Author Archives: Marqette Cook

Tuskegee, Alabama’s Confederate statue at center of lawsuit in mostly Black city

The statue has been the subject of periodic demonstrations for decades in Tuskegee. A lawsuit has been filed that could decide the fate of a Confederate monument that has stood in a square at the center of nearly all-Black Tuskegee for 115 years. WSFA-TV reported that the Macon County Commission has filed suit against both […]

FDA experts oppose U.S. plan to give Covid boosters to all

In a review, scientists conclude the vaccines are working well despite the extra-contagious delta variant, especially against severe disease. The average person doesn’t need a Covid-19 booster yet, an international group of scientists — including two top U.S. regulators — wrote Monday in a scientific journal. The experts reviewed studies of the vaccines’ performance and […]

Putin meets Assad, takes swipe at U.S. and Turkish forces in Syria

Russia’s air force played a critical role in turning the tide of the Syrian conflict in Assad’s favor after it deployed there in 2015, helping him recover most territory lost to insurgents. President Vladimir Putin received Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad in Moscow for the first time since 2015 on Monday and criticized foreign forces that […]