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Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin (1912-1987) overcame prejudice on multiple levels to become a key ally of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and one of the most important civil rights leaders of the 20th century. An openly gay Black man during the Jim Crow era, Rustin was arrested for having sex with men at a time when homosexuality…MORE

NASA’s DC headquarters is being renamed for ‘Hidden Figures’ scientist Mary Jackson

NASA’s DC headquarters is being renamed for ‘Hidden Figures’ scientist Mary Jackson

The name of Mary Jackson, NASA’s first African American female engineer and one of the barrier-breaking inspirations for the book “Hidden Figures,” will officially adorn the space agency’s Washington, DC, headquarters Friday. NASA announced its decision last year to name the building in Jackson’s honor. Members of her family, including granddaughter Wanda Jackson, are expected…MORE

Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin overcame prejudice on multiple levels to become a key ally of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and one of the most important civil rights leaders of the 20th century. An openly gay Black man during the Jim Crow era, Rustin was arrested for having sex with men at a time when homosexuality was…MORE

Student protesters urge state to change Dixie State University’s name

Student protesters urge state to change Dixie State University’s name

State Senate leaders in Utah say a bill to rename Dixie State University will get a debate this session, after a group of students rallied at the Capitol in favor of removing “Dixie” from the school’s name. About 50 students made the 300-mile bus trip from St. George, in the southwestern corner of the state,…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

This is crazy. A thief shot Lady Gaga’s dog walker Wednesday before trying to steal 3 of her French Bulldogs. One escaped and returned to the injured dog walker so she’s been recovered. Gaga is offering $500,000 for the safe return of her other 2 dogs and ‘no questions asked.’ But police will have some…

Thursday’s Dirt

DUI and reckless driving charges against Bruce Springsteen were thrown out yesterday. He did plead guilty to a lesser charge and paid a $500 fine before leaving the courtroom. Jeep is running his ads again because of the charges being dropped. Former ‘American Idol’ star Katharine McPhee has given birth to a baby boy. This…