In This Issue

Teen survives five-hour flight to Hawaii ‘in airplane wheel well’

A 16-year-old boy was lucky to be alive Monday after surviving a flight from California to Hawaii...

Jimmy Carter knocks Hillary Clinton-President Obama foreign policy

Former President Jimmy Carter took a jab at President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary...

Jeb Bush: Immigration is ‘not a felony’ but ‘an act of love’

Jeb Bush said the debate over immigration reform needs to move past derisive rhetoric describing illegal immigrants....

Woods has back surgery, will miss the Masters

Woods said on his website that he had surgery Monday in Utah for a pinched nerve that...

The source of Black poverty isn’t Black culture, It’s American culture

Americans don’t want to imagine that our racist history is actually an ongoing, racist reality. We like...

Soda sales in US decline at faster pace

Americans cut back on soda at an accelerated pace last year, extending a slow retreat from the...

Teen survives five-hour flight to Hawaii ‘in airplane wheel well’

Teen survives five-hour flight to Hawaii ‘in airplane wheel well’

A 16-year-old boy was lucky to be alive Monday after surviving a flight from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of an airplane, US media reported.

The young stowaway endured freezing temperatures and a lack of oxygen aboard the five-and-a-half hour Hawaiian Airlines flight, which reached an altitude of some 38,000 feet, an FBI official told the Los Angeles Times.

“How he survived, I don’t know. It’s a miracle,” FBI spokesman Tom Simon told the daily following …

April 21, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Jimmy Carter knocks Hillary Clinton-President Obama foreign policy

Jimmy Carter knocks Hillary Clinton-President Obama foreign policy

Former President Jimmy Carter took a jab at President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over their handling of Middle East peace negotiations in an interview published Thursday.

Heralding the nation’s current top diplomat, John Kerry, the former Democratic President told TIME Magazine he has “great admiration” for Kerry and the two stay in touch frequently through email.

“He has had a very difficult time operating pretty much on his own,” Carter said about Kerry’s …

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Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards to Return to NYC, Co-Hosted by MC Roxanne Shanté

Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards to Return to NYC, Co-Hosted by MC Roxanne Shanté

The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards induction ceremony and concert television show returns to New York for a taping in midtown Manhattan on May 19.

To be co-hosted by female MC Roxanne Shanté, a founding member of seminal hip hop collective the Juice Crew and central figure in the so-called “Roxanne Wars,” this will be the first broadcast of the show since it first aired nationally on BET in the 1996. (Organizers have said competition from …

April 21, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Nigeria’s Nollywood hails economic ‘approval’

Nigeria’s Nollywood hails economic ‘approval’

Nollywood directors and investors on Monday hailed the industry’s inclusion in Nigeria’s economic data for the first time, calling it a recognition of the sector’s growing power and influence.

Africa’s most populous nation and leading oil producer became the continent’s largest economy on Sunday when the government announced the long-overdue recalculation of gross domestic product.

When the last revision was carried out in 1990, Nollywood’s contribution to the economy was negligible.

But statistics indicated that the industry, which has …

April 7, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

What your sleeping style reveals about your relationship

What your sleeping style reveals about your relationship

Are you a creative person stuck in an unhappy relationship? Or an extrovert who gets along well with your partner? Your preferred sleeping position may reveal the answers to these questions, and other secrets about your personality and relationship.

In a survey, 1,000 people reported their preferred sleeping positions, and also gave information about their personalities and relationship quality. It turned out that the farther apart people in relationships …

April 21, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Soda sales in US decline at faster pace

Soda sales in US decline at faster pace

Americans cut back on soda at an accelerated pace last year, extending a slow retreat from the category that began nearly a decade ago.

U.S. sales volume of carbonated soft drinks fell 3 percent in 2013, according to a report released Monday by Beverage Digest, an industry tracker. That represents a steeper drop than the 1.2 percent decline in 2012 and brings total soda volume to the lowest level since 1995.

The latest numbers underscore the daunting challenge …

April 1, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal

Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal

Bernard Hopkins, boxing’s ageless wonder at 49, is one victory from becoming the undisputed world light-heavyweight champion and already daring unbeaten pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather to a showdown.

Hopkins, the oldest major world champion in boxing history, won a split decision Saturday over Kazak fighter Beibut Shumenov to take the World Boxing Association title and keep his International Boxing Federation crown.

“The only thing I want to know before I leave this game is that I gave it …

April 21, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson

Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson made his first significant move Monday, firing head coach Mike Woodson and his entire staff.

Woodson had a 109-79 record in parts of three seasons for the Knicks, but didn’t make the playoffs in the lackluster Eastern Conference this season. The Knicks also announced they will begin their coaching search immediately. A source had previously told Yahoo Sports that with the exception of Knicks president Steve Mills, everyone in basketball operations …

April 21, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Reviews

BMW confirms range-topping X7 SUV is going into production

BMW confirms range-topping X7 SUV is going into production

BMW’s new seven-seat off-roader will be built in the US and will be hitting the streets in 2016. The announcement was...

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2015 Ford Expedition – Preview

2015 Ford Expedition – Preview

Although it’s still not all-new, the Ford Expedition gets a much-needed refresh for 2015, with improved infotainment and active safety, plus...

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2014 Chevrolet Impala: Stylish large sedan

2014 Chevrolet Impala: Stylish large sedan

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is the first all-new car to carry the nameplate in a very long time, but the wait...

Feb 9, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Other News

Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal

Bernard Hopkins, boxing’s ageless wonder at 49, is one victory from becoming the undisputed world...

Apr 21, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson made his first significant move Monday, firing head coach...

Apr 21, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

What your sleeping style reveals about your relationship

Are you a creative person stuck in an unhappy relationship? Or an extrovert who gets...

Apr 21, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Wie’s win snaps LPGA title drought

American Michelle Wie won her first LPGA title since 2010, firing five-under par 67 for...

Apr 21, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Jimmy Carter knocks Hillary Clinton-President Obama foreign policy

Former President Jimmy Carter took a jab at President Barack Obama and former Secretary of...

Apr 10, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Nigeria’s Nollywood hails economic ‘approval’

Nollywood directors and investors on Monday hailed the industry’s inclusion in Nigeria’s economic data for...

Apr 7, 2014 | No comment | Read More »