AKRON, Ohio — More than 200 Ellet High School students received their diplomas Friday night at Akron Civic Theatre. Among them was an 87-year-old man getting an honorary diploma, 60 years after he left school for the military. Floyd Edward Hoskins, known to friends and family members as Ed, left Ellet High School in 1949 […]

(RNN) – The U.S. Air Force dropped the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb in the Nangahar Province in Afghanistan on a suspected ISIS target, military officials said. Called “the mother of all bombs,” the MOAB is a large-yield conventional bomb that was dropped for the first time in combat in the Nangahar Province of Afghanistan, […]

Read some tweets from residents of Aleppo in the gallery below. Our prayers are with them.

(RNN) – Celebrities answered the call to participate in the 22 Pushup Challenge and raise awareness for PTSD and other mental conditions afflicting veterans. Actor Chris Pratt responded Friday to a fan’s request on Twitter to participate, posting a video of him and his wife, actress Anna Faris, doing pushups. He forwarded the challenge to […]

UPDATE: During his national address, President Obama outlined a series of steps he, the United States military and our international allies are taking to minimize further instances of terrorism. Here are some of the key points from Obama’s plan of action:  “In Iraq and Syria, airstrikes are taking out ISIL leaders, heavy weapons, oil tankers, infrastructure.  And […]

Despite losing most of their territory to the Nigerian army, Boko Haram has continued to take their bombings to local markets, where 32 people were killed in their latest attack. According to Al Jazeera, Red Cross and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the bombing happened on Tuesday at a fruit and vegetable market in […]

NYPD officer Moira Smith was killed on September 11, 2001, after rushing into the World Trade Center’s South Tower. She posthumously received a Woman of the Year award from Glamour (she was the only female cop who died that horrible day), which her husband, James, mailed back to the magazine after the same designation was […]

(RNN) – Starbucks’ signature red holiday coffee cups this year have dropped designs of snowflakes, reindeer, ice skates and trees in favor of a plain look – much to the outrage of Christian evangelists. The coffee chain usually changes up the season’s designs each year, but this year went with a minimalist red cup, with a green-and-white version of the company’s […]

Davis appears to have no regrets with her stay in jail, but could return if she continues to refuse issuing licenses to same-sex couples. (CNN) Kim Davis is a free woman now, but what will she do when she returns to work? Could she end up behind bars again? The Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk, who was […]

NewsOne’s PolitickerOne blog tackles some of the most important topics in politics: Election 2016, moves by the Obama administration, voting rights, lawmaking, and the way that elected officials represent our communities. Three times a week, we will go beyond the mainstream media’s “pack” coverage of politics to highlight the underreported aspects of how politics and policy […]

Memorial Day has long been known as a holiday to celebrate and honor America’s soldiers. It’s also the holiday that officially kicks off summer, which is celebrated with cookouts, picnics and fun in the sun. And, to our delight, it also represents the return of white shoes, pants and dresses. But did you know that […]

  A look at the 1940’s war involving the United States of America among other countries taking on Germany.   (CNN) — Here is a look at what you need to know about D-Day. Allied troops invaded Normandy on June 6, 1944. Facts: June 6, 1944 – D-Day, World War II, the Allied invasion of […]