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Detroit will open schools this Monday

Detroit will open schools this Monday

Detroit Public Schools are scheduled to open their doors Monday for the start of summer classes. It will be the first time schools will welcome back students for face-to-face instruction since the district closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said he sees a “desperate demand” for in-person learning, and that online…MORE

Coroner releases Andres Guardado autopsy results despite sheriff’s request

Coroner releases Andres Guardado autopsy results despite sheriff’s request

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office on Friday confirmed that Andres Guardado, the teenager whose death on June 18 sparked outcry across Los Angeles, was shot five times in the back. The office came to the same conclusion as an independent autopsy that lawyers for the Guardado family unveiled earlier this week. The manner of…MORE

Recovery of bodies begins next week at Hard Rock Hotel site in New Orleans

Crews in New Orleans are expected to begin Monday the recovery of the bodies of two workers who died nine months ago when the Hard Rock Hotel collapsed during construction. The structure on the edge of the French Quarter partially collapsed on October 12, 2019, killing three and injuring dozens. One body was recovered. Recovery…MORE

Teachers union in nation’s second-largest school district wants schools to remain closed

Teachers union in nation’s second-largest school district wants schools to remain closed

A union representing teachers in Los Angeles, the second-largest school district in the country, says schools should remain closed. United Teachers Los Angeles, which represents teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), announced its stance Thursday, recommending that the district keep campuses closed during rising coronavirus infections and deaths. “It is time to…MORE

More evidence emerges that a TB vaccine might help fight coronavirus

More evidence emerges that a TB vaccine might help fight coronavirus

More research emerged this week in potential support of using the tuberculosis vaccine Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) as a tool in the fight against coronavirus. Researchers found that countries where many people have been given the vaccine have had less mortality from Covid-19. While that doesn’t mean that BCG somehow reduces the risk of severe illness…MORE

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith confirm her involvement with August Alsina

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith confirm her involvement with August Alsina

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith “never ever thought that we would make it back.” But the couple came together for a special Friday edition of her “Red Table Talk” show on Facebook to share their side of the controversy surrounding her relationship with singer August Alsina. According to the superstar couple they “were going…MORE

Lady A, the singer, is fighting back against Lady A, the group

Lady A, the singer, is fighting back against Lady A, the group

The singer Lady A is pushing back against a suit from the band Lady A. The country trio formerly known as Lady Antebellum, filed suit on Wednesday against Anita White, a singer/songwriter who also performs as Lady A. White recently told HLN she had been willing to work with the band but is unwilling to…MORE