EPA moves to restore rule on mercury from power plants

By Drew Costley, The Associated Press, dcostley@ap.org WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has reaffirmed the basis for a rule that requires “significant reductions” in mercury and other harmful pollutants from power plants, reversing a move late in former President Donald Trump’s administration to roll back emissions standards.  The EPA said it found it


Op-ed: A look back at the first Black Oriole

By Kenneth Lasson There was no Black History Month when the Baltimore Orioles returned to the modern-era Major Leagues in 1954– and only one player of color on the Opening Day roster. His name was Jehosie “Jay” Heard. A native of Athens, Ga., Heard (1920-1999) was a diminutive left-handed pitcher, standing all of five feet


Robert Townsend Recalls Audition That Inspired ‘Hollywood Shuffle’

Actor/director Robert Townsend arrives at the “Jubilee” show’s grand re-opening at Bally’s Las Vegas on March 29, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic) *Robert Townsend made his directorial debut with “Hollywood Shuffle” in 1987 and the comedy satire about Black stereotypes in movies instantly became a classic.   Townsend and comedian Keenan Ivory