Oprah's Early Life and Career: She Made Just $227 a Week Oprah was born in Mississippi and spent her adolescence between her mother's home in Milwaukee and her father's in Nashville, where she moved permanently at14. As a teen working at a Nashville radio station, she seemed to find her calling. Oprah attended college at Tennessee State University, though she left to take a job at a television news station in Nashville. Oprah has said...Read more
CEO Don Thompson finally ran out of time to fix the restaurant chain’s deepening problems. The company said on Wednesday said Thompson would step down as CEO and board member on March 1, and be replaced by Steve Easterbrook, its chief brand officer who is responsible for fixing the fast-food operator’s marketing and menu. A longtime McDonald’s veteran, Easterbrook earlier in his career held big jobs including president of McDonald’s Europe.
The move comes a week...Read more
Loretta E. Lynch on Wednesday will cast herself as an apolitical career prosecutor who is a departure from Eric H. Holder Jr. when she faces a new Republican-controlled Judiciary Committee that includes some of the administration’s fiercest critics in Congress.
“I look forward to fostering a new and improved relationship with this committee, the United States Senate, and the entire United States Congress — a relationship based on mutual respect and constitutional balance,” Ms. Lynch said...Read more
Ambassador Andrew Young disagrees with critics who contend that the movie was unfair to President Lyndon B. Johnson.
A slew of critics and historical figures have come forward in the past few weeks to dispute Selma director Ava DuVernay’s interpretation of history. Yet the man who was by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s side during that time thinks DuVernay got the story “just right.”
“The Lyndon Johnson folks felt that he was portrayed unfairly,” Ambassador Andrew Young,...Read more
Marissa Alexander, the black woman who many feel was unfairly jailed per Florida’s seemingly disparate application of its “Stand Your Ground” laws, was released from prison Tuesday afternoon, according to local Jacksonville station 4JAX. Alexander will come home, but will spend the next two years under electronic monitoring – and on her own dime.
The 34-year-old mother was jailed more than four years ago, and was serving a 20 year sentence for firing one gunshot shot at...Read more
What does it take to make it into the 1 percent of earners? In Arkansas, you'd need to pull in $228,298 a year. In Connecticut, the threshold is $677,608.
That's according to a report released Monday by the Economic Policy Institute, examining income inequality by state.
Connecticut -- the state with the highest 1 percent threshold -- happens to also be the state with the worst inequality. There, the top 1 percent of earners make on average...Read more
Conservative political advocacy groups supported by the billionaire Koch brothers plan to spend $889 million in the 2016 U.S. elections, more than double what they raised in 2012, the Washington Post reported on Monday.The newspaper said the goal was announced to donors at a weekend meeting in Rancho Mirage, California, hosted by Freedom Partners, a business lobby at the center of the Koch brothers' political operation. The Post cited a person who attended the gathering.The...Read more