Community Service Urged on MLK Holiday

The Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal organization which oversees the government’s public service efforts, has put out its annual call to...

Top Banks Answer to Financial Crisis Panel

 Several major bank executives finally admitted to missteps during the 2008 financial crisis during a January 13 hearing on Capitol Hill. “People are angry. They...

Arenas Charged With Felony Gun Possession

Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has been charged with felony gun possession, the Washington Post reported on Jan 14. The 28-year-old native of Los Angeles, Calif....

Ex-NBA Star Pleads Guilty

Former NBA star Jayson Williams pleaded guilty on Jan. 11 for accidentally shooting his limousine driver to death in 2002. The Associated Press, Williams was...

African Immigrants Revolt in Italy

According to a New York Times report, more than 1,000 African workers in Calabria, a southern Italian region, were shipped away to detention centers...

Teddy Pendergrass Dead at 59

Legendary R&B singer and songwriter, Teddy Pendergrass died Jan. 13, at the Bryn Mawr Hospital in Philadelphia reports the Associated Press. He was 59. His...

‘Beating’ the Conflict in Darfur

After months of relative silence, the issue of violence in Darfur, Sudan, rose to the fore Jan. 9 when thousands of individuals in 15...

U.S. Haitians Look on in Despair

Haitians in the United States—along with the rest of the world—are looking on with horror at the aftermath of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that has...

Haiti Rocked by 7.0 Quake

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck just 10 miles outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, at about 5 p.m., Jan. 12, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Observers...

New York Mourns Percy Sutton

Despite the bitter cold weather, mourners waited outside the Riverside Church in Manhattan, along the funeral route and at the Apollo Theater to pay...