CLEVELAND — Three weeks ago, Jim Thome stood before more than 50,000 baseball fans in Cooperstown, New York as he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. On Saturday, Thome stood before a sellout crowd at Progressive Field as the Cleveland Indians honored him by retiring his number. Thome praised the Indians organization […]

Harvard University has come a long way since the days when African Americans weren’t allowed to attend the Ivy League. Now, the prestigious institution is admitting its largest numbers of Black students, ever. According to sources, the class of 2018 will include approximately 170 Blacks from a total of 2,023 students. “Of the accepted students, 11.9 […]

  CLEVELAND – The federal government’s partial shutdown is now in its eighth day. But an even bigger financial crisis looms next week when the government will reach the limit of its authority to borrow money. Republicans have said they want changes to the president’s health care law in exchange for reopening the government, a […]

Washington (CNN) — Despite extensive support and counseling programs, as many as 349 U.S. service members committed suicide last year, which would be the highest number since the Department of Defense began keeping detailed statistics in 2001. According to the Pentagon, 239 military deaths in 2012 have been confirmed as suicides and another 110 are […]

BET’s Sunday’s Best  has selected their final 10 contestants to compete for the grand prize.

It’s been a long time coming, but the time is apparently now for Earnest Pugh. On the heels of the success of 2009’s Rain On Us – which earned the title of Billboard’s #4 gospel radio airplay artist of 2010 – Pugh’s fourth CD, Earnestly Yours, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart […]