Microsoft is investing $500 million to tackle Seattle housing crisis

REDMOND, Washington — Microsoft Corp. announced on Wednesday that it will be investing $500 million  to preserve existing affordable housing, spur construction of new units, and partner with nonprofits to address the affordable housing crisis on the Eastside of King County and the Puget Sound region. “If we’re going to make progress, we’ll all need to…

Nike introduces Paul George’s Third Signature Shoe, the PG3

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Oklahoma City Thunder NBA All-Star Paul George and Nike Basketball Footwear Designer Tony Hardman unveiled the all-new “Nike PG3. ” Its debut colorway is a direct shout out to the NASA facility that’s located in Paul George‘s hometown of Palmdale in northern California. The limited-edition colorway has a bright orange mesh upper,…

Westbrook debuts the “Why Not Zer0.2” in Downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, California — Russell Westbrook presented his second signature performance sneaker, the Why Not Zer0.2, in downtown Los Angeles just before his Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night at the Staples Center. The signature performance sneaker, which is part of his partnership with the Jumpman Brand, dubbed “Future…

Texas Longhorns to get World-Class $338 million Basketball Facility

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin (UT) and a group led by the Oak View Group (OVG) will build a world-class arena on campus that will be home to Texas Men’s and Women’s basketball games, graduations, concerts and other events. It is expected to be opened in 2021. The innovative 35-year agreement…

Book Release: You’ll Be Back: A Memoir by Maria Beth Stanfield

DETROIT, Michigan — Maria Beth Stanfield released her all new memoir: “You’ll Be Back.” The preface written by Alicia McKay. You’ll Be Back is a raw and captivating story which paints a vivid picture of a young girl growing up in one of America’s toughest cities. Maria has an indomitable spirit that seeps through the…

Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores delivers gifts for Toys for Tots Program

DETROIT, Michigan — Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores, the Gores family, highschool volunteers along with dedicated volunteers of the Marine Corps Reserve will deliver approximately 10,000 toys, bicycles and helmets that were distributed to families in Detroit, Flint, Saginaw, Bay City and surrounding neighborhoods — with The Toys for Tots program this holiday season. “Holidays…

President Obama plays Santa during visit to Children Hospital in D.C.

WASHINGTON D.C. — Former United States President Barack Obama visited the Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C. on Wednesday sporting a Santa hat as he delivered gifts and cheers to lift spirts during the Holiday season. During his visit to the hospital, Obama dropped off hugs, gifts and some tunes for some of the children…

Kendall Jenner tops Forbes 2018 list for World’s Highest Paid Models

NEW YORK CITY — Kendall Jenner tops Forbes 2018 list for world’s highest paid models pulling in $22.5 million. The 23-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star earnings nearly matched her age in millions as she pocketed a career high from contracts with Estee Lauder, Adidas and Calvin Klein, among others. She currently boasts 100 million followers on instagram. Karlie…