Santa Claus is known the world over for acts of compassion, but what Eric Schmitt-Matzen did in a Knoxville hospital recently may be the jolly old soul’s greatest gift of love ever recorded.The call came in from an acquaintance: a 5-year-old boy was clinging to life after battling an unspecified illness and hoped to see […]

We are sad to inform of the death, at age 80, of legendary Gospel great, Joe Ligon, founder and lead singer of The Mighty Clouds of Joy. Under Ligon’s leadership, The Mighty Clouds took Gospel music to a new level of popularity and accessibility, incorporating R&B musical influences and delivering a more contemporary style that allowed […]

A total of 76 out of the 324 samples taken were above the agency's action level. Five percent of the lead samples were discovered in water fountains or other sources of drinking water. Other tainted samples were from sinks only required for cleaning or washing hands.

“The Rickey Smiley Morning Show“ was broadcasting live from Flint, Michigan, where the entire city of thousands of people have been poisoned with lead by the…

No announcements of a criminal investigation have been announced, despite calls for Gov. Rick Snyder to resign.

As the Flint, Michigan water crisis finally reaches media prominence, the small town of Sebring, Ohio is facing a similar plight after high levels of lead were found in the drinking water. The town was notified of the danger on Thursday, although an official found high levels of lead in a few homes as far back as June, CBS News […]

The BET Awards 2014 have been announced! Power couple Beyonce and Jay Z lead the nods along with Hip-Hop titan Drake. The trio are each up for five awards apiece. Newcomer August Alsina and hitmker Pharrell Williams follow with four. Full list of nominees are: Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Beyoncé Janelle Monáe Jhené Aiko K. Michelle […]


Ricin letters that were sent to the POTUS and the Mayor of New York City leads to a Texas home.  Get the whole story here.

Will Smith was first thought of to play the lead role in the hit Quentin Tarantino film ‘D’jango Unchained’, but turned it down.  Read what he had to say about it here.  

Could you imagine YOUR baby being sick at the intentional hands of another?? “In what is being called a contemporary version of the horrific Tuskegee experiment, a prominent Baltimore medical institute has been accused of  enticing poor black families with small children to move into lead-tainted homes during the 1990s to study the poisonous effects of lead paint.” A class-action lawsuit […]