DBA

New Businesses publish your DBA

Classified

Publish a Classified in the Bulletin Weekly

Rapper T.I., wife under investigation after allegations of abuse
5/19/2021 3:37:37 PM

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Police Department Monday confirmed it is investigating the rapper T.I. and his wife after being accused by 11 alleged victims of sexual abuse. An attorney representing the alleged victims said the rapper and his wife Tameka Harris have been accused of multiple incidents of sexual abuse and other allegations in Georgia and California, ABC7 reported. Attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn asked authorities in two states earlier this year to investigate allegations against the rapper and his wife that go back more than 15 years. He alleges the two, as well as others...

Retired Black players say NFL brain-injury payouts show bias
5/19/2021 3:24:00 PM

By MaryClaire Dale and Michelle R. Smith   PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Thousands of retired Black professional football players, their families and supporters are demanding an end to the controversial use of “race-norming” to determine which players are eligible for payouts in the NFL's $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims, a system experts say is discriminatory. Former Washington running back Ken Jenkins, 60, and his wife Amy Lewis on Friday delivered 50,000 petitions demanding equal treatment for Black players to Senior U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody in...

After making history, Miss USA competing for Miss Universe
5/19/2021 3:20:51 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP)—Asya Branch, the first Black Miss Mississippi to win Miss USA, will compete for the title of Miss Universe on Sunday. The 69th Miss Universe competition will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Hollywood, Florida. The event will air live on FOX beginning at 7 p.m. central. The Clarion Ledger reports that Branch, a Booneville native, made history in November by being the first Mississippi representative to win Miss USA. She was also the first Black woman to be crowned Miss Mississippi USA in 2019. “I was so honored to...

Fauci says pandemic exposed 'undeniable effects of racism'
5/19/2021 3:14:03 PM

ATLANTA (AP)—The immunologist who leads the COVID-19 response in the United States said Sunday that “the undeniable effects of racism” have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans during the pandemic. “COVID-19 has shone a bright light on our own society's failings,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said during a graduation ceremony for Emory University. Speaking by webcast from Washington, Fauci told the graduates in Atlanta that many members of minority groups work in essential jobs where they...

Wonderful New York City Mayor David Dinkins
5/19/2021 2:04:53 PM

By Marian Wright Edelman FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT EMERITA   “I tell people I’m in charge of children, children I haven’t even met yet.” –Mayor David Dinkins My wonderful friend, devoted child advocate and groundbreaking New York City Mayor David Dinkins passed away last November. He made history as the first and still only Black mayor of New York City. He had a sharp mind, keen political shrewdness, and deep commitment to making New York City a better place for children. He was a very dear friend and came whenever he was called to bolster the...

LA to receive $46 Million from American Rescue Plan for housing vouchers
5/13/2021 9:48:00 AM

LOS ANGELES—The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles will receive 3,295 emergency housing vouchers, totaling $46 million, through the American Rescue Plan, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday. "The American Rescue Plan is doing exactly what was promised—helping our hardest-hit families, workers, and communities recover from this pandemic, get back to work, find a roof over their heads, and begin the road to a stronger tomorrow," Garcetti said. "As a city already making heroic investments in solving the twin crises of homelessness and housing...

Community activist Luther Keith is a people investor
5/13/2021 9:46:03 AM

By Dennis J. Freeman   COMPTON—Doing a kind deed can go a long way. For some people, helping others is what they want to do for the rest of their lives. For more than two decades, one Compton resident has done this by committing himself to assist every single person that he meets. Luther Keither Jr. has been helping people with his family since he was young. He still continues to help people by going around the Los Angeles County region with the responsibility of serving the people around him, distinctly to those who are less fortunate. Keith however is not just a...

Monster
5/13/2021 9:29:20 AM

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic   Good courtroom dramas keep audiences hooked into a defendant’s fight for justice. The simpler the fight, the better. Just saying. Screenwriters Janece Shaffer and Colen C. Wiley took their cues from the young adult novel Monster, which was written in 1999 by Walter Dean Myers. He was an author who wrote over 100 children/YA books during his 45-year-old career. Raised in Harlem he was greatly affected by his urban upbringing and many of his stories reflected on inner city life and the challenges he faced as a young Black man....

6 Dr. Seuss books won't be published for racist images
5/13/2021 9:27:38 AM

By Mark Pratt   BOSTON (AP)—Six Dr. Seuss books—including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo”—will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author's legacy said Tuesday. “These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press in a statement that coincided with the late author and illustrator's birthday. “Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our...

Elon Musk shows humility and hubris as 'SNL' host
5/13/2021 9:26:16 AM

Elon Musk showed a combination of humility and hubris as he opened his highly anticipated hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live.” The 49-year-old Tesla CEO, SpaceX founder and one of the world's richest men opened his monologue by mocking his monotonal speaking style, saying no one can tell when he's joking. “It's great to be hosting 'Saturday Night Live,' and I really mean it,” said Musk standing on the stage in a black suit with a black T-shirt. “Sometimes after I say something, I have to say that I mean it.” He added, in...