‘Built by my family’: America’s grand buildings constructed by slaves

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) – Monticello, the expansive brick home of Thomas Jefferson, sits atop a hill overlooking farmland, trees and the University of Virginia, the institution founded by the third U.S. president. A reflection of Trinity Church is seen in … Continue reading ‘Built by my family’: America’s grand buildings constructed by slaves

An African American mother and daughter journey to their family’s past in Ghana

CAPE COAST, GHANA (Reuters) – Halfway across the Atlantic Ocean, the plane carrying Tani Sanchez and her daughter Tani Sylvester on a heritage tour to Ghana crossed paths with a powerful storm. A sharp drop in elevation hurled flight attendants … Continue reading An African American mother and daughter journey to their family’s past in Ghana

Box Office: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Starts Strong With $40 Million, ‘Lion King’ Remains Victorious

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Disney’s “The Lion King” might still rule everything the light touches, but Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” certainly held its own this weekend at the domestic box office. FILE PHOTO: Margot Robbie attends … Continue reading Box Office: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Starts Strong With $40 Million, ‘Lion King’ Remains Victorious

Trump says he’s ‘very disappointed’ Swedish PM didn’t free rapper A$AP Rocky

FILE PHOTO – U.S. President Donald Trump enters the room to participate in the “Pledge to America’s Workers – One year Celebration” event in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis … Continue reading Trump says he’s ‘very disappointed’ Swedish PM didn’t free rapper A$AP Rocky

Sweden rebuffs Trump over U.S. rapper charges, saying courts independent

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden on Friday dismissed an angry outburst from U.S. President Donald Trump after prosecutors charged U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky with assault, saying the country’s judicial system was independent of political interference. FILE PHOTO: Posters asking for ASAP … Continue reading Sweden rebuffs Trump over U.S. rapper charges, saying courts independent