The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce met with Cuban President Raul Castro and in separate meetings with members of Castro’s economic cabinet on Friday, as they prepare for the advent of a more hostile Trump administration next week. The chamber has been urging the Cuban government to sign a number of agreements with…

via Cuba’s Raul Castro Meets with U.S. Chamber of Commerce President — Fortune

Two police officers who were involved in the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice are facing disciplinary charges, reports the Chicago Tribune. During a press conference on Friday, Cleveland’s police Chief Calvin Williams said that Timothy Loehmann, the officer who shot Rice, and Frank Garmback, the officer who was driving the police cruiser at the time will…

via Cleveland Cops In Tamir Rice Death Face Minor Disciplinary Actions — News One

In 1980, four years before his own death, Martin Luther King Sr. published the autobiography Daddy King. The book, which had been out of print for nearly two decades, is now being released in a new edition. In this excerpt, King recalls how he and his wife—whom he called “Bunch”—learned that their son had been…

via What Martin Luther King Sr. Wrote About His Son’s Death — Majic 102.1

Nicole Kidman is clarifying the comments she made about Donald Trump‘s presidency. The 49-year-old actress came under fire after she addressed the 2016 presidential election results in an interview with BBC 2’s Victoria Derbyshire. “I just say, [Trump‘s] now elected, and we as a country need to support whoever’s the president because that’s what the…

via Nicole Kidman Clarifies Her Comments About Donald Trump: ‘I Believe in Democracy’ — TIME

Meet 4-year old, Daliyah Marie Arana, a gifted child who can read at a college-level and has been reading way before she turned 3-years old. “Literature is the most immortal part of history,” Daliyah says in there a YouTube vid where she’s reading a famous speech called, “The Pleasure or Books” by William L. Phelps. At her…

via The 4-Year-Old Who Has Read 1,000 Books — 97.9 The Box

Your browser does not support iframes. Getting robocalls can be a pain, but the morning show cast knows some crazy ways to handle them. Click on the audio player to hear more on this on The Russ Parr Morning Show. Follow @RussParrShow Keep Up With The Russ Parr Morning Show … LIKE Him On Facebook!

via Silly Ways To End Robocalls [EXCLUSIVE] — Black America Web

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis says he doesn’t see President-elect Donald Trump as a “legitimate” commander in chief following Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Congressman John Lewis chats with the audience attending Nashville Public Library Award to Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis – Literary Award on Nov. 19, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee.…

via Rep. John Lewis, Icon of Civil Right Movement: Trump Is Not a ‘Legitimate President’ in Light of Russian Hacking — KTLA

Your browser does not support iframes. Flight staff had a hard time catching a snake that got lose on a flight. Click on the audio player to hear more on this on The Russ Parr Morning Show. Follow @RussParrShow Keep Up With The Russ Parr Morning Show … LIKE Him On Facebook!

via Flight Canceled After Snake Found On Plane [EXCLUSIVE] — Black America Web

Cell phones now regularly track their users’ locations, monitor their health habits and keep tabs on their schedules and preferences—a series of tools that could also become a threat to privacy. An increasing reliance on technology and mobile devices has raised more questions about data privacy and whether it risks becoming a luxury. In a…

via Poll: Will Digital Privacy Become a Luxury? — TIME

Your browser does not support iframes. As President-Elect Donald Trump prepares for his inauguration, more questions are being asked about potential conflicts of interest and ethics violations. During Wednesday’s contentious press conference, Trump and his lawyer detailed the steps he would take to separate himself from his businesses while he is President of the United States. For…

via U.S. Ethics Chief Criticizes Donald Trump’s Proposed ‘Halfway Blind’ Trust — News One

Please enable Javascript to watch this video SALT LAKE CITY — In the age of Amazon Prime, some frustrated homeowners are equipping their houses with surveillance cameras to catch package thieves in the act. One Utah man decided to take things a step further, however. Randy Dark was fed up with people taking packages off the…

via Man fed up with package thefts leaves prank parcels on porch — Tribune Media Wire

Innocence Project Gears up to Launch New Guilty Plea Campaign… Vietnam National Assembly addresses redress for wrongful convictions… New DNA tests could help prove Sherman Brown was wrongfully convicted in 1969 slaying of 4-year-old boy… The Huffington Post (opinion by Lorenzo Johnson, wrongfully convicted): Innocent Prisoners: Against All Odds… The Washington Post: High court questions why […]

via Friday’s Quick Clicks… — Wrongful Convictions Blog

After an uproar over the portrayal of Michael Jackson in a British TV production, Sky Arts announced it would not broadcast the episode featuring Joseph Fiennes as the late superstar. A still from Sky Arts shows Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson. The show “Urban Myths” had cast Fiennes, who is white, as Michael Jackson, leaving…

via British TV Episode Featuring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson Pulled After Uproar — KTLA

This past week, Barack H. Obama, the 44th President of the United States, in the tradition of Presidents dating back to George Washington, gave his farewell address to the nation. Next week Donald J. Trump, in the same tradition of this country, will take the oath of office and be inaugurated as the 45th President.…

via Why We Must Pray for Donald Trump — TIME

Business leaders and their p.r. advisers are holding a festival of spin on the subject of jobs, and who can blame them? The president-elect is excoriating companies by name for moving or keeping jobs outside the U.S.; ask Ford’s Mark Fields, GM’s Mary Barra, United Technologies’ Greg Hayes, Toyota’s Akio Toyoda, Rexnord’s Todd Alan Adams,…

via Donald Trump’s Pressure Has Forced Businesses to Spin Job Growth — Fortune