Michael Baisden

Actress Angelina Jolie has undergone a preventive double mastectomy, she revealed Tuesday in The New York Times. She wrote an opinion piece, titled “My Medical Choice,” explaining that she underwent the breast removal procedure because she has a mutated BRCA1 gene known to raise a woman’s risk of breast and ovarian cancers. The BRCA1 and […]

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama blamed Republicans Friday for the failure of Congress to reach an agreement to stave off the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration, calling the cuts “dumb” and “arbitrary.” “At a time when our business has finally begun to get some traction, hiring new workers, and bringing jobs back to America, […]

Today marks the one year anniversary of the Trayvon Martin shooting, the incident that sparked an international conversation about race, gun control and law enforcement. Martin was headed back to the home of his father’s girlfriend shortly after 7 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2012, after a trip to the convenience store. George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old […]

Andre Dandridge Place of Residence: Detroit Why He is a Game Changer: When Dandridge was a 21-year-old senior at the University of Michigan, he found out he was going to be a Father. He also found out that there weren’t many resources geared toward young Black men to help him prepare. “My first reaction to the […]

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama will announce in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night that some 34,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan will have returned home by this time next year, according to sources with knowledge of the the address. The move will reduce the number of U.S. forces in the country […]

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama delivers the first State of the Union address of his second term on Tuesday. Here are five things to watch for as the president lays out his second-term agenda: 1. Slap and tickle Sources say the president will point out bipartisan progress on immigration reform but he’ll take it […]

“What really concerns me is the ingredients of the discourse. The African-American community … where is that community? Where is that voice? I think the…

Police responded to a shooting at Price Middle School in Atlanta early Thursday afternoon, WSBTV reports. Authorities say that multiple people, including a 14-year-old, were wounded, according to Fox News. Police said the teen was shot in the back of the neck and immediately transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment, 11Alive reports. The second […]

Washington (CNN) – John Kerry was overwhelmingly confirmed Tuesday as the 68th secretary of state by his colleagues in the U.S. Senate. The vote was 94-3, with Republican Senators John Cornyn, Ted Cruz and James Inhofe voting no. Kerry voted present on his own nomination. Earlier in the day he received the nod of the […]


Many of us were still on a post-Inaugural high even after King Day. Took me a minute to snap out of the euphoria. President Barack…

[Updated at 3:06 p.m. ET] Someone – a fourth person – suffered a heart attack, according to a federal law enforcement source who is receiving reports from the scene, CNN’s Carol Cratty reports. So, recapping what we’ve been told: – Three people, including a gunman, were wounded in a shooting between two people on the […]

President Barack Obama marked the start of his second term with an inaugural speech at the U.S. Capitol. Obama weighed in on “what makes us exceptional” as Americans during his address. His speech took place just after his public swearing-in, which was administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Below, the full text of […]