during […]
Bye, Bye, Burfict: Bengals Release Controversial LB Vontaze Burfict
The Bengals stuck with linebacker Vontaze Burfict through all his troubles, including a hit to Antonio Brown’s head that led to a playoff loss. They finally released him on Monday after a season of below-average performance. During seven seasons with Cincinnati, Burfict was repeatedly suspended by the NFL for egregious hits and violating its policy […]
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Fed up with overspending, Madison County Commission says no to MCSO's budget request
The county commission voted 15-9 to deny MCSO's request for $168,000 from the general fund to pay for food supplies in the jail.
Life and legacy of John Kilzer celebrated by friends during packed memorial service
Memphis athlete, rock star and minister John Kilzer was remembered fondly during memorial service on Monday. Kilzer died on March 12.
Jackson Kroger, TDOT and Keep Jackson Beautiful team up to fight litter
A Jackson Kroger teamed up with TDOT and others Friday to distribute free reusable bags to combat litter, which costs $15 million per year to pick up.
Hardin County High School teacher charged with felonies in connection to shooting at Main Street Pharmacy
Christopher Carl Alexander, known as "Todd," was charged with two felonies after being accused of shooting at Main Street Pharmacy in Savannah.