Category: Business

A look at world’s deadliest air disasters

Malaysia Plane

A family member of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane is mobbed by journalists at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, March 8, 2014. Search teams across Southeast Asia scrambled on Saturday to find a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 239 people on board that disappeared from air traffic control screens over waters between Malaysia and Vietnam early that morning. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

At 50, landmark libel case relevant in digital age

Courtney Love

This Sept. 20, 2010 file photo shows musician Courtney Love in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Courtney Love hadn’t been born and tweeting was reserved for birds when The New York Times won a landmark libel case at the Supreme Court in 1964.

Set clocks ahead for daylight saving time

Daylight Saving Time

Dave LeMote uses an allen wrench to adjust hands on a stainless steel tower clock at Electric Time Company, Inc. in Medfield, Mass., Friday, March 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sure sign that spring is on the horizon: It’s time to set the clocks forward for daylight saving time.

China-bound Malaysian jet vanishes with 239 aboard

Malaysia Plane

This photo taken in April, 2013, shows a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER at Narita Airport in Narita, near Tokyo. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Search and rescue crews across Southeast Asia scrambled on Saturday to find a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that disappeared from air traffic control screens over waters between Malaysia and Vietnam early that morning, leaving the fates of the 239 people aboard in doubt.

Mom accused of driving into surf goes before judge

Fla Ocean Rescue

This booking photo released by the Volusia (Fla.) County Division of Corrections shows Ebony Wilkerson. (AP Photo/Volusia (Fla.) County Corrections)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A pregnant South Carolina woman pointed to the ocean, locked the doors and rolled up the windows, telling her three children she was “trying to take them to a better place” as she drove her minivan into the surf, authorities said.

Dr Boyce: “I didn’t know black people like you existed”

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

I saw two old friends last night (husband and wife) for the first time in six years. I knew “the Mrs” long before she met her husband, and I’ve had a chance to watch each of them evolve from their early days to become the people that they are right now.

Sharpton talks about the struggle today


Al Sharpton

HOUSTON (NNPA) – Al Sharpton said the assault on voting rights continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing African-Americans today.

Sharpton made the comments during a trip to Houston, where he was guest speaker at Houston Community College’s Black History Gala. Speaking with reporters before the event, Sharpton said the National Action Network – which he founded – is at the forefront of the fight for rights.

President Obama to introduce ‘Cosmos’ debut Sunday

Neil deGrasse Tyson

This photo released by Fox shows Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist who hosts the television show, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” on location during the episode “When Knowledge Conquered Fear” in New Mexico, airing Sunday, March 23, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on Fox and Monday, March 24, 10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo. The television series premieres Sunday, March 9, 2014, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on Fox and simultaneously across multiple U.S. Fox networks. (AP Photo/Fox, Richard Foreman Jr.)

Black History Month AMEZ musical


WORSHIP THROUGH SONG—Pictured above, the CH Foggie/Allegheny AMEZ Conference Choir sings praises to God. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

The C.H. Foggie/Allegheny AMEZ Conference Choir and the Black History Workshop Choir hosted its Annual Black History Month Musical Concert, Feb. 24, at Homewood AMEZ Church, located at 724 N. Homewood Ave., in Homewood. A special recognition was presented to musician and songwriter Philip Russell.

What were the economic effects of slavery?

Now that the conversation about reparations has gained momentum, it is important to discuss the economic impact of slavery.  The money is a big part of the reason that slavery was allowed to exist for as long as it did.