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A Black woman is hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards for the first time

A Black woman is hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards for the first time

Country music singer Mickey Guyton will make history Sunday when she hosts the Academy of Country Music Awards with Keith Urban. The 37-year-old singer from Arlington, Texas, will be the first Black woman to host the awards ceremony. And this isn’t Guyton’s first time making history in the country music world. In September 2020, she…MORE

Alma Wahlberg, mother of actors Donnie and Mark Wahlberg, dies at age 78

Alma Wahlberg, mother of actors Donnie and Mark Wahlberg, dies at age 78

Alma Wahlberg, the mother of actors Donnie and Mark Wahlberg, has died, the brothers announced Sunday. She was 78. “My Angel. Rest in peace,” Mark wrote in the caption of a photo of the family matriarch on Instagram. “My mom Alma’s joy for life, love and people — combined with a pride in her humble…MORE

1 dead, 5 wounded in shooting at Ohio vigil, sheriff’s office says

A woman driving by a vigil for a shooting victim was fatally shot in the head Saturday evening, and five others were wounded, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio. The incident happened Saturday in Columbus after a small group gathered for a vigil in the parking lot of a Dollar General store.…MORE

WWII era plane makes emergency landing near Florida beach

WWII era plane makes emergency landing near Florida beach

A World War II-era plane was forced to land off the coast of Cocoa Beach, Florida, Saturday afternoon after it experienced engine failure. Authorities are now working on getting the plane, which was part of an air show, out of the water, according to Cocoa Beach Air Show spokesperson Chris Dirato. The only person on…MORE

America’s newsrooms are reckoning with their mass shooting coverage

America’s newsrooms are reckoning with their mass shooting coverage

At least 45 mass shootings have occurred in the United States over the past month, and America’s journalists are covering the stories as they unfold, both on the ground and from their computers. There is a mass shooting — when four or more people (excluding the gunman) are shot and wounded or killed — nearly…MORE

Remote workers can get paid $12,000 to move to West Virginia

Remote workers can get paid $12,000 to move to West Virginia

During the pandemic, cities such as Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Natchez, Mississippi, have offered remote workers cash to relocate there, while exotic destinations like Aruba have promoted their islands for stay-at-home jobs. Now, West Virginia wants to pay remote workers $12,000 to move to its country roads. On April 12, Gov. Jim Justice announced a program,…MORE