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Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs
CHICAGO (AP) — “Do-it-yourself” blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in…
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Survey: US consumer confidence near a 7-year high
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains. The Conference Board said…
Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer
Study: 3 of 4 Whites Have No Non-White Friends



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Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash
Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation…
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Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US
WASHINGTON (AP) — Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another…
Obama Again Faces Tug of Military Action in Syria
Liberia president declares Ebola curfew


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Hear (and watch) women roar on new fall TV shows
NEW YORK (AP) — “The Good Wife,” “Homeland,” “Scandal,” “Nurse Jackie” and, well, “Girls” are just a few current shows that put women front and…
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Jesse Jackson’s Suggestions For Ferguson
On Tuesday, Rev. Jesse Jackson appeared on “NewsOne Now” to explain how the people of Ferguson should move forward in their fight for justice, social, economic…
Roland Martin’s Challenge To Black America: Turn #Ferguson Into A Movement [VIDEO]
BET Denies ‘106 & Park’ Suspension Rumor


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Quinn Vetoes State Ride-Sharing Regulations
CHICAGO (AP) – Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday after Illinois Gov. Pat…
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Obama Back in DC Amid Crisis, As if He Never Left
WASHINGTON (AP) — While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively asked, “What is it about August?” Indeed, this sultry month usually…


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Students Create Roofie Alert Nail Polish
A group of students at North Carolina State University are combatting date rape with nail polish. They’ve created Undercover Colors, a line of polishes that help wearers identify…
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Amazon to Buy Video Game Streaming Platform
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The e-commerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970…
Sony Network Hacked, Exec’s Flight Diverted
[WATCH] Don Lemon Comments on the Firing of Cop Who Pushed Him


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Love struck: Kevin Love pledges commitment to Cavs
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in…
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Tiger Woods splits with his swing coach
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors. Woods said on his website Monday he…
Athlete Asks Judge to Reject NCAA Head-Injury Deal
Angel McCoughtry’s 39 help Atlanta Dream tie Chicago Sky at 1 Game Apiece


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Heart Group: E-Cigarettes Might Help Smokers Quit
The American Heart Association’s first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has…
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US won’t reveal records on health website security
  WASHINGTON (AP) — After promising not to withhold government information over “speculative or abstract fears,” the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly…
Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems
Ebola Health Workers Battle Death, Heat, Rumors


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Chicago celebrates Jackie Robinson West with parade
The Jackie Robinson West Team may not have won the Little League World Series, but Chicago is still treating them like stars. Hopefully the young…


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“The Doctors” Rachael Ross Shoots Episode in Englewood, Does Yoga with “I am Chicago” Youth
Dr. Rachael Ross from the popular TV-sitcom   The Doctors chose the Englewood community to shoot an episode for Season 7, which airs Sept. 8.…


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Inspirational Song Of The Day: Lecrae ‘Nuthin
If you want to be a good person, you must look at what you think of what characterizes a good person. We are living in…
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My Life After Sunday Best….
You would think that after being on a nationally syndicated television show for about two months straight with approximately 3 million people around the world…


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Race and Beyond: Will The Troubles in Ferguson Point Toward a New Way Forward?
Perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself by writing a presumptuous summation of the turmoil roiling the streets of suburban St. Louis. After all, it’s been…
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Knowing Your Government: What Is Freedom Of The Press
Transparency is key to the American way of life. Today, here at home and around the world … the struggle is intense to control information…


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Ciara Goes Into Hiding After Failed Engagement? Doesn’t Look Like it!
Ciara‘s not really trying to answer any questions about the details of her breakup with former fiancé Future, but has she gone into hiding? Sadly…
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Was Kevin Hart’s Proposal To Eniko Parrish Shade To His Ex-Wife? [VIDEO]
Sure, Kevin. You chose that day to propose to Eniko Parrish, because it was her birthday. It had nothing to do with a certain show premiere. Pure coincidence, right? Watch…


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May the Odds Be (Never) in Minorities’ Favor? Breaking Down the Risk-Based Sentencing Divide
Attorney General Eric Holder recently stirred up a small hornet’s nest in the world of sentencing reform when he called for more research on risk-based…
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Dear White Moms
Dear White Mom: I’m writing this to you as a friend, as a dear friend. We’ve shared so much over the years, before kids —…



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