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Remembering my friend Muhammad Ali
I WROTE COLUMNS for ESPN on Muhammad Ali's 65th and 70th birthdays. I was looking forward to writing again in January 2017 for his 75th birthday. That was obviously not meant to be as the world mourns the loss of this giant. Had I never met Ali, I still would be mourning. But as my wife and our
Anonymous Donors Give $3M to Scholarship Fund After Charleston Church Massacre
Anonymous donors have given $3 million to a scholarship fund for members of the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church community after a massacre at the historic house of worship left nine dead. The money has been donated to the Reverend Pinckney Scholarship Fund, named in honor of Rev.
Ben Affleck Reveals the Name of His Slave-Owning Ancestor in 'Finding Your Roots' Controversy
Ben Affleck admitted earlier this week that he was embarrassed to learn that one of his ancestors owned slaves. Now, he's revealing the name of that person. "Lots of people have been asking who the guy was," the actor Tweeted on Wednesday. "His name was Benjamin Cole -- lived in Georgia on my mom's
Ben Affleck Addresses Controversy Over Slave-Owning Ancestor
" Batman v Superman" star Ben Affleck is coming clean about a leaked email that showed he wanted to hide details of his ancestry after being featured in an October episode of the PBS show "Finding Your Roots." "After an exhaustive search of my ancestry for 'Finding Your Roots,' it was discovered
"WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH DAVID MUIR" IMPROVES +18% AMONG ADULTS 25-54 FROM LAST YEAR - THE MOST OF ANY EVENING BROADCAST
“World News Tonight” Delivers Double Digit Gains in Total Viewers (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+15%) “World News Tonight” Scores Week-to-Week Increases to Season Highs Across All Key Measures “World News Tonight” Cuts Year-to-Year Gaps with “NBC Nightly News” in Total Viewers (-49%), Adults 25-54 ...
The Sequester and 4 Other Times Washington Jumped the Shark
A couple of years ago, politicians in Washington, D.C., ginned up a batch of automatic spending cuts so severe they would force lawmakers to reach a deal on a more reasonable deficit-reduction plan instead. They failed to reach such an agreement, triggering the cuts, commonly known as the
Robin Roberts on Ebony Magazine's Power 100 List for 2012
“Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts is among Ebony magazine’s Power 100 African-Americans of 2012. Roberts, who is currently on medical leave from “GMA” following a bone marrow transplant to treat MDS, a blood disorder, appears on the list alongside other influential names in...
Snapshot of a Decade
The decade preceding the United States’ entry into World War II was a time of economic hardship that touched the lives of a great many Americans. Soon, the intimate details of 132 million people who lived through the Great Depression will be disclosed when the...
Palling Around With Obama's Radicals
Cheet Sheet of The Radicals That Supposedly Shaped Obama Prior to the Presidency
Biden on a Beer Can: Obama Campaign Hawks VP-Themed Koozie
Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t drink beer, but he’s got no problem helping you keep yours cold. A VP-themed can koozie is the newest – and perhaps most creative – addition to the Obama Campaign’s online store, dominated by T-shirts, caps, buttons, bracelets and backpacks,...