The pandemic is now spreading swiftly in parts of the African continent of 1.3 billion people as the world’s most poorly funded health systems begin to face what experts have warned all along: They would be rapidly overwhelmed. … [Read more...] about Kenyan 12-year-old girl married to 2 men within a month
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News of Conley's arrest came as mourners attended a funeral service for Turner. She was fatally shot on July 4 while riding in an SUV with her mother and another adult near the Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks, 27, was killed by a police officer last month. … [Read more...] about Atlanta police charge suspect in shooting death of 8-year-old girl near Wendy’s
Black Twitter galvanized into a cultural watchdog in the U.S. over the next few years, which journalist Andre Wheeler elegantly chronicled in a 2019 piece for the Guardian. More often than not, our doggedness pertained to protecting black identity in pop culture, which meant Black Twitter often discussed cultural appropriation. There was ample ammunition for this dialogue considering how often our country has pilfered Black culture for financial benefit. … [Read more...] about Does Twitter love the idea of Black employees as much as it loves Black Twitter?
“I had to first check the infant's airway and try to see if I could open her mouth and see if there are any obstructions in her throat,” he said. “I would have ultimately used my finger to try to sweep it out and try to clear it that way, but I didn’t see anything.” … [Read more...] about Michigan police officer saves choking 3-week-old baby: ‘It was just another day on the job’
After Nancy and I spent a peaceful night in the master bedroom of the farmhouse built in 1906, we awoke to a bright, sunny day. Baseball pilgrims were already waiting outside for tour guide Teresa Murray to unveil some secrets of “Field of Dreams.” For example, she revealed that the well-irrigated corn had grown too tall for the opening scene in which Costner walks through the field and hears the voice whisper, “Build it and he will come.” Costner looked so short amid the corn, in fact, that the crew built a foot-high wooden platform for him to walk on as the camera rolled. … [Read more...] about Is this heaven? No, it’s the Iowa farm where “Field of Dreams” was filmed — but it’s pretty close