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Melania Trump hires staff and establishes post-White House office

Melania Trump hires staff and establishes post-White House office

Former first lady Melania Trump is establishing a post-White House office in Palm Beach, Florida, according to two sources familiar with her plans. Her intention is to “maintain ‘Be Best,’ ” said one of the sources, Trump’s loosely defined initiative that looks to help children. During her time in the White House, “Be Best” existed…MORE

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ stirs Asian representation debate

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ stirs Asian representation debate

All people of Asian heritage are not the same. That’s the rather self-evident message from some who have dived into a debate about the forthcoming Disney film, “Raya and the Last Dragon.” The animated movie is about a young woman named Raya (voiced by Kelly Marie Tran, or KMT) on a quest to find the…MORE

NBA reporter and analyst Sekou Smith dies of Covid-19

NBA reporter and analyst Sekou Smith dies of Covid-19

Sekou Smith, a NBA reporter and analyst for more than two decades, has died from Covid-19. He was 48. Smith worked for NBA TV and wrote for NBA.com since 2009. “We are all heartbroken over Sekou’s tragic passing,” Turner Sports said in a statement. “His commitment to journalism and the basketball community was immense and…MORE

Detroit activist turns old potato chip bags into sleeping bags for the homeless

Detroit activist turns old potato chip bags into sleeping bags for the homeless

It starts with a pile of used potato chip bags and ends with desperately needed sleeping bags to help Detroit’s homeless face the brutal winter. Environmental activist Eradajere Oleita told CNN how she works her magic. “The process is simple: collect bags, cut them open, iron them and then line with plastic.” The idea came…MORE

Donald Trump’s final economic report card could be very underwhelming

Donald Trump’s final economic report card could be very underwhelming

Economists are grading on a curve. That’s not a good thing if you’re former President Donald Trump. US gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic activity, is forecast to have grown at an annualized rate of 4% between October and December. In a normal year, that would be something to celebrate — an A+…MORE

AMC is today’s GameStop. A Reddit mob sent its stock more than 200% higher

AMC is today’s GameStop. A Reddit mob sent its stock more than 200% higher

Welcome to the Reddit market. A group on Reddit’s Wall Street Bets board have been promoting a number of stocks, hoping to squeeze short sellers that have been betting against them. They’re succeeding. Their best-known bet is GameStop, which is up another 100% Wednesday after nearly doubling Tuesday and soaring 685% this year. Today’s target:…MORE

Amy Schumer explains her part in Hilaria Baldwin controversy

Amy Schumer explains her part in Hilaria Baldwin controversy

Remember the Hilaria Baldwin heritage controversy? It may feel like ages ago in the current news cycle but it was actually just last month. And in case you forgot, it sort of all started with comedian Amy Schumer poking fun at Baldwin posing in lingerie with her baby. Now Schumer is speaking out about the…MORE

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