Legendary jazz singer Lena Horne dies

May 12, 2010


Lena Horne passed away Sunday at age 92. New York (WiredPRNews.com) – Legendary entertainer Lena Horne has died. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the singer and actress, who broke racial barriers throughout her long-term career, died Sunday at the age of 92. Friend and collaborator of Horne, Quincy Jones, is quoted by the […]

Host sparks controversy with Obama race remark

January 29, 2010


Chris Matthews remarks after the president’s State of the Union Address left many with questions. Washington, D.C. (WiredPRNews.com) – Recent remarks made by MSNBC host Chris Matthews has sparked controversy over views about race. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the host commented after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Wednesday […]

Obama Sends Wreaths to Soldiers for Memorial Day

May 26, 2009


Obama observed Memorial Day Monday by honoring soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Wired PR News – President Barack Obama paid tribute to veterans on Monday in honor of Memorial Day. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Obama sent wreaths to memorialize African American soldiers and Confederate soldiers, despite a recent petition from professors who […]

Former KKK Leader Forced to Leave Czech Republic

April 26, 2009


David Duke was arrested on Friday and will be forced to leave the Czech Republic. Wired PR News – Former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, was arrested in Prague on Friday. As reported by AFP, the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan founder was released following his arrest for allegedly promoting […]

Pardon Sought for Famed Boxer

April 2, 2009


McCain and others seek a posthumous presidential pardon for boxer Jack Johnson. Wired PR News – Senator John McCain and others called for a pardon from President Barack Obama Wednesday for the late African American boxer Jack Johnson. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), McCain revealed a motion urging the president to pardon Johnson, […]

NASCAR Settles Harassment/ Discrimination Suit for More Than $200 Million

December 23, 2008


NASCAR settles legal claim of harassment and discrimination for $225 million. Wired PR News.com – A NASCAR official who filed a lawsuit against the organization for racial discrimination and sexual harassment has been offered a settlement of $225 million. As reported by the Associated Press (AP),Mauricia Grant, a former technical inspector claimed she experienced harassment […]

 
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