‘Birth of a Nation’ meets box-office expectations

Controversy and mixed reviews could diminish Oscar prospects BY TRE’VELL ANDERSON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES — Following the recent controversy around Fox Searchlight’s “The Birth of...

The Florida Bar is not above the law

ROGER CALDWELL GUEST COMMENTARY The law license of Marie Henry, a Black female attorney, was suspended on March 31, 2015.  The evidence used to prosecute and...

Candidates to speak at Black political convention

Presidential forum will take place June 11 in Indiana GEORGE CURRY MEDIA WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders have agreed...

Loan activity from 401(k) plans rising

The majority of the loans are used to make down payments on homes, consolidate high interest credit card debt, buy cars and pay for...

Can your iPhone tell if you’re depressed?

BY ALISON BOWEN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS A new iPhone app developed by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers aims to track and predict mood episodes through keystrokes. Created...

‘Black-ish’ closes clever season with special ‘Good Times’ tribute

BY MARY MCNAMARA LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Kenya Barris’ decision to end the second season of “black-ish” with a loving spoof of Norman Lear’s...

Malcolm X’s daughters launch clothing line

EURWEB.COM Malcolm X’s seven daughters have reportedly teamed with the tech company Hingeto to launch a clothing line in honor of their late father.  As reported by...

How theft ring stole drugs from hospital pharmacy

By the time Emory University Hospital Midtown reported its suspicions to law enforcement in 2013, some 2 million doses of opiates and other addictive...

McDonald’s drops sponsorship of Olympics

BY ROBERT CHANNICK CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS McDonald’s and the International Olympic Committee are ending a long-standing commercial partnership three years early. The fast-food company is leaving the Olympics’...

No purchase too small for plastic, survey shows

BY LAUREN ZUMBACH TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE CHICAGO — Do you roll your eyes in the checkout line when someone pulls out a card to pay for...

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