City of Irving reminds holiday drivers to buckle up!


Whether travelling out of town, or around town, the Irving Fire Department asks everyone to please keep the following SEAT BELT SAFETY tips in mind: Always buckle up before driving or riding in a car. This goes for everyone in the vehicle, whether you’re sitting in the front or the back. Wear the lap belt […]

Bobbi Kristina’s family member trying to sell death photos


Sadly, TMZ is reporting that an extended family member is trying to sell photos of Bobbi Kristina on her death bed in hospice care. How low do you have to go to try and profit from such a tragic situation? Whoever this person is should feel pretty bad if even TMZ says that is just going […]

Sonia Manzano says goodbye to Seasame Street after 44 years

As Maria, Sonia Manzano taught several generation of kids on Sesame Street.

Though she’s more accustomed to hearing “Can You Tell Me How To Get to Sesame Street?,” the question Sonia Manzano is responding to more these days is “You’ve retired from Sesame Street?” Yes, sweet María, TV wife of Luis, with whom she runs the Fix It Shop on America’s best known street, Sesame Street, is […]

Confederate flag not welcome at NASCAR race tracks

NASCAR fan at Atlanta Motor Speedway waves confederate flag from truck. This week the racing tracks have asked fans to leave their flags at home. (Image: Duane Tate via Flickr)

NASCAR tracks are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at all races and racing facilities, the tracks said in a joint industry statement on Thursday. “As members of the NASCAR industry, we join NASCAR in the desire to make our events among the most fan-friendly, welcoming environments in all of sports and […]

‘You’re Fired Donald Trump’ is the message from Macy’s and NBC

Trump gets dumped by NBC and Macy's

(CNN) Macy’s is pulling Donald Trump brand merchandise from its stores after the Republican presidential candidate’s recent controversial remarks created a public uproar. The department store has come under intense pressure to cut ties with the real estate magnate and businessman after he referred to immigrants from Mexico and other countries “killers and rapists.” In a […]

Irving church helping family of young drowning victims

memorial service

Bear Creek Community Church is helping the family which suffered the tragic death of three children during the last week. The church is hosting a memorial service on Friday at 7 p.m. and they are also helping to raise money for the burial costs for the young boys. Last Wednesday, 10-year-old August Smith, her two brothers 9-year-old […]

Removing Flag May Get Done, But Not Now

The Confederate Flag from the Capitol grounds Richman,  South Carolina. photo source: flickr user/Jason Lander

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle The heinous June 17 massacre of nine African American worshippers at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston by a white supremacist spewing hatred for Blacks has spawned a renewed demand for removal of the Confederate Flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds. But surprisingly […]

Diddy Arrested After Fight with UCLA Football Coach, 50 Cent to the Rescue

Sean “Diddy” Combs photo source: facebook/Diddy

By Chelsea Lenora White Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs was released from a Los Angeles jail late Monday, hours after he was arrested following a fight with a football coach at UCLA, where his son, Justin Combs, plays as a defensive back. Jail records showed that Combs […]

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