Tag: Barack Obama

Entertainment

NEWS ROUNDUP: Serena Williams Is World’s Highest Paid Woman Athlete, Sheila E. Among Those In Prince BET Tribute…AND MORE

Tennis star Serena Williams has hit another major milestone in her career, becoming the world’s highest paid woman athlete. According to Forbes, Williams, 34, garnered $28.9 million from endorsements and money she’s earned from winning tournaments throughout the past year. Williams exceeded her rival Maria Sharapova, who consecutively topped the list for 11 years. Sharapova’s […]

National

Obama Commutes 348 Prison Sentences, The Most Of Any President In Recent History

Underscoring his calls for criminal justice reform, President Barack Obama on Friday commuted the prison sentences of 42 people who were locked up as non-violent drug offenders, reports AFP. The harsh prison terms were doled out under “outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws,” the White House said in a statement. Most were “small-time drug dealers […]