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  • Los Angeles Lakers Jun 12

    LeBron James Continues to Be a Leader and Activist Off the Basketball Court

    LeBron James is becoming a leader for social change. On Wednesday, James took another step in his evolution from the world’s greatest basketball player to acclaimed social activist. James announced that he was creating an organization to help increase African American voter registration, turnout, as well as voter education, and voters rights. In an interview with the New York...

  • Europe Nov 30, 2019

    Global Climate Protests Ahead of UN Meeting in Madrid

    Protesters in cities across the world staged rallies Friday demanding leaders take tougher action against climate change, days before the latest global conference, which this year takes place in Madrid. The rallies kicked off in Australia, where people affected by recent devastating wildfires joined young environmentalists protesting against the government’s pro-coal stance. Janet Reynolds said she had come to the...

  • United States Jun 26, 2019

    Serena Williams Becomes Second Black Female Tennis Player to Make Cover of Wheaties Box

    Twenty-three time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams has been honored by General Mills as the face of the new Wheaties cereal box. In her picture, she is outfitted in a white dress similar to the one she was wearing when she lifted her seven Wimbledon trophies. A seven-time women’s player of the year, Williams was ranked world No.1 in...

  • NBC Jun 11, 2019

    David Johns on His Mission to End LGBTQ Bias and Stigma

    David Johns sits down with Nessa to talk about his mission to end LGBTQ bias and stigma. He says the first step is to have conversations, and the second step is to be an accomplice to the LGBTQ community, not an ally. Johns also emphasizes the importance of preventing HIV through medications, like PrEP and PEP.

  • Mayor Jun 4, 2019

    Venice, Budapest Crashes Renew Debate on Cruise Ship Safety

    Cruise industry officials long insisted that ship accidents wouldn’t happen in Venice’s busy Giudecca Canal, saying guiding tugboats and technology ensured safety. The 65,500-ton cruise ship that crashed into a much smaller riverboat docked along the canal on Sunday proved them wrong. Italy’s transport minister ordered the head of the Venice port to Rome on Monday to discuss the accident,...

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    Cruise industry officials long insisted that ship accidents wouldn’t happen in Venice’s busy Giudecca Canal, saying guiding tugboats and technology ensured safety. The 65,500-ton cruise ship that crashed into a much smaller riverboat docked along the canal on Sunday proved them wrong. Italy’s transport minister ordered the head of the Venice port to Rome on Monday to discuss the accident,...

  • Facebook Apr 13, 2019

    Parents Press Harvard to Remove Opioid Maker's Name From Museum

    Parents whose children fatally overdosed on opioids are demanding Harvard University remove the name of a family whose company makes the powerful painkiller OxyContin from a building that housed one of its art museums. About two dozen parents protested Friday outside the building the housed the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

  • Los Angeles Apr 12, 2019

    LA Council OKs Plan to Rename Intersection in Honor of Nipsey Hussle

    The Los Angeles City Council is expected to adjourn its regular meeting Friday in honor of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, and Councilman Marqueece Harris Dawson is expected to introduce a motion to rename the intersection of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard as “Ermias ‘Nipsey Hussle’ Asghedom Square.”

  • San Diego Nov 22, 2018

    Attorney Blames Armed, Off-Duty SDPD Officers For Violent Confrontation

    A prosecutor says off-duty officers had good cause to confront a suspect in the early morning hours of November 7, in a parking lot in the Grantville area, east of the San Diego stadium. A defense attorney says officers and the suspect had all been drinking, and all were armed. The suspect suffered serious injuries and is now charged with...

  • Nov 22, 2018

    Public Wants Answers From SDPD in Alleged Attack on Off-Duty Officers

    NBC 7’s Mari Payton reports on a dangerous altercation involving a man and a group of armed off-duty officers at a local bar.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Nov 1, 2018

    Fact Check: Looking at Trump's Twitter ‘Truth'

    President Donald Trump says social media is “my form of telling the truth.” In fact, there are many well documented examples of Trump — as a candidate and as president — spreading false information on Twitter.

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 31, 2018

    Can President Trump End Birthright Citizenship?

    If President Donald Trump tries to end birthright citizenship, a legal battle is likely to take place.

  • President Oct 7, 2018

    At Least 50 Dead, 100 Burned in Congo Tanker Truck Fire

    At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel, burst into flames, witnesses and officials said Saturday. Faced with one of the country’s deadliest traffic accidents, President Joseph Kabila ordered three days of national mourning “in this...

  • NBC Aug 24, 2018

    Vic Mensa's ‘Anti-Bait Truck' Event in Chicago to Offer Free Shoes

    A Chicago rapper’s foundation will be giving away thousands of shoes in a low-income South Side neighborhood where a recent sting using “bait trucks” to lure potential shoe thieves faced criticism from civil rights activists and local officials.

  • NBC Jun 14, 2018

    Man Faces Robbery Charge in Lake Merritt Incident Aftermath

    A jogger who was caught on camera last week tossing a homeless man’s possessions into Lake Merritt is facing a felony robbery charge after he was confronted by someone who identified him as the man in the viral video. Henry William Sintay, 30, was scheduled to appear at Alameda County courthouse Wednesday after he was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of...

  • NBC Jun 11, 2018

    Community Steps in After Man Caught on Camera Throwing Homeless Man's Stuff in Lake Merritt

    A man threw out a homeless man’s possessions into Lake Merritt Friday, according to a video captured by Oakland resident John Harris, which he posted on Facebook. A jogger, who appeared to have stopped in the middle of his run along the lake, rummaged through a homeless man’s things that were on the floor and threw some of it in...

  • Attorney May 30, 2018

    A Timeline of Harvey Weinstein's Undoing

    Chief investigative reporter Jonathan Dienst reports looks back at the timeline of events that led to Harvey Weinstein’s undoing, after the disgraced film mogul handed himself over to police to face rape charges Friday.

  • California May 24, 2018

    McDonald's Votes Down Proposal for Nixing Plastic Straws

    McDonald’s isn’t ready to stop offering plastic straws, despite environmental concerns. A shareholder proposal to pressure the world’s biggest hamburger chain on the matter was voted down at the company’s annual meeting Thursday. The proposal by activist group SumOfUs asked for a report about the “business risks” of using plastic straws at the chain’s 37,000 locations globally. McDonald’s said it...

  • Associated Press Mar 19, 2018

    Cecile Richards Stepping Down As Planned Parenthood Leader

    Cecile Richards, who led Planned Parenthood through 12 tumultuous years, is stepping down as its president.

  • United States Dec 27, 2017

    Guatemalan Woman Being Deported Spends Christmas at Airport

    A Guatemalan woman facing deportation spent Christmas night at the Salt Lake City airport before flying back to her native country with her four young children after months of failed efforts to stay in the U.S. Maria Santiago Garcia took off early Tuesday after nearly two dozen friends and supporters saw her off. They carried signs that read “No person...

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