OLMSTED FALLS, OH (WOIO) – A former Boy Scout leader fro the Olmsted Falls troop was sentenced Tuesday morning to eight years in prison for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy. Aaron Robertson, 29, pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual battery and four counts of gross sexual imposition as part of a plea deal in exchange for dropping rape […]

(RNN) – Fidel Castro, who seized power in 1960, killing former politicians and members of the middle class and turning the island of Cuba into a communist country, died Friday. His brother, Raul Castro, announced the death on state-run media. He was 90 years old. According to AFP, the Cuban leader will be cremated on Saturday. The Cuban […]

In a statement released Monday afternoon, embattled Spokane, Wash. NAACP president Rachel Dolezalresigned from her post amidst a scandal surrounding her racial identity. Dolezal, whose parents claim she pretended to be a Black woman although she is biologically White, was scheduled to attend a meeting during which she was expected to address the controversy that has […]

CLEVELAND- Well-known Cleveland religious leader Bishop Floyd Eugene Perry passed away on Thursday. He was 84 years old. Bishop Perry’s son, Pastor Mark Perry, said his father became ill while in Columbus and was taken to the hospital. Perry was recently involved in the call for peace in Cleveland ahead of the verdict for a […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Exactly one month after a local gang leader was convicted of kidnapping and aggravated murder, Julius Webster will be sentenced for his crimes. Webster was found guilty in Judge Michael Astrab’s courtroom for a carjacking and the robbery and murder of 31-year-old Curtis Leon Marks, Jr. Webster was indicted for “participating […]

If you’ve seen last year’s critically acclaimed film Selma, you probably recall Diane Nash’scharacter (played by Tessa Thompson) marching alongside activists like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., James Bevel and (now congressman) John Lewis. Even though it was a small part, don’t let Nash’s small role in the film fool you. She was a crucial figure […]

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04/04/14 – Rev. Jesse Jackson talks to us about the 10th Anniversary of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plus, Tom asks the…

  *Nelson Mandela will be laid to rest on Sunday, Dec. 15 at his rural home in Qunu, and a memorial service in a Johannesburg stadium will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, President Jacob Zuma announced today. Mandela’s body will lie in state at government buildings in Pretoria from Wednesday, Dec. 11, until the […]

Former South African President Nelson Mandela — famous for his fight to end the racist policy of apartheid — died today at the age of 95. Mandela’s health had been in steep decline over the past few months — he was hospitalized on June 8 for kidney and liver problems and had been on life support. Doctors […]