Republicans are in talks to reinterpret a long-standing Senate rule to advance the Supreme Court nominee’s confirmation.   The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines 11-9 Monday to advance SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch to a full senate vote, which is expected to occur Friday. However, Senate Democrats are using every tactic they have to […]

The 59th annual Grammy Awards will take place on Feb. 12, 2017 and the nominees are in. Music’s biggest night is gearing up to be Beyonce‘s biggest night as well. Not only did the star top the nominees list, scoring a leading nine nominations (including Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of […]

After Hillary Clinton declared herself the winner of the Democratic nomination Tuesday, Sanders pledged to continue his fight. Moments after Hillary Clinton declared herself the Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday, her chief rival Bernie Sanders vowed to “continue to fight for every vote and every delegate,” writes USA Today. He plans to push through the last primary on […]

With just a few more primaries to go, he has secured 1,238 delegates.   It’s official: GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination, making the road to November 8, 2016 a clearer path in an already complicated and bitter election season. The AP writes: Trump was put over the top in […]

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The National Action Network, founded by Reverend Al Sharpton, along with female civil rights leaders are staging a hunger strike until Loretta Lynch’s confirmation is pushed through. The news comes after Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said that the Senate would be focusing first on legislation concerning Iran before it turned to a sex trafficking bill that […]

One Oscar voter is getting candid about the Academy Awards  nominees, and even attacked Ava Duvernay‘s Best Picture hopeful, Selma, in an anonymous report for The Hollywood Reporter. The anonymous, female voter ripped apart the film about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march to gain voting rights for Black Americans that started in Selma, Ala. She said that while it […]

The English adaptation of “Juana la Virgen” (Jane the Virgin) has garnered a Golden Globe nomination for the 72nd annual awards show. The wildly successful Venezuelan telenovela, which originally aired in 2002, was so popular it was adapted in English and started airing on the CW network, and is on its way to being aired in remote […]

*After scooping up three Grammys and singing with Stevie Wonder, Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers during last month’s awards ceremony, Pharrell Williams will follow it up with a performance at the Academy Awards, it was announced Tuesday. The singer-songwriter-producer, who has also served as a music consultant for the Academy Awards, will take the Dolby […]

  *This is how the organization sees itself, not how I may assume or romanticize its mission statement. Accordingly, if we can agree this is how the NAACP Image Awards bills itself, then we should be in agreement that on these merits it should be judged and measured. In 1942, NAACP Executive Director, Walter White, […]

  *Chiwetel Ejiofor‘s Best Actor Academy Award nomination may have marked a professional high point for the “12 Years a Slave” entertainer, but there is someone else who was just as happy. Ejiofor’s sister, CNN correspondent Zain Asher, was emotional on-the-air while sharing the news of her brother’s Oscar nomination on Thursday. “Everyone is so […]

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 […]