The world is throwing a parade for Jason Collins, the 7-foot free-agent NBA center who came out last month. He was hugged by Oprah, celebrated by "Good Morning America," and congratulated by President Obama.
But nobody seems to remember baseball's Glenn Burke, who tried to come out nearly 40 years ago and was stuffed back in.…Continue
Posted by Charles F Pierre on May 21, 2013 at 9:55am
President Barack Obama is facing a political situation not altogether unlike what the last Democrat in the White House, Bill Clinton, experienced during his second term.
For Obama it's the controversies over the Internal Revenue service's targeting of tea party and other conservative groups who applied for tax exempt status, the administration's handling and reaction to last…Continue
Posted by Charles F Pierre on May 20, 2013 at 1:02pm
It looks like Blue Ivy’s gonna be a big sister! Beyoncé has just announced that she is expecting her second child with husband Jay-Z
Rumors first began circulating that the Grammy winner was going to have another child when she walked the red carpet at the Met Gala earlier this month. She attended…Continue
Posted by Charles F Pierre on May 17, 2013 at 3:21pm
Planes, trains, and automobiles. Hitchhiking, buses, and — depending on who you ask — even stagecoaches. That's how NBA players traveled when chartered flights were little more than a big-market luxury. Back then, you had to get to blips on the map like Fort Wayne and Rochester. Red Auerbach used to tell his storied Boston Celtics "Every man for himself" as he leapt onto the last seat of a departing train during a…Continue
Posted by Charles F Pierre on May 17, 2013 at 8:00am
Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" may have made $51 million in the U.S. last weekend, but it wasn't so popular at the Cannes Film Festival.
At the morning press screening, the movie was met with silence when it ended. Many in attendance didn't…Continue
Posted by Jasmine Ballard on May 16, 2013 at 2:08pm
Posted by Jasmine Ballard on May 16, 2013 at 2:02pm
For many young adults, college is a rite of passage, filled with experiences ranging from parties to all-night cram sessions to that first serious relationship.
Yet romance may be getting short shrift these days, replaced instead with quick "hookups" devoid of any real emotion. That's the argument of a provocative …Continue
Posted by Jasmine Ballard on May 16, 2013 at 2:00pm
Mourners at a recent funeral in Zimbabwe were caught by surprise when the guest of honor sat up in his coffin.
According to local reports, 34-year-old Brighton Dama Zanthe, the seemingly dead man, woke up last week while friends and family prepared to pay their respects at his…Continue
Posted by Zu Brunson on May 15, 2013 at 10:34pm
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