I was taken by his smooth, leathery brown skin, his broad head covered in fine hair and the dimple in his chin. What I remember most is the slight smile, his kind, yet serious eyes. The formal military photograph, decades old by then and framed in silver, sat on a high shelf in the dining room, above the lace-topped Formica dining-room table. A photo of my brother Terrence, dressed in his stately blue Air Force uniform, stood next to it. Between tending to his rose bushes and plucking mangoes from a tree out back, my grandfather Roy, a World War II veteran, would often start—though rarely finish—various family stories. Like clockwork, as another tale took flight, my grandmother Catherine—a diminutive creature with a booming voice—would set him right about the facts of the matter and conclude with her own flourishes. Grandpa Roy spoke little of his military service, and I remember just one family conversation he was part of that openly involved race. There … [Read more...] about When Will White America Be Ready to Talk About Slavery?
The Port of Corpus Christi is poised to eclipse the Port of Houston as the top U.S. crude oil export hub over the next 10 years, according to a new report from the global energy research firm Wood Mackenzie. NEXT: See photos from Corpus Christi's export facilities. less The Port of Corpus Christi is poised to eclipse the Port of Houston as the top U.S. crude oil export hub over the next 10 years, according to a new report from the global energy research firm Wood Mackenzie. ... more Photo: Port Of Corpus Christi Photo: Port Of Corpus Christi Image 1 of / 28 Caption Close Image 1 of 28 The Port of Corpus Christi is poised to eclipse the Port of Houston as the top U.S. crude oil export hub over the next 10 years, according to a new report from the global energy research firm Wood Mackenzie. … [Read more...] about Report: Port of Corpus Christi to become top U.S. crude oil export hub
ATLANTA — Ten Democrats took the stage here Wednesday night with less than three months to go before the Iowa caucuses — and after a day of high political drama at the impeachment hearings back in Washington. Here were the key takeaways:Buttigieg benefits from a lack of game-changing momentsADVERTISEMENTThe debate had some fireworks, but nothing that seemed consequential or viral enough to change the trajectory of the race.That is good news for South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul Buttigieg2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Overnight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul Buttigieg surges to 10-point lead in New Hampshire: poll MORE, who has been on the rise. The 37-year-old Buttigieg has led major polls in both Iowa and New Hampshire recently. That being so, many pundits expected his rivals to go after him in Atlanta.Those attacks simply … [Read more...] about Five takeaways from the Democratic debate
PHILADELPHIA — Three giants of the modern rock scene announced a joint tour and they are coming to Philadelphia. The Hella Mega Tour will feature punk rockers Green Day, indie rockers Weezer, and pop punk rockers Fall Out Boy. The tour will be supported by special guest The Interrupters. It all begins in June 2020 in Europe, but the trio will come to Philadelphia in late August next year for the final show of the tour as it is scheduled now. More dates may be added. They are set to play Citizens Bank Park on Aug. 29, 2020. North American webstore presales starts at 10 a.m. on Sept 16; mailing list presales being at 11 a.m Sept. 16. General tickets hit the market at 10 a.m. Sept. 20. VIP ticket packages will be available at a later date. See the full North American tour schedule below: 07/17 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park07/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park07/24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park07/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium07/28 – Commerce … [Read more...] about Green Day, Weezer, Fall Out Boy Tour Coming to Philly
MIAMI (AP) — John Beilein had seen Duncan Robinson get on hot shooting stretches plenty of times before. None of those were at his expense. Robinson put on a show for his college coach — and got himself into the Miami record book as well. He set team marks with seven 3-pointers in the second quarter, eight in the first half and finished with a career-high 29 points as the Heat rolled past Beilein and the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-100 on Wednesday night. "That young man the last two years has developed with the Miami culture," said Beilein, the first-year Cavaliers coach who had Robinson for three seasons at Michigan. "He's developed his game into a whole different level. ... Part of it you hate, but it's also part of your blood.” Robinson was 9 for 15 from the field, all of them coming from 3-point range. His early flurry helped Miami tie a franchise mark with 75 first-half points. The lead was 27 at the break and the Heat stayed in control the rest of the way. Kevin … [Read more...] about Robinson’s record night helps Heat beat Cavs 124-100