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Monday, February 22, 2021

Barack Obama memoir off to record-setting start in sales

Former President Barack Obama's "A Promised Land" sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history. The first-day sales, a record for Penguin Random House, includes pre-orders, e-books and audio.

Certain Medicare Plans Could Offer Members Food Assistance Benefits

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a long list of unprecedented challenges, including the way it has caused food insecurity to rise. Food insecurity is defined as the lack of access to enough nutritionally adequate foods to live an active and healthy life.

Trebek brought consensus, class to a nation in need of both

In a politically torn, culturally divided and socially splintered America, there was one thing nearly everyone could agree on: Alex Trebek was awesome.

Searching for Racism in America

It was 1619, the ports of Jamestown would usually receive a cargo shipment from the British shores. However, this year would be different; the English settlers required serious help to cultivate their newly acquired land from the Powhatan Indians. Some historians would write it was a mutual agreement; however, the bloodshed of the natives and early settlers happened from the first arrival in 1607. The English settlers had learned of a slave ship carrying some 150 Africans to Portugal.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex convene session on digital world

Creating online communities free of danger and misinformation is crucial in building a better world, the Duchess of Sussex told an online audience Tuesday during a special Time100 Talks episode she curated with her husband, Prince Harry.

Megan Thee Stallion op-ed calls for protecting Black women

An op-ed by Megan Thee Stallion on the need to protect Black women was published Tuesday as rapper Tory Lanez had his first court hearing on felony charges alleging he shot her.

‘I Am Woman’ singer Helen Reddy, ’70s hitmaker, dies at 78

Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her rousing feminist anthem “I Am Woman” and recorded a string of other hits, has died.


Native American Day is a holiday celebrated across the United States and in lieu of Columbus Day in California and Nevada. The holiday is traditionally celebrated on the fourth Friday of September, but in South Dakota and Wisconsin, it falls on the second Monday of October. Soboba Tribal Preschool teachers used this event as a teaching tool for an entire week.

Smithsonian Looks to CA Community College for Latino Talent

The Smithsonian Institution in Washington is working to recruit a new generation of Latino docents and curators, so they can help tell their community's stories.

MSJC Foundation, City of Menifee Launch Drive-In Movies in October

The Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Foundation and the City of Menifee are partnering to launch the Cruz-In at the College Campus community drive-in movie series in October at the college's Menifee Valley Campus.