Coretta Scott KingBy Lauren Victoria Burke
NNPA Newswire ContributorThe United States Senate debate over Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (D-Ala.) boiled over into confusion and accusations on Tuesday, February 7, as Senate Democrats carried their opposition into an all-night long protest.
But at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recited the words of a letter authored by Coretta Scott King, the late widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that’s
- Last week the National Museum of African American History and Culture premiered the Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” which features commentary by James Baldwin. The film is a tribute to the staggering contribution of one of America’s greatest men of letters. Director Raoul Peck spent ten years completing the film. The documentary was inspired by one of Baldwin’s unfinished manuscripts regarding his friendships and views on three of his friends: Medgar Ev
- By Stacy Brown
The Washington Informer
More than six decades after the horrific, racially-motivated murder of Emmett Till, the White woman who accused the Chicago teenager of verbally and physically accosting her in Money, Miss., in 1955, has admitted she lied, according to a new book.
Till had allegedly whistled at and groped Carolyn Bryant, a 21-year-old White woman, while at a country store in the small town.
After the encounter, Roy Bryant, Carolyn’s husband, and J.W. Milam tracked you
- By Jim Drinkard and
Wire Service Correspondents
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the Washington week that wasn’t, President Donald Trump’s new administration whirred like a “fine-tuned machine,” piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen.
Immigration agents newly empowered by Trump’s call to secure borders sent hordes of bad foreigners back home, validating a president who won the most lopsided Electoral College victory since Ronald R
- When a black man ended up face down on the ground after a New Year’s celebration, residents of a predominantly white village were outraged.
- Despite gullible headlines, and people taking advantage of any excuse to share bacon pictures, there’s no reason to panic.
- Win tickets to the 2017 Arnold Sports Festival Your Entries
30Pick up verbiage from ad Official Rules
Powered by ContestHopper close
Contest Rules & Disclaimer
- Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates(AP) — President Donald Trump has fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she announced she would not defend his controversial immigration order.
He is naming Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve in her place.
The White House press office says in a statement Monday that Yates “has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the Un
- By Alicia A. CaldwellWire Service CorrespondentWASHINGTON (AP) — Confusion, worry and outrage grew Saturday as President Donald Trump’s crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries took effect. Airlines blocked people traveling to the United States, legal challenges were underway and doubts abounded about whether the order would make America safer.
The immediate fallout from Trump’s order meant that an untold number of foreign-born U.S. residents now
- By Mike StobbeWire Service Correspondent
NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn’t saying why publicly.
But a co-sponsor said he was told by the CDC that it was worried how the conference would be viewed by the Trump administration
The incoming administration did not ask or order that the meeting be canceled, said Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Ass
- By Julie Pace and Jonathan LemireWire Service Correspondents
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is ordering a “major investigation” into voter fraud, revisiting unsubstantiated claims he’s made repeatedly about a rigged voting system.
The investigation, he said, will look at those registered to vote in more than one state, “those who are illegal and … even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time).
- Voters who cast ballots for Mr. Trump cheered as they saw a new conservative era in government taking shape, even if they were a little leery of him.
- WASHINGTON (AP) – Wearing pink, pointy-eared “pussyhats” to mock the new president, hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets in the nation’s capital and cities around the world Saturday to send Donald Trump an emphatic message that they won’t let his agenda go unchallenged over the next four years.
“We march today for the moral core of this nation, against which our new president is waging a war,” actress America Ferrera told the Washington cro
- By Bill Barrow
Wire Service Correspondent
ATLANTA (AP) – As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation’s first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters.
In more than one venue Monday, speakers and attendees expressed reservations about President-elect Donald Trump and his incoming administration, some even raising the specter of t
- By Errin Haines Whack
Wire Service Correspondent
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – LaKeitha Carlos was at home in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon and decided to check the flights to Chicago, just in case.
A last-minute ticket was only $194.
Carlos took a moment to reflect on how, eight years earlier, she had worked as an organizer in Atlanta to get Barack Obama elected president, marking her start in politics. The wife and mother only briefly considered her choice: Should she drop everything to see the pre
- FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An Army veteran who landed at the Fort Lauderdale airport with a gun in his checked luggage opened fire in the baggage claim area Friday, killing five people and wounding eight before throwing his weapon down and lying spread-eagle on the ground, authorities and witnesses said.
The gunman – identified by authorities as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, who served in Iraq with the National Guard but was demoted and discharged last year for unsatisfactory perfo
- FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others at a busy international airport in Florida appears to have traveled there specifically to carry out the attack, authorities said Saturday, but they don’t know yet why he chose his target and have not yet ruled out terrorism.
Authorities said during a news conference that they had interviewed roughly 175 people, including a lengthy interrogation with the cooperative suspect, 26-
- The company said on Tuesday that it would instead invest $700 million to increase production in Michigan.
