Friendships

FILE - Writer/director Michael Angelo Covino, left, and actor Kyle Marvin pose during a portrait session to promote their film "The Climb" at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, on May 18, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
November 11, 2020 - 8:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — “The Climb” is a portrait of a male friendship told in single-shot chapters with cataclysmic happenings — marriage, death, children — in between. With each lurch forward, we have to get our bearings for where Mike (Michael Angelo Covino) and Kyle (Kyle Marvin) are now. Are they...
Read More
Questlove arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The founder of the hip-hop group The Roots wants to find the woman who bought a turntable and records for him when he was 5. He posted about his quest on social media over the weekend. He wrote that he was in Portland, Maine, in 1976 when he made friends with a stranger. He said he knew talking to strangers was a no-no but says “my instincts paid off.” Now he's hoping to find Ellie. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
October 26, 2020 - 4:12 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ahmir Thompson, founder of The Roots and drummer for the “Tonight Show” band, wants to find the kind stranger who bought him a turntable and several records at the tender age of 5. Thompson — better known as Questlove — posted on social media that he was traveling with his...
Read More
Nigerian American lifestyle blogger Nifesimi Akingbe stands outside her home in Randallstown, Md., near Baltimore, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Akingbe has been outspoken about racial equity since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But amid the camaraderie younger Black immigrants like her feel with African Americans, they also see a generational divide in their communities. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
October 17, 2020 - 8:13 am
Inspired by the global protests against systemic racism and police brutality, Nigerian American blogger Nifesimi Akingbe donned a black shirt that read “I am Black history,” and began recording a video. Akingbe then went on to list her frustrations about racism in America and directed her message...
Read More
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo Cindy McCain, wife of former Arizona Sen. John McCain, waves to the crowd after being acknowledged by Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey during his State of the State address on the opening day of the legislative session at the Capitol in Phoenix. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden said Sept. 22 that Cindy McCain plans to endorse him for president. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
September 22, 2020 - 7:34 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Cindy McCain endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president Tuesday in a rebuke of President Donald Trump by the widow of the GOP's 2008 nominee. Trump has had a fraught relationship with members of John McCain's family since he disparaged the Arizona senator during his 2016 campaign. But...
Read More
FILE - In this April 3, 1993, file photo, Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses in her office at U.S. District Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says Supreme court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)
September 20, 2020 - 2:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — She was seeing family. She was exercising. She was listening to opera. She was doing the work of the court. She even officiated at a wedding. That's how Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent the weeks before her death Friday at 87. Those who had been in touch with Ginsburg or her...
Read More
FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017, file photo Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., receives the Liberty Medal from Chair of the National Constitution Center's Board of Trustees, former Vice President Joe Biden, in Philadelphia. Cindy McCain is going to bat for Biden, lending her voice to a video set to air on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 during the Democratic National Convention programming focused on Biden’s close friendship with her late husband, Sen. John McCain. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 18, 2020 - 5:20 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Cindy McCain is going to bat for Joe Biden, lending her voice to a video set to air during Tuesday night’s Democratic National Convention programming focused on Biden’s close friendship with her late husband, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona. She’s just the latest...
Read More
Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) and Anthony Davis (3) celebrate after defeating the Denver Nuggets 124-121 during an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
August 12, 2020 - 10:15 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA players could have some family members or close friends inside the season-restart bubble with them by the end of the month. And that raises the possibility of having a real, albeit small, cheering section for some playoff games. The league detailed the policies for...
Read More
FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo, Roger Stone arrives at federal court in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
July 19, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Roger Stone, a political operative whose 40-month prison sentence was commuted this month by President Donald Trump, his longtime friend, called a Los Angeles-based Black radio host a “Negro” on the air during a contentious interview. The exchange occurred on Saturday's Mo'Kelly Show, whose host —...
Read More
This Nov. 16, 2019 photo shows an altar made by mortician and death cafe host Angela Craig-Fournes in honor of Death Cafe founder Jon Underwood, who died in 2017. (Angela Craig-Fournes via AP)
July 01, 2020 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Panic attacks, trouble breathing, relapses that have sent her to bed for 14 hours at a time: At 35, Marissa Oliver has been forced to deal with the specter of death on COVID-19′s terms, yet conversations about her illness, fear and anxiety haven’t been easy. That’s why she headed...
Read More
This image shows released by Tracy Wakeford shows Wakeford and her daughter Emilia, 2, at their home in Rockport, Maine. As the world has changed in overwhelming ways since the coronavirus era took hold, the complicated ripple effects have been well documented in terms of family life but less so with friendships. Wakeford finds it frustrating to see single friends or friends without kids posting online about entertainment options being limited. She is without daycare and admits to “snoozing” friends on Facebook whose posts sound like they're on a mini-vacation. (Randall Wakeford via AP)
April 29, 2020 - 8:56 am
A single mother hunkering down at home with a teenage daughter, Sharon Litwin sees her friends, like most people these days, only virtually. Even so, they’ve been a crucial lifeline. “Sometimes I just need to have a conversation with adults,” she says. “And sometimes I just need to cry, which I...
Read More

Pages