VIA: AJC.com The body of Diane Caves, a 31-year-old Atlanta woman on temporary assignment to Haiti, has been found, according to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which dispatched her to Port-au-Prince just before a massive earthquake on Jan. 12. She is the first known Atlanta fatality from the disaster that claimed an […]

VIA: CNN.com LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Dr. Conrad Murray, personal physician to Michael Jackson, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the pop star’s death last summer. A criminal complaint filed earlier Monday alleged that Murray “did unlawfully, and without malice, kill Michael Joseph Jackson.” Murray turned himself in shortly before 4 p.m. […]

VIA: New York Times Patty Griffin’s new gospel-infused album, “Downtown Church,” celebrates what she calls the largely untapped soul of American music. But it also honors one part of a holy trinity of musicians for Ms. Griffin, a singer and songwriter who is more at home in the world of crossing genres than crossing Jordan. […]

Ingredients: • Sweet Italian sausage • Onion, chopped • Green Pepper, chopped • Garlic • Olive oil • Cooked Ziti • Parmesan Cheese Preparation: Buy a package of sweet Italian sausage; if your family is bigger so you may want to use two. (Boil them first that way you know that they are cooked through) […]

VIA: Alternet.com The opening night speaker at the Tea Party convention suggested a return to a “literacy test” to protect America from presidents like Obama — a segregation-era method employed by southern US states to keep blacks from voting. In his speech Thursday to attendees, former Republican congressman Tom Tancredo invoked the loaded pre-civil rights […]

VIA:  U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history. “Brave Bessie” or “Queen Bess,” as she became known, faced the double difficulties of racial and gender discrimination in early 20th-century America but overcame such […]

VIA:  AOLtelevision.com Haeley Vaughn shocked American Idol judges with her cute personality and Pop Country singing style.  She is the first black pop country mainstream singer that American Idol has ever seen, and she represents well.  Check out her American Idol audition below: Simon Cowell was enamored with her right away. “Cute little thing, aren’t […]

VIA:  Biography.Com Singer and song writer Darius Rucker formerly of the hit pop group Hootie and The BlowFish, is the first African American to reach the top of the country music chart since Charley Pride in 1988.  His hit single “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” from his album titled “Learn To Live” jumped […]

VIA:  NewsOne.Com Madame Tussauds’ in New York has unveiled a wax figure of Michelle Obama in a one-shouldered white gown inspired by the one she wore to the inaugural ball. The first lady’s likeness joined a wax tuxedo-clad President Barack Obama on Tuesday. His figure was unveiled at the museum last year. In about two […]

Tina serves as Senior Vice President of Customer Service Operations for Comcast Cable Communications, Inc.   She is responsible for customer experience strategy and tactical implementation, eCare operations, agent desktop tools deployment and enhancements.   Care employee development programs for Comcast’s call centers are a key responsibility.  Tina develops outsource partner strategy, has responsibility for managing outsource […]

Andrea A. Agnew, a leader in the field of human resources, currently serves as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Comcast Cable Communications in Philadelphia. Agnew is responsible for developing strategies and building programs to enhance Comcast’s Corporate Human Resources diversity strategy. She works closely with senior leadership to integrate diversity and equity practices […]

VIA: CNN.com In the summer of 1943, when Adolf Hitler’s armies marched unchecked across Europe, a pastor in a remote New England village decided to write a prayer. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,” he began, “the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know […]