- Since opening in 1975 on Mt. Vernon Avenue, Nelson Crawley has operated his Crawley’s Custom Picture Framing & Art Gallery. After 42 years, he is retiring and selling the property and business. Long-time active in the local faith community, Rev. Crawley says he will continue to come to work until the right buyer is sent his way who will carry on the tradition and craft of picture framing. (Staff Photo)
By Bob BaumWire Service Correspondent
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Ohio State made it to the College Football Playoff without winning the Big Ten championship, and on Saturday night did very little to show it deserved to be there.
The Buckeyes’ 31-0 loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl ranks as the most celebrated pratfall in a big game for one of college football’s most prestigious programs in many, many years.
Ohio State (11-2), which entered the game a slight favorite over th
- NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel thought he would be wrapping up his 46-year career in Congress on a note of triumph, leaving office at the same time as a history-making fellow Democrat, President Barack Obama, with the country in the hands of longtime friend Hillary Clinton.
Instead, the gravelly-voiced New Yorker said he is exiting to “a nightmare,” the ascendancy of Donald Trump.
“I keep waking up thinking that it’s a dream, bad dream,” he told The
- By Andrew Welsh-HugginsWire Service Correspondent
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court dismissed a public information lawsuit Tuesday without ruling on its argument that video from police body cameras are public record and should be released on request.
In not taking up the issue, the court noted that the video had already been released – two days after news organizations requested the footage in the July 19, 2015, traffic stop and fatal shooting of a black motorist by a whit
- By Ricardo Alonso-ZaldivarWire Service Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) — “Obamacare” seems to be holding its own. The administration said Wednesday that 6.4 million people have enrolled for subsidized private coverage through HealthCare.gov, ahead of last year’s pace.
Despite rising premiums, dwindling insurers, and the Republican vow to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law, about 400,000 more people signed up through Monday than for a comparable period in
- These hate crimes and incidents of harassment were reported in the last week.
- By Bernard CondonWire Service Correspondent
NEW YORK (AP) – Donald Trump says his business is “great,” and you’ll have to trust him on that. One of the few things an outsider can know for sure is that it’s a complex and opaque hodgepodge of an empire scattered around the globe.
Trump in May disclosed holdings in about 500 companies in at least 25 countries. But many of the 500 have no business operations, they’re shells set up to hold stakes in other companies
- A 20-week ban in Ohio may be a sign of things to come.
- The governor signed a ban on abortion after 20 weeks, but vetoed a measure that would have barred abortions after a fetal heartbeat was detected.
- Legalized abortion faces its greatest threat in decades, people on both sides of the issue say, and that includes the possibility that Roe v. Wade will be overturned.
- By Kevin Freking and Josh Lederman
Wire Service Correspondents
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama vigorously defended a counterterrorism strategy that relies on special forces and local U.S. partners to minimize America’s military footprint, drawing a sharp contrast Tuesday to the more confrontational vision promoted by President-elect Donald Trump.
Obama’s speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, was to be his last major national security speech before he lea
- With the prospect of a Trump appointment to the Supreme Court, Republican-led states continue to pass abortion restrictions. Ohio is the latest.
- The former astronaut and senator was courageous not just for his feats in war and space, but also in his private life.
- Mr. Glenn was a symbol of the space age as the first American to orbit Earth, then became a national political figure representing Ohio in the Senate.
- By Andrew Welsh-HugginsWire Service Correspondent
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Video footage from police cruiser dashcams is a public record that, with some exceptions, should be promptly released upon request, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday.
The Ohio Supreme Court’s unanimous decision came in a case involving a State Highway Patrol chase last year on Interstate 71.
The state denied a request by The Cincinnati Enquirer for video of the Jan. 22, 2015, pursuit, saying the foota
- One formula for victory had nothing to do with Donald Trump.
By Kim TolleySenior Contributing Writer
In the hours following Monday morning’s attack on the campus of the Ohio State University, speculation began to spread about the attacker’s motivations.
On the first day back to class following the Thanksgiving Day weekend, a student later identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, plunged his silver Honda into pedestrians walking near Watts Hall on the Columbus campus. When he exited the car, Artan, a first year business student
- ‘Bo’ and ‘Woody’ would be proud about “The Game” on Saturday – The Ohio State Buckeyes vs. TTUN (That Team Up North). It just wasn’t pretty on the field, on the sidelines or at the post-game press conference. As in earlier some matches, OSU struggled but kicked into gear to come back and tie the game by the end of regulation play. Ohio State would go on to defeat Michigan (30-27) in double OT, causing wide speculation and opinion on
- By Ralph D. RussoWire Service Correspondent
Ohio State and Penn State are setting up for quite the potential problem for the College Football Playoff selection committee.
