House passes bill giving Washington, DC statehood

Summary List Placement The House of Representatives passed a bill along party lines on Thursday that would make Washington, DC the nation’s 51st state. The legislation, known as the Washington, DC Admissions Act or HR 51, would make the District a state known as the Douglass Commonwealth, named for the revered Black abolitionist Fredrick Douglass. […]

Man whose NYC subway pipe-bomb fizzled gets life in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge sentenced a Bangladeshi immigrant whose pipe bomb mostly misfired in a busy New York City subway station in 2017 to life in prison on Thursday, calling the crime “barbaric and heinous.” Akayed Ullah, 31, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by Judge Richard J. Sullivan. “A life sentence is […]

Sending 4th and 5th stimulus checks could keep 12 million Americans out of poverty, report finds

Summary List Placement Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have received three stimulus payments from the government, and a new report finds that sending more checks would lift Americans out of poverty. The Economic Security Project released a report on April 14 that found stimulus checks have played a critical role in fighting […]

Uber’s top lawyer rejected the company’s attempts to recruit him twice. Here’s how CEO Dara Khosrowshahi finally won him over. (UBER)

Summary List Placement In early 2017, a series of scandals revealed Uber as a company that would tolerate harassment and other misbehavior as it pursued rapid growth. The depth and breadth of those revelations forced a reckoning, and by the spring of that year, Uber was starting to remake itself. For help, it looked to […]

Russia suddenly says it’s pulling back troops from Ukraine’s borders after weeks of tensions and fears of an invasion

Summary List Placement Russia on Thursday abruptly announced it’s pulling troops back from Ukraine’s borders, just one day after President Vladimir Putin warned that anyone who threatens Russia’s security will “regret” it. The buildup of roughly 100,000 Russian troops over the past few weeks along the eastern Ukrainian border and in Crimea, which Putin unilaterally […]

‘Time to do the right thing’ on climate, Greta Thunberg tells U.S. Congress

  WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg warned U.S. lawmakers Thursday that history will hold them accountable for climate catastrophes if they do not stop subsidizing the fossil fuel industry before it is too late.    Thunberg, 18, whose activism has inspired a global movement, testified virtually to a House of Representatives panel on the […]

Biden is granting tax credits to any small business offering employees paid time off to get vaccinated. Here’s how to develop a simple and effective policy.

Summary List Placement Jason Berry believes it’s his responsibility to ensure as many of his 320 employees as possible are vaccinated against Covid-19.  “We don’t feel it’s our place to tell people what to do with their bodies, so we’ve decided to make it highly recommended and financially beneficial to them, but we stopped short […]

Read the pitch deck 2 founders used to land $59 million to help barbershops run their sales and bookings more smoothly

Summary List Placement In 2014 when longtime friends Dave Salvant and Songe LaRon starting thinking about building a business together, they kept coming back to one enterprise that meant a lot to them both: barbershops.  The pair reminisced about visiting barbershops nearly every week of their lives and observed that while their hairstyles may have […]

Mackenzie McKee; I’ve Cheated on My Husband SOOOO Many Times!

Mackenzie McKee would like to make something clear. Are you listening closely?  Yes? You are? Okay, here goes the Teen Mom veteran… SHE’S BEEN A TERRIBLE WIFE WHO HAS OFTEN SLEPT AROUND BEHIND HER HUSBAND BACK! No, really. McKee really wants everyone to know this about her. The long-time MTV star has apparently grown so […]

Whoopi Goldberg reminisces about Patrick Swayze & her Oscar win for ‘Ghost’

This year is the 35th anniversary of Whoopi Goldberg winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Ghost. She was, at that time, only the second Black woman to win an Oscar after Hattie McDaniel. To celebrate the anniversary, Variety put Whoopi on the cover and had her reminisce about the Oscar ceremony, scoring the part […]

A business owner is saving money on employee COVID tests — and customers are picking up the tab

Summary List Placement When seven of Kari Kuelzer’s restaurant staff tested positive for COVID-19 in November, forcing her to temporarily close the business, she put her face into her hands and cried.  Her efforts to find affordable and fast COVID-19 tests since August weren’t fruitful, and she grew frustrated by the lack of help or […]

The 93rd Academy Awards will honor the best films of the year — here’s how to watch live this Sunday to see all the winners

  Summary List Placement + Live TV (small)TV (small) The 93rd Academy Awards will recognize some of the best films from 2020 and early 2021. The ceremony will be broadcast on April 25 at 8 p.m. ET from Union Station in Los Angeles, while the night’s performances will be held at the Dolby Theatre. You […]

Kanye West is ‘super annoyed’ that people keep saying Kim Kardashian is divorcing him

In February, Kim Kardashian finally filed for divorce from Kanye West. She had telegraphed her decision to end her marriage for months, regularly briefing People Magazine and Page Six about her headspace and her mixed emotions about ending her marriage. I even theorized that Kim wanted Kanye to file first, so that he would feel […]