Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

FCC To Cut Subsidy That Makes Internet Affordable For Low-Income Families

The digital divide is about to get wider after the Federal Communications Commission’s 3-2 political party line vote on Thursday to scale back the federal Lifeline program, which provides a subsidy to help poor people pay for broadband service, CNN Money reported.

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Rep. John Conyers denies settling sexual misconduct claim

The former staffer felt “basically blackballed” with nowhere to turn.

Michigan’s Democratic Rep. John Conyers denied a report that he settled a sexual harassment claim filed against him by a former female staff member, The Associated Press reported. The longtime congressman added that he first heard about the allegations on Tuesday from a BuzzFeed News article. Original story:

Feds Launch Probe Into St. Louis Police Conduct During Protests

The FBI and federal prosecutors are examining whether St. Louis police officers violated the civil rights of protesters who demonstrated after the acquittal in September of a White police officer who killed a Black man, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

READ MORE:   307 Protesters Arrested In St. Louis After Jason Shockley Acquittal

Feds Launch Probe Into St. Louis Police Conduct During Protests

The FBI and federal prosecutors are examining whether St. Louis police officers violated the civil rights of protesters who demonstrated after the acquittal in September of a White police officer who killed a Black man, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

READ MORE:   307 Protesters Arrested In St. Louis After Jason Shockley Acquittal

Della Reese, Singer & Actress, Dies At 86

Della Reese, who had a long career as a jazz singer before becoming a TV actress, died Sunday night at age 86. She leaves behind her husband, Franklin Lett, a film producer and concert promoter.

 

Della Reese, Singer & Actress, Dies At 86

Della Reese, who had a successful career as a jazz singer before gaining prominence as the star of the TV show “Touched by an Angel,” died Sunday night in her California home at age 86. She leaves behind her husband, Franklin Lett, a film producer and concert promoter, Variety reported.

Charles Manson, Mass Murder Who Wanted To Spark Race War, Dead At 83

The infamous cult leader Charles Manson whose White supremacist ideology inspired his followers to commit multiple killings died on Sunday while serving multiple life sentences in prison, USA Today reported.

‘I Should Have Left Them In Jail,’ Trump Fires Back At LaVar Ball

The tension between President Donald Trump and LaVar Ball, the father of one of the UCLA basketball players release from China after getting arrested for shoplifting, increased with the president’s tweet on Sunday.

‘I Should Have Left Them In Jail,’ Trump Fires Back At LaVar Ball

The tension between President Donald Trump and LaVar Ball, the father of one of the UCLA basketball players release from China after getting arrested for shoplifting, increased with the president’s tweet on Sunday.

Russell Simmons Accused Of Sexual Assault By Keri Claussen Khalighi

Keri Claussen Khalighi alleges that Russell Simmons sexually assaulted her in 1991, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“I looked over at Brett [Ratner] and said ‘help me’ and I’ll never forget the look on his face. In that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together,” she recalled, according to the Times.

Appalling: Sheriff’s Deputy Dresses In Blackface As Rep. Frederica Wilson

The York-Poquoson (Virginia) sheriff disciplined a deputy, who dressed in blackface for her Halloween costume of Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), only after the local NAACP chapter informed the media, WNCT-TV reported.