50 Cent Visits White House, Meets with Lawmakers

WASHINGTON D.C. — On Wednesday entrepreneur and hip-hip star, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, shared his visit to the White House via social media — where he met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and more. The Power creator went to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers and talk about diversity and representation in the entertainment world….

John Conyers Jr., long-time African-American Congressman passed away

DETROIT, Michigan — John Conyers Jr., the longest-serving African-American Congressman in history, has passed away at the age of 90. A family spokeswoman confirmed Conyers’s death to CBS News, while two other people in touch with his family Sunday said that Conyers died in his sleep at his Detroit home of natural causes. Conyers was…

Obama, Clintons and more remember late Congressman Cummings’

BALTIMORE, Maryland — Congressman Elijah Cummings, who died Oct. 17 at 68, was remembered at a funeral at New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland on Friday. Former U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, along with former presidential candidate and Senator Hillary Clinton, were among a list of the Democratic Party members who attended…

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay man $8 billion over breast growth

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey — US drug firm Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $8 billion (£6.6bn) in punitive damages to a man over claims he was not warned that an anti-psychotic drug could lead to breast growth. A Philadelphia jury made the award to Nicholas Murray, 26, whose case was one of…

Diddy presented the Phoenix Award by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms

ATLANTA, Georgia — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms presented entrepreneur, hip-hop artist, and producer Sean “Diddy” Combs with the Phoenix Award — the city’s highest honor. The Phoenix Award is given to those who have made significant contributions to Atlanta. The distinction is given to a small number of people, often reserved for dignitaries, prominent…

Michael Jordan pledges $1M for hurricane relief in Bahamas

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — The Charlotte Hornets majority owner and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is pledging $1 million to organizations assisting with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. Jordan, who owns property in and frequently visits the Bahamas, says as the recovery and relief efforts continue he will be tracking the situation closely…

President Trump presents Medal of Freedom to Jerry West

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Donald Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to pro basketball great Jerry West, formerly of the Los Angeles Lakers, during a White House ceremony. The Presidential Medal of Freedom recognizes American sports greats with the nation’s highest civilian honor. Last month, Trump awarded the medal to 91-year-old basketball great Bob…

Michigan becomes first state to ban flavored vaping products

LANSING, Michigan — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer took aggressive action to protect Michigan kids from the harmful effects of vaping. These actions include making Michigan the first state in the nation to ban flavored vaping products. After her Chief Medical Executive, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, made a finding that youth vaping constitutes a public health emergency,…