BLACK MUSIC HONORS

Central City Productions - Photo

The Legendary Jacksons To Receive The Lifetime Achievement Award And Perform At The ‘Black Music Honors’ Central City Productions will pay tribute to The Jacksons, Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Guy, Oleta Adams and Jody Watley at Black Music Honors. The live television special taping will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville, TN. The Jacksons are set to receive the Lifetime [...]

Walnuts for Wellness

California Walnut Commission

Consuming Walnuts May Help Keep the Gut Healthy, Says New Animal Research Walnuts may help increase beneficial bacteria Conclusions from a new animal study suggest that walnut consumption may be beneficial for digestive health by increasing the amount of good probiotic-type bacteria in the gut.1 Walnuts do this by acting as a prebiotic to help nourish [...]

Funding Shortfalls Threaten Children

UNICEF Canada-Funding shortfalls threaten education for children

Funding shortfalls threaten education for children living in conflict and disaster zones Funding shortfalls are threatening education for millions of children caught up in conflicts or disasters, UNICEF said today ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Of the $932 million needed this year for its education programs in emergency countries, UNICEF has so far received recorded voluntary [...]

Up-Cycling Art

Big Cork Vineyards cork artist Scott Gundersen

Scott Gundersen asks: What can you do with 60,000 wine corks? The crafty up-cycling of wine corks can be found all over Pinterest and Etsy. But one artist in Michigan has fully elevated the humble wine cork by creating museum quality portraits with hundreds of thousands of corks. In the last decade, Scott Gundersen has completed 25 works and [...]

FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP

Viktor Zubkov, Fatma Samoura, Júlio Baptista, Philippe Le Floc’h (PRNewsfoto/GAZPROM FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDS)

The 2017 Gazprom International Children’s Forum “Soccer for Friendship” brought together children from 64 countries THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF CHILDREN “FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP” 2017, organized by Gazprom, official partner of FIFA and the 2018 FIFA World Cup ™, was held in St. Petersburg. More than 1,000 guests from 64 countries around the world attended the event. Young [...]

Baseball Hits Home

The Tampa Bay Rays-Miami Marlins baseball game was a relaxed setting where Wounded Warrior Project veterans and their families shared experiences, created new memories, and learned about how WWP programs can heal their bodies and minds. (PRNewsfoto/Wounded Warrior Project)

Baseball Stirs Colorful Memories for Wounded Warrior Project Veterans As Mike Jernigan emerged through a portal from one of the darkened hallways onto Tropicana Field, his senses were aroused by a mix of lasting baseball memories and eruption of bright colors. “You never forget the colors of green grass, red clay, and white lines,” the [...]

Wounded Warriors Kayak

Wounded Warrior Project connected veterans and their families during a kayaking trip on Amelia Island. While paddling through one of North Florida’s unspoiled sanctuaries, participants shared experiences in a picturesque and comforting environment. (PRNewsfoto/Wounded Warrior Project)

Gator Tales: Wounded Warrior Project Veterans Connect While Kayaking The serenity of Michael Iwaniusz’s recent kayaking trip on Lofton Creek was interrupted by two baby alligators jumping from a log into the coffee-black water. The Navy veteran didn’t flinch. “If I was on my own, I would have panicked,” he said. “But I had other [...]

FACIAL RECOGNITION IN TRAVEL

Delta BagDrop

Delta is Testing Facial Recognition Technology, Plans First Biometric-Based Self-Service Bag Drop in U.S. The test, planned for Minneapolis this summer, is the latest in a string of innovative solutions giving customers choice in their own experience Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is introducing four self-service bag drop machines at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer, a $600,000 investment [...]

Red Cross Response

American Red Cross volunteer Bailey Moir surveys the damage in her hometown of Canton, TX after tornadoes swept through this past weekend. Moir watches as people sort through their belongings in the rubble, knowing she is headed next to help her father do the same at his home nearby. (PRNewsfoto/American Red Cross)

Red Cross Responds to Deadly Severe Weather Across Six States Deadliest Start to Tornado Season in 9 Years; May is Peak Month for Tornadoes The American Red Cross is on the ground across six states, helping people affected by record severe storms, flooding and tornadoes which hit the southern Plains and Mississippi Valley regions. More [...]

Film Review: LA 92

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Film Review: LA 92 By Teryl Warren Injustice.  There were wailing Korean business owners desperately trying to save their livelihoods from looters.  There were white policemen in tears who could neither help nor harm their angry attackers. There was a controversial verdict that literally lit the flame, and from April 29 – May 4, 1992 [...]