Posts Tagged: Bill

Bill Cosby

Cosby Comedy Tour Rejected by Comedy Club

Bill Cosby’s potential stand-up tour following his release from prison has hit a snag.   The New York Comedy Cellar Comedy Club has already rejected the idea of Cosby’s comeback tour coming to its establishment.   It’s to be known that the club allowed Louis C.K. and Aziz Ansari to perform after being hit with sexual misconduct… Read more »

Juneteenth

Senate Unanimously Approves Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday

In a unanimous vote, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a resolution that calls for making Juneteenth an official federal holiday.  The June 19th holiday, which the bill establishes as “Juneteenth National Independence Day,” commemorates the 1865 arrival of Major General Gordon Granger in Galveston, Texas, where he announced the end of slavery. Texas declared… Read more »

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama and Others Urge Americans to Support Voting Rights

Michelle Obama is being joined by several celebrities in support of a voting rights bill that will expand access to voting nationwide as well as keep states from restricting the ability to vote by mail and, among other provisions, call for states to use independent redistricting commissions to create congressional district boundaries and keep other… Read more »

State Capitol

House Passes Police Reform Bill Named After George Floyd

In a Thursday night vote, the U.S. House approved a sweeping police reform bill named after the man whose death sparked the widespread call for change. The Democratic-sponsored George Floyd Justice in Policing Act seeks to “ensure that his death and the death of so many others is not in vain,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi… Read more »

Aretha Franklin

Governor OKs Aretha Franklin Highway

Governor OKs Aretha Franklin Highway The Governor of Michigan has approved legislation to give the late Aretha Franklin a highway designation. A portion of M-10 in Detroit will be deemed “Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway,” and after signing the bill Governor Gretchen Whitmer said, “Franklin’s creativity and voice contributed to our musical and cultural history… Read more »