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‘Dear Martin’…Bishop’s letters to MLK traces racial relations

BISHOP WOODIE W. WHITE

BISHOP WOODIE W. WHITE

(Religion News Service)—The nation marked the birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on (Jan. 20) with speeches, prayers and volunteer service. But for decades, retired United Methodist Bishop Woodie W. White has marked the holiday in a more personal way: He writes a “birthday letter” to the civil rights leader who was killed in 1968.

Official: French president splits with first lady

This Sunday May 6, 2012 file photo shows French president-elect Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler celebrating his election victory in Bastille Square in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

This Sunday May 6, 2012 file photo shows French president-elect Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler celebrating his election victory in Bastille Square in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has split with the country’s first lady two weeks after a tabloid reported that the leader was having an affair with an actress, an official said Saturday.

How Marriage, Divorce and Custody Can Destroy You Financially

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

A recent article by “Ree” the Ree-lationship Guide at iDateDaily.com talks about the huge economic impact of both marriage and divorce.   The article discusses a recent documentary by Dr. Drew Pinsky, a regular on CNN, called “Divorce Corp.”  In the film, Dr. Drew explains how marriage and divorce are multi-billion dollar industries, and that they are relatively unregulated.

Suspect charged with murder in Historically Black SC campus shooting

South Carolina State board Chairman William Small, President Thomas Elzey, police chief Mernard Clarkson, Orangeburg city council woman Liz Zimmerman-Keitt, and Orangeburg Mayor Michael Bulter at a press conference Friday Jan. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Times & Democrat, Larry Hardy)

South Carolina State board Chairman William Small, President Thomas Elzey, police chief Mernard Clarkson, Orangeburg city council woman Liz Zimmerman-Keitt, and Orangeburg Mayor Michael Bulter at a press conference Friday Jan. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Times & Democrat, Larry Hardy)

Penn State’s Franklin touts ‘really good plan’

James Franklin answers questions from reporters after he was introduced as Penn State's new football coach during a news conference on Saturday Jan. 11, 2014, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/John Beale)

James Franklin answers questions from reporters after he was introduced as Penn State’s new football coach during a news conference on Saturday Jan. 11, 2014, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/John Beale)

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – James Franklin’s plan on how to be CEO of the Penn State football is in place.

Obama heading to Pittsburgh after speech next week

In this Dec. 7, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama smiles as he arrives at the Saban Forum to speak about the Middle East at the Willard Hotel in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

In this Dec. 7, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama smiles as he arrives at the Saban Forum to speak about the Middle East at the Willard Hotel in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

PITTSBURGH (AP) – White House officials say President Barack Obama will visit Pittsburgh during the week following his State of the Union address.

Michigan woman arraigned in attack on Blige’s dad

Singer Mary J. Blige performs at the 81st annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Singer Mary J. Blige performs at the 81st annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A woman accused of stabbing the father of singer Mary J. Blige has been arraigned on a charge of attempted murder.

Eminem, Dr. Dre, Mase, Nas perform at LA show

This Feb. 10, 2013 file photo shows music industry entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine, left, and hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre at a Grammy Party in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, file)

This Feb. 10, 2013 file photo shows music industry entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine, left, and hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre at a Grammy Party in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Dre’s powerful rolodex was put to good use for the launch of Beats Music with a concert featuring Eminem, Diddy and Nas.

Ask Alma…My parents didn’t tell me I was adopted

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ALMA GILL

Dear Alma: I’m 48 and single. I’ve had a great life with good friends and loving parents who are both now deceased. I travel for work, which is why I haven’t settled down, married and had children.

How to deal with Mother Nature’s cold shoulder

Frozen Allegheny River 1 24 2014 (Courier Photo/William McBride)

Frozen Allegheny River 1 24 2014 (Courier Photo/William McBride)

I have a little confession to make. I do not often make public confessions, but confession is good for the soul. My confession, however, has nothing whatsoever to do with my soul. Simply put, I am cold to the bone!

Student shot to death at Historically Black SC State

South Carolina State University student, Brandon Robinson. Photo/www.scsuathletics.com (Courtesy Photo)

South Carolina State University student, Brandon Robinson. Photo/www.scsuathletics.com (Courtesy Photo)

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A student was shot and killed Friday outside an on-campus dormitory at South Carolina State University, and police were looking for four men who left campus.

Police say 3 dead after shooting at Maryland mall

Police and law enforcement evacuate the Mall of Columbia after a shooting on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Police and law enforcement evacuate the Mall of Columbia after a shooting on Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Someone armed with a gun opened fire at a busy shopping mall in suburban Baltimore on Saturday, sending store employees and customers scrambling for cover. Police said three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter, in an apparent murder-suicide.