The family of 16-year-old Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann is suing the Washington Post for $250 million, Reuters reports. Sandmann, the Kentucky teen who was filmed facing off with Native American activist Nathan Phillips during the Indigenous Peoples March and coinciding anti-abortion March for Life at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., is claiming the publication engaged in defamation and “targeted and bullied” him. The […]

UPDATED 2:47 p.m. ET: Sarah Huckabee Sanders went to Twitter to talk about the incident. “Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left,” read her tweet. “Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my […]

Jennifer Hudson gets her Olivia Pope on in a  a new  “Funny or Die” video aimed at touting the virtues of Obamacare.  

  They were civilians and contractors, just starting their day at a massive military compound that’s normally a bastion of safety. But for reasons that…

Thousands of people gathered at dawn Sunday to give the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial a proper dedication on the National Mall after its opening in August. Aretha Franklin, poet Nikki Giovanni and President Barack Obama will be among those honoring the legacy of the nation’s foremost civil rights leader during a ceremony scheduled […]

Does your fifth grader know how to use a condom? They may soon learn if they go to school in Washington, D.C. says Charisma News.TheDistrict of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent on Education ispushing out standardized tests for sex education. The District takes its authority to administer sex education tests to fifth, eighth, and […]

Seventeen years after her breakthrough LP, My Life, which she recorded while battling drugs and domestic violence, the older, wiser R&B queen is back with the sequel. “The first My Life, I didn’t understand why I was in so much pain,” says Blige. “This one adds another level of understanding.” Mary J Blige ‘The Living […]

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck near Washington, D.C., the U.S.Geological Survey said.

Not again! BMS has learned another woman fell to her death this week at the W Hotel in D.C. Cops say a woman fell from an upper floor of a hotel across from the White House grounds late Wednesday night, authorities said. Her identity has not been released yet. Witnesses told a police officer that the […]

http://www.newsnet5.com WASHINGTON – From halfway around the world, President Barack Obama and his national security team monitored the strike on Osama bin Laden’s compound in real time, watching and listening to the firefight that killed the terrorist leader. Gathered in the White House Situation Room, members of the group held their breath and barely spoke […]

http://www.blackamericaweb.com It may not be the midnight train to Georgia, but singer Gladys Knight is definitely on the train. The legendary singer is helping Amtrak celebrate its fourth annual National Train Day. Knight is the national spokesperson for the day celebrating train travel on Saturday, May 7th and will host the big event at Washington […]