The second-ranked Buckeyes and No. 8 Nittany Lions each won Saturday, sending Penn State to the Big Ten championship game as East Division winners and Ohio State into wait-and-see mode. Both teams look playoff worthy for now.
The other race that changed on rivalry Saturday was the one for the Heisman Trophy.
And, oh, Texas and
- By Ralph D. Russo
Wire Service Correspondent
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The play was 29 Lead, and it will go down in history as how Ohio State beat Michigan in one of the greatest games ever played by the Big Ten’s most storied rivals.
That’s pretty much all Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer wanted to talk about. Everything else about the second-ranked Buckeyes’ 30-27 victory over the third-ranked Wolverines on Saturday was almost too overwhelming for Meyer to sort out so soon after
- Tamir RiceBy Mark GillispieWire Service Correspondent
CLEVELAND (AP) — Samaria Rice is trying to find a path forward for herself and her family two years after her 12-year-old son, Tamir, was fatally shot by police while holding a pellet gun at the city recreation where he played nearly every day.Rice is working to create a foundation in Tamir’s name to provide scholarships and mentor children using a portion of what she’s owed from the city of Cleveland in a $6 million settlem
- By Bill Barrow
Wire Service Correspondent
ATLANTA (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump is again distancing himself from the alt-right movement as its white supremacist members claim his election as a boon for their agenda.
“I disavow and condemn them,” Trump said Tuesday during a wide-ranging interview with staff members of The New York Times.
It’s the latest attempt from Trump to separate himself from groups and individuals widely condemned for their advocacy of white sup
- The Ohio State Buckeyes Mike Weber (25) gained 52 yards on this run, and three plays later, a 4 yard TD, finishing the game with 111 total rushing yards for 7.9 yards a carry, and 1 TD. The Buckeyes defeated the Michigan State University Spartans (17-16) in East Lansing on Saturday. (Photo by Gregory Lewis, Jr.)
- By Russ BynumWire Service Correspondent
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Advocates accused a Georgia lawmaker of targeting Muslim women with proposed changes to a 1951 state law passed to unmasked the Ku Klux Klan, creating a backlash that prompted the Republican legislator to quickly discard the idea.
State Rep. Jason Spencer came under fire from the American Civil Liberties Union and Muslim advocacy groups who called his proposal a veiled attempt to ban Muslim women from wearing scarves and other re
- A crucial dam struggles to keep things moving as improvements are continually delayed — a symbol of the nation’s infrastructure problems.
- A symbol of America’s ailing infrastructure, Lock No. 52 on the Ohio River is responsible for a shipping bottleneck that hobbles commerce far and wide.
- The moon won’t be this close again until the year 2034, so many Columbusites came out at dusk to witness a seldom phenomenon sight over the city known as the Supermoon. While being away from lights offers the best view, one of the more interesting locations was on the West bank of the Scioto River across from downtown. (Staff Photo)
- Dr. Daniel GoodCOLUMBUS – With the passage of Issue 57, Columbus City Schools will receive much-needed resources to further build upon the success of its students in the classroom, better address the social and emotional needs they often bring from home, and begin tackling a multi-million-dollar backlog of building maintenance and repairs.
“By so many measures, Columbus City Schools is on the right track,” said Dr. Dan Good, Superintendent/ CEO. “With its vote, our commun
- By Qassim Abdul-ZahraWire Service Correspondent
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi troops on Sunday fortified their positions in Mosul neighborhoods retaken from the Islamic State group as their advance toward the city center was slowed by sniper fire and suicide bombings, as well as concern over the safety of civilians.
“The biggest hindrance to us is the civilians, whose presence is slowing us down,” Maj. Gen. Sami al-Aridi of the special forces told The Associated Press. “We are
- The long torturous campaign of 2016 has come to an end but the result only ensures that the anxiety and fear among many Americans have only increased.
Subjected to a campaign mired in ugliness with a heavy racial component throughout the campaign, Republican candidate and provocateur Donald Trump confounded the pundits by winning the presidency over his much more qualified opponent Hillary Clinton.
Trump, who throughout his campaign encouraged White anger, entitlement and sense of victimization
- By Jesse J. HollandWire Service Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s largest civil rights organization says it will closely monitor President-elect Donald Trump and his incoming administration’s policies and actions to ensure that hard-fought civil rights gains are not lost without a protracted fight.
“We will not accept proposals to roll back civil rights… not on our watch,” Wade Henderson, president of Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
- By David BauderWire Service Correspondent
NEW YORK (AP) – Gwen Ifill, co-anchor of PBS’ “NewsHour” with Judy Woodruff and a veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates, died Monday of cancer, the network said.
She was 61.
A former reporter for The New York Times and The Washington Post, Ifill switched to television in the 1990s and covered politics and Congress for NBC News. She moved to PBS in 1999 as host of “Washington Week” and also work
Follow @NewslockerOhio on Twitter!