Classic songstress delves into the culture war for her new release . . .
Grio: Mariah Carey Angers White Fans After Showing Support For Colin Kaepernick
Rolling Stone: Mariah Carey Made Her Best Album of the Decade by Taking Back Control
The Root: Mariah Carey Posts Pic With Kaepernick—and Social Media Promptly Forgets She's Black
Closer to home, here are the news links worth a peek tonight:
Another Kind Of KCI Panic
BOSTON (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration says smoke pouring from a suitcase caused a temporary disruption at Boston's Logan International Airport over the holiday weekend. The agency in a statement Wednesday said the checked baggage screening area was evacuated for 49 minutes on Saturday morning to allow authorities, including the state police bomb squad, to investigate.
Connected Until Acquisition
Kansas City Mayor Sly James emphasized the importance of education in helping Sprint announce a doubling of its program to bring free home internet service to disconnected students.
Local Route Redux
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- The U.S. Highway 69/18th Street Expressway bridge over the Kansas River will open to traffic Friday afternoon after months of repair work. The Kansas Department of Transportation says drivers should not expect to drive on it until noon.
KCMO Water Dept. Hate Waldo
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Imagine turning on your faucet, only to learn the water's shut off. Businesses and homeowners in Waldo say it happened to them with little to no warning. Business is back to normal at Bier Station in Waldo after an unpleasant surprise right before the lunch rush Wednesday.
Golden Ghetto Needs Help
The Johnson County Christmas Bureau is in desperate need of your help - they're running low on canned vegetable donations. The non-profit collects donations to provide groceries, personal care items, holiday gifts, warm clothes and more for families in need around the holidays.
Doggie Good News
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) --Thanks to the hard work of some social media sleuths, a dog is back with his family after going missing more than two years ago. 9-year-old Bono went missing more than two years ago. "I let him out to use the restroom and I went back to get him and couldn't find him," said Theodore Armstrong, owns dog.
Kansas City Artsy Survivor
Artist and pastor Dylan Mortimer had just moved with his family from Kansas City to Brooklyn, New York, for an adventure the last time he spoke to KCUR. Mortimer, who was born with cystic fibrosis, said he had never had so much freedom of movement.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .