Jan. 21, 2015 08:16
Former President Jimmy Carter showed up on the set of “The Daily Show” this past week wearing what appeared to be a tubular shaped object around his neck. He was in New York to attend an exhibit at the Museum of Natural History titled “Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease,” and the tiny prop around his neck was a life saving example of what the exhibit was promoting....
Jan. 14, 2015 11:47
At a 1962 dinner honoring a group of Nobel Prize winners, President Kennedy observed, “I think it’s truly the most extraordinary collection of talent that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone....
Jan. 7, 2015 10:43
An unarmed black man was killed by a white police officer while resisting arrest. The details of the incident were withheld by police for over a week. Later, a judge dismissed murder charges against the cop, and riots ensued, including burning and looting. This wasn’t in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. It was in Winston-Salem in 1967....
Dec. 31, 2014 10:57
I’ve heard it said that we should never wish our lives away, yet every year about this time, it’s pretty common to hear someone say, “I wish this year was over already. Next year has got to be better.” I guess that’s how I feel, mainly because I lost my Mom in 2014....
Dec. 24, 2014 10:07
television show, and in the process, I’ve learned that there are several ways we can help these agencies help others. The first is to donate goods. Second is to donate money. And third is to donate our time. Of course, some nonprofit groups can benefit from all three types of giving....
Dec. 17, 2014 10:11
There was a time not so long ago when kids looked up to athletes as role models and heroes, but that adulation has been strained as of late. The NFL has been sacked with one scandal after another, while NASCAR races seem to have more fistfights than caution flags....
Dec. 10, 2014 10:12
Last week, comedian Chris Rock reminded us that it’s mainly white people who believe race relations in America are much improved. Looking back over the past two years, I’m afraid he’s right....
Dec. 3, 2014 10:19
It is ironic that an African American comedian is responsible for bringing down another African American comedian, but it looks like that’s what has happened. Back in October during a stand-up routine, comedian Hannibal Buress referred to Bill Cosby as a rapist, not once, but several times....
Nov. 19, 2014 10:31
Back in August, a team of Italian scientists announced that a complete head transplant is now possible. Of course, the donor and recipient must have compatible minds. My suspicion, however, is that those mad scientists have already secretly transplanted the head of one world leader onto the shoulders of another....
Nov. 12, 2014 11:17
Morgan Brittany has been in the spotlight all her life. She began acting at age five and within a few years was earning enough money to help support her family. As a teenager, she hurt Opie’s feelings on “The Andy Griffith Show,”....

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