Tag: Black News

jackets_for_jobs_shaqs_magics_moms.jpg

Lifestyle

$10,000 surprise, Shaq and Magic's moms make Jackets for Jobs gala spectacular!

GALA STARS–Christine Johnson (Magic Johnson’s mom), Alison Vaughn, Founder, Jackets for Jobs & Lucille O’Neal (Shaq’s mom) Detroit, MI (BlackNews.com) — Jackets for Jobs has done it again. The non-profit organization led by superstar businesswoman Alison Vaughn has set the city of Detroit on fire with water cooler talk. The topic: The 13th anniversary gala that took place April 11, at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton-Downtown Detroit.

Metro

Wheatley wins convention vote, says ‘We can shake the world’

CARL REDWOOD CASTS VOTE (Photo by J.L. Martello) To almost no one’s surprise, mayoral candidate state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Hill, won the endorsement of African-Americans voting in the Pittsburgh Black Political Convention poll.Wheatley, is one of two African-Americans running for mayor, and was once an aide to former city Councilman Sala Udin, who organized the endorsement effort and called the result an “unqualified success.”

Gay_Marriage_Broa.jpg

National

Lawmaker makes 'impulse decision' to come out

NEVADA ASSEMBLYMAN KELVIN ATKINSON, D-NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison,File) by Ashley Killough (CNN) — When Nevada state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson entered a floor debate Monday over a legislative effort to repeal the state’s same-sex marriage ban, he had no idea he’d be waking up the next morning with his name in national headlines.