January 04, 2022

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 03: Dwayne Johnson attends the World Premiere Of Netflix's "Red Notice" at L.A. LIVE on November 03, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Dwayne Johnson reflects on his record-breaking year, becoming the tequila king and whether he’ll run for the White House

By Chloe Melas, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has plenty of reasons to toast 2021 with some Teremana. He produced and starred in two hit films, “Jungle Cruise” and “Red Notice,” debuted his biographical sitcom “Young Rock,” saw unprecedented sales growth with his Teremana tequila, and became the most followed American man on Instagram with 285 million followers. At 49, with grit, charisma


Grambling State to open Spring semester on schedule

By Grambling State University Grambling State University is on schedule with other UL System schools to welcome students and employees back for the Spring 2022 semester. With the first day of class set for January 10, Spring registration is open through January 7 and available online at gram.edu/registration. All activities will be governed with COVID protocols

Fans falls onto Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) as the railing collapsed following the end of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Landover, Md. Philadelphia won 20-16. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts helps fans when railing collapses after win over Washington Football Team

By Amir Vera and Jacob Lev, Jalen Hurts had been dodging Washington Football Team defenders all day Sunday, but the final obstacle for the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback came after the game when a railing in the stands collapsed. Following the Eagles’ 20-16 win over Washington, video shows Hurts about to enter the tunnel to the locker room


$12M Gift from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation to Support the Center for Innovation & the Arts at Spelman College

Written by Spelman College Newsroom, A $12 million gift from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation will place Spelman College closer to opening the doors of a state-of-the-art academic facility designed to bring creative disciplines, technology, and innovation into close collaboration. “Spelman College is an exceptional institution,” said Russ Hardin, president of the Lettie Pate Evans


JSU makes COVID-19 adjustments for spring

By Jackson State University, In light of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, further compounded by the Omicron variant, we are making adjustments to the start of the Spring 2022 semester. Please understand that your health and safety remain our priority. Therefore, please note the following modifications: Virtual Learning Beginning Monday, January 10, 2022, faculty

A customer selects meat at a grocery store in New York, the United States, Nov. 14, 2021. October's Consumer Price Index, which is a measure of a basket of goods, climbed a whopping 6.2 percent from the same month last year, and now stands at a 30-year high. The cost of staple food items -- meat, eggs, fish and poultry -- has soared 10.5 percent for the year ended Sept. 2021, reported the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Photo by Wang Ying/Xinhua via Getty Images)

Biden’s $1 billion bet to make beef cheaper: When will prices fall?

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner and Matt Egan, The White House on Monday offered a solution to surging meat prices: an action plan that includes investing $1 billion of American Rescue Plan funds to boost competition in the industry and promises to ramp up regulation and enforcement of anticompetition laws. But some experts say the move is unlikely to

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Afghanistan, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on September 28, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Defense Secretary Austin says he has tested positive for Covid-19

By Barbara Starr, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has tested positive for Covid-19 and is exhibiting “mild” symptoms, according to a statement from him released by the Defense Department on Sunday. “I have informed my leadership team of my positive test result, as well as the President. My staff has begun contact tracing and testing of

FOREST HILLS, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 22: U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) speaks during an event of constituents delivering a thank you to Representative Meng for holding the line on Build Back Better on October 22, 2021 in Forest Hills, New York. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Green New Deal Network)

Lawmakers and leaders push for a national museum of Asian Americans

By Harmeet Kaur, It took decades of advocacy and effort, but a national African American museum now stands on the National Mall. After legislation that passed last year, national museums dedicated to Latinos and women are also in the works. Now, one lawmaker wants Asian Americans to have a museum of their own, too. A bill introduced by Democratic

ALEXANDRIA, VA - JANUARY 3: View of a car stuck in the snow as major winter snow storm hitting the Northern Virginia area cripples traffic at the start of the work week in the new year on January 3, 2022 in Alexandria, Virginia. Credit: mpi34/MediaPunch /IPX

Motorists trapped overnight on East Coast interstate as winter storm causes icy, snowy havoc

By Kelly McCleary, Joe Sutton and Jason Hanna, Drivers have been stranded for hours on a major interstate in eastern Virgina — some stuck from Monday into Tuesday morning — after a severe winter storm caused massive backups, sending authorities scrambling to clear a path. In some places in the Fredericksburg area, vehicles still were stranded shortly