Shirley Douglas, the impassioned Canadian activist and veteran actress who was mother to actor Kiefer Sutherland and daughter of medicare founder Tommy Douglas, has died at age 86
Britain's prime minister tested positive for the coronavirus 10 days ago—and Sunday he was hospitalized with symptoms that just wouldn't quit, the Guardian reports. "On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests," says a Downing Street spokeswoman. "This is a...
Highlights of this day in history: Bomb strikes a West Berlin disco; Gen. Douglas MacArthur and billionaire Howard Hughes die; Educator Booker T. Washington born; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sets an NBA record; Katie Couric to become CBS anchor. (April 5)
Pope Francis marked a surreal Palm Sunday in an empty St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Sunday. The Holy Father urged people living through the coronavirus pandemic to be less concerned with what they lack but how they can ease the suffering of others. The service kicked off Holy Week events leading to Easter. Normally, the service attracts tens of thousands of people to a St. Peter’s Square bedecked with olive and palm trees.
Remembering Maya Angelou Marguerite Annie Johnson was born on April 4, 1928, and died on May 28, 2014. Here are five facts in honor of the poet. 1. Angelou was the second poet in history to read a poem at a presidential inauguration. 2. She worked with both Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. 3. She was named Wake Forest University's first Reynolds Professor of American Studies in 1982. 4. Angelou was the first black woman to conduct a streetcar in San Francisco. 5. Prior to becoming a poet, she was in an opera, ‘Porgy and Bess,’ and a journalist. Happy Birthday, Maya Angelou!
(Reuters) - The United States enters one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis with the death toll exploding in New York, Michigan and Louisiana, but a few governors still resisted issuing stay-at-home orders and a handful of churches held large Palm Sunday services.
DevaCurl products offering to tame frizzy hair have been "the focus and center" of the natural hair movement over the past two decades, Florida hair stylist Stephanie Mero tells NPR . Indeed, the New York Times describes a cult-like following by curly-haired women and men, some of whom used DevaCurl's cleansers,...
Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to US Food Banks Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to food banks across the U.S. The donation will go to Feeding America, a Chicago-based network of more than 200 food banks that feed 46 million people. Feeding America is ranked the second-largest U.S. charity by revenue, according to 'Forbes.' In 2019, the nonprofit reportedly generated $2.9 billion in revenue, most of which went toward sending food to pantries. Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said Bezos's donation is the largest single gift in the organization's history. Jeff Bezos, via Instagram
Hikers on the Appalachian Trail face difficult decisions as the coronavirus pandemic worsens: postpone a dream or ignore warnings and keep hiking. (April 4)
The US entered this health crisis with greater expertise and resources than scores of nations that are doing a better job of protecting lives from COVID-19. Much like the period before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, warnings were given to the president but ignored, the Washington Post reports. The result is...
Louis CK is finally rolling out jokes about the #MeToo crisis that seemed to tank his career. The comedian, who has admitted to masturbating in front of female colleagues, is making light of the whole affair in a special available on his website for $7.99, Variety reports. "How was...
Colorful chalk messages reading, ‘thank you for what you’re about to do’ and ‘you’re extraordinary,’ are left for hospital workers on sidewalk in New Orleans. (April 3)
Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that the COVID-19 pandemic could become 'seasonal.' Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Business Insider reports Fauci said the inability to contain the outbreak globally meant there could be a resurgence by next season. He added officials should prepare for a second rise of the virus by pushing for increased resources, including a vaccine. Fauci said Sunday that it would be "a false statement" to say the US government has the outbreak "under control." That's a contradiction of President Donald Trump's regular reassurances on behalf of his administration. The US has had more coronavirus cases and fatalities during pandemic than anywhere else in the world, with more than 324,000 cases and at least 9,100 deaths.
Happy Birthday, Pharrell Williams! Pharrell Lanscilo Williams turns 47 years old today. Here are five fun facts about the producer. 1. He released the first 24-hour music video for "Happy." 2. Pharrell got his nickname, Skateboard P, in high school. 3. His debut solo single, “Frontin,” was the 34th best-selling song of 2003 in the U.S. 4. The Neptunes were discovered by Teddy Riley after entering a high school talent show. 5. He plays the drums and keyboard. Happy Birthday, Pharrell Williams!
LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth told the British people on Sunday that they would overcome the coronavirus outbreak if they stayed resolute in the face of lockdown and self-isolation, invoking the spirit of World War Two in an extremely rare broadcast to the nation. In what was only the fifth televised address of her 68-year reign, Elizabeth called upon Britons to show the resolve of their forbears and demonstrate they were as strong as generations of the past. “We will meet again”, she pointedly said in a direct reference to the most famous British song from the war years of the 1940s, when she was a teenager.
For decades, it was believed to be impossible to run a marathon in less than two hours. Then, in October, Eliud Kipchoge became the first person to do it. How? Knox Robinson spent time with Kipchoge at his rural training camp in Kenya, and in an extensive piece for GQ...
Chris Cuomo Details 'Haunted' Night With Coronavirus The CNN anchor hosted Wednesday's episode of 'Cuomo Prime Time' live from his basement. He is self-quarantining one day after announcing that he tested positive for COVID-19. Chris Cuomo, via CNN Cuomo added that he had a fever of around 103 degrees “that wouldn’t quit." Chris Cuomo, via CNN Cuomo said he experienced hallucinations of his late father, former New York governor Mario Cuomo, who died in Jan. 2015. Chris Cuomo, via CNN