WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to travel to five states following next week’s State of the Union address, courting voters who will be critical to his re-election campaign. SEE ALSO: Woman Who Injected Bath Salts Loses Arm To Flesh-Eating Bacteria The president will discuss proposals from Tuesday’s address in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Phoenix […]

In 2006, Beyonce dropped 20 pounds in two weeks after participating in the “Master Cleanse/ Lemonade Diet” for her role as Deena Jones in the screen adaptation of “Dreamgirls.” The “Master Cleanse” is a 10-day fast (including an intake of only 1,300 calories), used for detoxing and weight loss purposes. With a couple of extra […]

BMI honored gospel giants Kirk Franklin and Hezekiah Walker at its 13th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon today in Nashville. Held at Rocketown, the event brought legends and contemporary stars together to celebrate the careers of two of the genre’s finest. Kim Burrell and Israel Houghton hosted the luncheon, along with Catherine Brewton, […]

Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention. NewsOne has partnered with the […]

Last week, there were rumblings about Tavis Smiley’s PBS program, “Reawaking America.”  The program was designed to encourage politicians and citizens to deal with poverty in America, which continues to be ignored by the powers-that-be in Washington. In fact, in last year’s State of the Union Address, President Obama was the first Democratic president since […]

WASHINGTON — The expansion in public prekindergarten programs has slowed and even been reversed in some states as school districts cope with shrinking budgets. As a result, many 3- and 4-year-olds aren’t going to preschool. SEE ALSO: Gingrich Faces Tough Crowd At Black Church Kids from low-income families who start kindergarten without first attending a […]

DC police continue to investigate the death of an abandoned infant.  The African-American girl, less than one week old and wrapped in a towel, was left on a doorstep in the freezing cold in the 3000 block of Channing Street in Northeast.  A passerby made the discovery late Sunday night.  Police are asking anyone with […]

While King used direct action to promulgate change, Obama used change as a campaign slogan. Worse yet, on so many critical issues — fair housing, war, and civil liberties — the Obama administration was the antithesis of change. Obama hasn’t earned King’s endorsement. Let me tell you why. Fair Housing In 1966 the Southern Christian […]

The 27th Annual Stellar Awards was taped Saturday night at the Grand Ole Opry House and will air on television in syndication January 21st through Feb. 26 on the GMC (formerly Gospel Music Channel) cable network. Marvin Sapp and Dorinda Clark Cole hosted the show, which was described as a one of the best tapings […]

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — At 70, Muhammad Ali is “still the greatest” to friends and admirers worldwide. The boxing champ basked in chants of “Ali! Ali!” as hundreds of supporters cheered him on Saturday night with a hearty rendering of “Happy Birthday” during his 70th birthday celebration in his Kentucky hometown. Never mind that Ali actually […]

In this segment of Life Purpose Yvonne Rene talks about God being a directional compass in our lives. You can hear Life Purpose on DatdudeJC Saturdays from 10 -3 on Praise 104.1.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol is moving to halt a revolving-door policy of sending migrants back to Mexico without any punishment. The agency this month is overhauling its approach on migrants caught illegally crossing the 1,954-mile border that the United States shares with Mexico. Years of enormous growth at the federal agency […]