• Jay-Z Mar 28, 2019

    Jay-Z to Receive Special Honor at NAACP Image Awards

    Jay-Z will receive the President’s Award during the 50th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday. The NAACP announced Thursday it selected the 49-year-old rapper and entrepreneur for “shedding light on the issues that plague the black community including systematic racism and unjust treatment under the law.”

  • Facebook Nov 19, 2018

    Browns GM: Team Not Discussed Condoleezza Rice as Coach

    The Browns’ coaching search isn’t quite ready to cross gender or diplomatic lines. General manager John Dorsey, who opened the possibility of hiring a woman to be Cleveland’s next coach, said Sunday that the team has not discussed former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a candidate to become the club’s ninth coach since 1999. ESPN, citing an anonymous league...

  • Donald Trump Aug 31, 2018

    John Dean of Nixon Fame to Testify at Kavanaugh Hearing

    The Senate Judiciary Committee has added former Solicitor General Theodore Olson and former White House counsel John Dean to the list of witnesses who will testify next week in the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court....
    Olson served as solicitor general in the George W. Bush administration. He’s one of the country’s best-known lawyers, having argued...

  • Condoleezza Rice Aug 17, 2018

    Detroit Residents Remember Aretha Franklin and Her Impact on Hometown

    To the rest of the world, she was the “Queen of Soul” — a woman whose strong and soulful voice could effortlessly jump multiple octaves whether belting out tear-jerking ballads or jump-and-shout gospel. To residents in her hometown of Detroit who followed her more than 50-year career, she was simply “Aretha” or more personally “Ree-Ree” — the city’s favorite daughter,...

  • georgia Apr 25, 2018

    NCAA Basketball Reform Panel: Ban Cheats, End 1-and-Done, Let Players Go Pro

    The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life. The independent commission, led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday,...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    White House Preparing for McMaster Exit as Early as Next Month

    The White House is preparing to replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser as early as next month in a move orchestrated by chief of staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis, according to five people familiar with the discussions. The move would be the latest in a long string of staff shakeups at the White House over the...

  • Coach Mar 12, 2018

    NCAA March Madness: Virginia Gets Top Billing for Tournament

    From the top seed in the NCAA Tournament — Virginia — to those that barely made it into the bracket — Arizona State and Syracuse — it feels as though everyone involved in March Madness is on the bubble this year. College basketball is in trouble.

  • Donald Trump Jan 28, 2018

    Will Ferrell Returns to ‘SNL' as George W. Bush in Cold Open

    No, it’s not a rerun. “Saturday Night Live” alum Will Ferrell returned to perform his trademark impression of former President George W. Bush. “I know what you’re thinking: ‘What the heck is this handsome devil doing back in the Oval Office?’ Well, the truth is, this is just a set,” Ferrell’s Bush said in the cold open. “I had it...

  • Donald Trump Jan 18, 2018

    Tillerson Signals Deeper US Military Commitment in Syria

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled deeper U.S. commitment to Syria on Wednesday, saying America would maintain its military presence there to prevent an ISIS resurgence. He said the U.S. also would push for broader political changes in the Middle East country. Speaking at Stanford University after being introduced by former top diplomat Condoleezza Rice, Tillerson said the Trump administration...

  • georgia Oct 16, 2017

    NCAA Corruption Probe Prompts Internal Reviews Across College Hoops

    The spate of arrests, details of under-the-table bribes to teenagers and the downfall of one of the sport’s best-known coaches has triggered uncomfortable soul-searching among the institutions at the heart of college basketball, including internal reviews by more than two dozen schools of their own prominent programs. At stake is the future of a business that, over the span of...

  • georgia Oct 12, 2017

    Led by Condoleezza Rice, NCAA to Study College Hoops After Bribery, Fraud Probe

    The NCAA said it will form a commission to study the inner workings of college basketball in response a federal investigation into bribery and fraud that rocked the sport and implicated several assistant coaches. The NCAA announced the commission Wednesday and said former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will lead the committee. “We need to do right by student-athletes,” NCAA...

  • Coca-Cola Jul 14, 2017

    Hootie Johnson, Former Augusta National Golf Club Chairman, Dies

    Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Thursday morning. He was 86. Augusta National announced his death and celebrated the sweeping changes to the Masters during his eight years as chairman. But it was his battle with Martha Burk and her National...

  • Donald Trump May 9, 2017

    Trump Weighs Sending Up to 5,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

    The Trump administration is weighing whether to send as many as 5,000 more troops to fight in Afghanistan, a military official told NBC News. President Donald Trump is still deciding on a variety of options U.S. military leaders are providing him with, according to senior administration officials. The U.S. currently has about 8,400 troops in Afghanistan, part of America’s longest...

  • Russia Mar 29, 2017

    Sean Spicer Tells Reporter to ‘Stop Shaking Your Head'

    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told a reporter to “stop shaking your head” during an exchange at his daily press briefing Tuesday. Spicer appeared annoyed by April Ryan, Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, when she asked what President Trump’s administration would do to revamp its image following reports of its ties to Russia. Spicer objected to...

  • Donald Trump Mar 29, 2017

    Spicer to Reporter: ‘Stop Shaking Your Head'

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer and American Urban Radio Networks reporter April Ryan have an exchange at a press briefing on Tuesday, with Spicer telling Ryan to “stop shaking your head” several times.

  • Donald Trump Feb 24, 2017

    Fact Check: Trump Claims, and Gets, Undue Credit

    President Donald Trump is giving himself too much credit for sending criminal foreigners out of the country and saving money on fighter planes. He’s getting too much credit from one of the few women with a top White House job for elevating women in the administration. A look at some statements Thursday by Trump and presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway.

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