VIA: New York Times WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to announce Tuesday night that he will begin to transition American forces out of Afghanistan beginning in July 2011, setting the first time frame to wind down the war there nearly a decade after the United States first sent troops in to topple the Taliban government, […]

VIA: AccessAtlanta Alicia Keys says her first visit to Africa was so emotional and inspiring that she is ready to take others there to experience something similar. The Grammy-winning singer is launching a contest through her charity, Keep a Child Alive, that will give five people an opportunity to visit the continent with her. She […]

VIA: Tiger Woods has canceled plans to attend his own golf tournament in southern California because of injuries he suffered near his Florida home early Friday, the pro golfer said in a statement Monday. “I am extremely disappointed that I will not be at my tournament this week,” Woods said of the Chevron World […]

4 eggs 1/2 cup milk 2 cans (14 3/4 ounces each) cream style corn 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted 1/3 cup sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon Onions, Minced 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt 1/2 teaspoon Mustard, Ground DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat eggs […]

VIA: The family of  Herman J. Russell, the namesake of large Atlanta development and construction firm H.J. Russell & Co., gave $1 million to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding for hospital expansion. Russell said, “This was our family’s chance to give a lasting gift that will ensure children now — and in […]

VIA: People The so-called “other woman” who supposedly sparked Tiger Woods’s accident has hired a high-profile celebrity lawyer and issued an adamant denial about any relationship with the golfing champ. “I did not have any involvement with him [Woods],” Rachel Uchitel told E! News. “Whatever was written in the Enquirer was not said by me, […]

The 2009 Soul Train Awards returned last night following a one-year hiatus. Mary Mary took home the gospel prize for their hit single, “God In Me.” Here’s the complete list of winners: BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE MALE, FEMALE OR GROUP BeBe and CeCe Winans – “Close To You” Fred Hammond feat. John P. Kee – “They […]

VIA: Reuters World number one Serena Williams has been fined $175,000 and put on probation for two years for her foul-mouthed tirade at the U.S. Open, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Monday. The ITF said a further major offence at a grand slam in the next two years would see her suspended from […]

VIA: Atlanta mayoral hopefuls Mary Norwood and Kasim Reed attacked each other’s records Sunday night during their final debate before Tuesday’s runoff election. Norwood accused Reed, a former state senator, of being a political insider, but the sharpest attacks came from Reed. He said Norwood, a two-term city councilwoman, constantly “got it wrong” by, […]

VIA: New York Times On Oct. 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the final Thursday of November to be a national holiday of Thanksgiving. That came just over a year after Lincoln made another more historic proclamation, one that directly concerned my family and their future: the Emancipation Proclamation, which had freed the enslaved in […]

VIA: Billboard Sade, the “quiet storm” R&B group featuring vocalist Sade Adu, has completed its long-awaited sixth studio album. “Soldier of Love,” the band’s first collection of new material since 2000’s “Lover’s Rock,” will be released Feb. 8, 2010 worldwide on Epic. Sade and her longtime bandmates including Stuart Matthewman, a.k.a. Cottonbelly, regrouped in a […]