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Kentucky clerk won’t interfere with gay marriage licenses

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Clerk Kim Davis returned to work Monday for the first time since being jailed for disobeying a federal judge and said she was faced with a “seemingly impossible choice” between following her conscience and losing her freedom over denying marriage licenses to gay couples. With her voice shaking, she said she […]

We’ve lost a champion

By:Morris Dees August 16, 2015 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of legendary civil rights activist Julian Bond, SPLC’s first president. He was 75 years old and died last evening, August 15, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. From his days as the co-founder and communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating […]

Milwaukee Bucks’ New Arena is a Multimillion Dollar Mistake

Though Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has already signed a bill that calls for $250 million of taxpayer money to go towards a new arena for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, the reality of the matter is that the team itself should be paying for that kind of luxury. As was reported by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the […]

At least 23 arrested on fourth night of demonstrations in Ferguson

At least 23 people were arrested in Ferguson, Mo. Monday night as protesters confronted police on a fourth consecutive night of demonstrations to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. St. Louis County Police spokesman Officer Shawn McGuire said early Tuesday that police were still confirming official totals. Despite the arrests, […]

WGLB AM 1560 annual customer appreciation day

WGLB AM 1560 and WGLB Records will be holding their annual customer appreciation day August 1st 11am-3pm. We will giving away a limited number of school backpacks. First come first serve. Your child or teen must be present to pick up. See you Saturday.   &nbsp

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death will be evaluated with autopsy

(Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic) Posted July 27 2015 — 9:29 AM EDT Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death will be evaluated with an autopsy, authorities confirmed Monday. “Interpretation of autopsy findings and other information will also be challenging,” the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said in a statement given to the Associated Press the morning following her death. “However, an autopsy could […]

Police: Theater gunman was ‘drifter’ who planned to escape

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The movie theater gunman who stood up about 20 minutes into the showing of “Trainwreck” and began firing into the crowd, killing two people, was described as a drifter from Alabama whose escape plan was thwarted by police officers who arrived almost immediately, authorities said Friday. The gunman killed himself. Nine […]

Bill Cosby loses latest legal bid to block sexual abuse lawsuit

Bill Cosby lost his latest bid to fend off a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 1974, as the California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied the comedian’s petition to review the case. The accuser’s attorney, Gloria Allred, said the decision cleared the way for […]

Rachel Dolezal: ‘I identify as black’ Former NAACP leader breaks silence on firestorm surrounding her race

By Dylan Stableford  Yahoo News Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP leader who resigned as president of the organization’s Spokane, Wash., chapter after being accused of lying about her race, says she identifies as an African-American. “I identify as black,” Dolezal said in an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer on the “Today” show Tuesday. The 37-year-old […]