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US anxiety levels climb fastest in the world

BY TIM JOHNSON MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU /TNS WASHINGTON – Anxiety levels of Americans over matters such…

A ceremony for controversial education bill

Virtually the entire education establishment, as well as some parents’ groups, had urged Scott to veto…

Christian school appeals football prayer ruling

Christian school appeals football prayer ruling BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE –…

SpaceX launch now expected Monday

BY MARCO SANTANA ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – For the second time this month, a first-ever launch…

Fight begins about state supreme court appointments

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The battle over the future makeup…

Scott under pressure

Both sides weigh in on school bill BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE…

‘A new reality’ for first responders

Officers, firefighters adapt to modern threats after Pulse tragedy in Orlando BY CAITLIN DOORNBOS ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS…

UF researcher to work in Nigeria as Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow

GAINESVILLE — Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D., a professor of pharmacotherapy and translational research in the University of…

A home for Marquele

One Church One Child of Florida is reaching out to families and individuals in communities across…

Supreme Court schedules Ayala arguments

COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASEE – The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments June…

Governor signs Dozier, BP settlement bills into law

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A measure that calls for creating…

Documentary explores Tampa Black business district, 1967 riot

FROM STAFF REPORTS A documentary titled “Tampa Technique: Rise, Demise, and Remembrance of Central Avenue’’ analyzes…

Shooter kills 5 at business near Orlando

BY DAVID HARRIS AND MICHAEL WILLIAMS ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO — Five employees were killed in a…

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I’ll tell you again why Democrats don’t win

I’ll tell you again why Democrats don’t win Democrats still don’t get it. Perhaps they never will! Recently, Democratic candidates for Congress had an excellent opportunity to win House seats in South Carolina and Georgia. They came close, but lost both contests. Close counts…

A ‘Love Supreme,’ father to son

A ‘Love Supreme,’ father to son This is a rough world to raise a child. For a Black man to raise a Black son, the odds may be stacked against you. For a Black woman to raise a Black son, the odds…

Trump turns his back on a future with Cuba

Trump turns his back on a future with Cuba In his perverse fixation on overturning all things Barack Obama, President Donald Trump now turns his attention to Cuba, the island located 90 miles off our shore. The president traveled to Florida to announce that he…

‘Berniecrats’ purposefully ignore war, US empire

‘Berniecrats’ purposefully ignore war, US empire Last week, the National Nurses Union staged the second Peoples Summit in Chicago. It’s the yearly meeting of the Bernie Sanders “Berniecrat” faction of the Democratic Party. They brought in about 4,000 of their own picked…

The body count in the war against Black America increases

The body count in the war against Black America increases AJAMU BARAKA BLACK AGENDA REPORT Before we can even process the acquittal of the murders of Philando Castile, we hear about another murder of a Black person by the police occupation forces. This time the victim, Charleena Lyles,…

The left’s violent rhetoric was called out

The left’s violent rhetoric was called out “Someone is going to get hurt – or worse.” I wrote those words in a February column entitled “Democrats’ Rhetoric Risks Violence.”  Five people got hurt last week when one of the left’s shock troops, James…

Trump’s a STUPID hypocrite regarding human rights

Trump’s a STUPID hypocrite regarding human rights Complaining about President Trump’s hypocrisy is rather like complaining about a prostitute’s promiscuity. Except that consequences from Trump’s hypocrisy could destroy a country, or even the whole world. That said, Trump’s “America-First” policy towards Cuba amounts…

Let me tell you about the White House ‘Cat House’

Let me tell you about the White House ‘Cat House’ When some men want to lie and cheat they go to a “cat house.” A cat house is a good place to get freaky, grind and tap some behinds! Historically, international cat houses have been the…

Political, media elites enable Griffin, Maher

Political, media elites enable Griffin, Maher British Prime Minister Theresa May said after the recent London terrorist attacks that there was “too much tolerance of extremism in our country.” It’s too bad someone in America’s political, religious, and media leadership won’t say…

Blacks, progressives under the Democrats’ bus

Blacks, progressives under the Democrats’ bus Democratic Party leaders are up to their old tricks. They have lost at every level of government across the country because they fail to give voters reasons to support them. This seemingly inexplicable behavior is quite…

Winfrey talks about her new films, her insecurities

Winfrey talks about her new films, her insecurities BY GLENN WHIPP LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey guides you into her office and, after a welcoming hug (Winfrey’s a hugger, but you probably already knew that), she immediately anticipates where your eye…

DENEE BENTON / TONY AWARD NOMINEE

DENEE BENTON / TONY AWARD NOMINEE Dreams can come true Orlando’s Denee Benton and her parents, Derryl and Jackie Benton, celebrated Denee’s nomination for 2017’s Best Actress in a Broadway show at the Tony Awards show in New York City on June 11.…

Biopic about Tupac debuts June 16

Biopic about Tupac debuts June 16 BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF “All Eyez on Me’’ tells the story of the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist. It also chronicles his…

Torry defends support of Cosby

Torry defends support of Cosby BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM Comedian and actor Joe Torry showed up to court last week with the embattled legendary entertainer Bill Cosby at his sexual assault trial in a showing of support. The “Tom Joyner Morning Show’’ talked exclusively…

Bill Withers to receive Heroes and Legends honor

Bill Withers to receive Heroes and Legends honor EURWEB.COM Grammy-winning recording artist Bill Withers will be honored with a HAL Icon Award at the 28th annual Tribute to Heroes and Legends on Sept. 24. The exclusive, black-tie event honors achievement in television, film and…

Maher’s guests since racial slur include Ice Cube, Dyson

Maher’s guests since racial slur include Ice Cube, Dyson BY LIBBY HILL LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Bill Maher continues to be embroiled in controversy after his use of a racial slur last week, and Ice Cube is prepared to give him some “Real Talk” about it.…

Berry’s final studio album comes out this month

Berry’s final studio album comes out this month BY RANDALL ROBERTS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Rock ’n’ roll icon Chuck Berry, who died in March at age 90, left behind a legacy that includes seminal American songs, including “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Maybellene” and “Brown-Eyed Handsome…

Grande to hold benefit concert in Manchester

Grande to hold benefit concert in Manchester BY CHRISTIE D’ZURILLA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Ariana Grande has announced her intention to return to the “incredibly brave city of Manchester” to spend time with fans and play a benefit concert to assist victims of the…

Liberty City music fest to focus on ceasing gun violence

Liberty City music fest to focus on ceasing gun violence South Florida hip-hop radio personality “Papa Keith’’ in conjunction with 103.5 The Beat and City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon will present “People Matter Fest,” a day celebrating life, unity, music and non-violence in Liberty City.…

Freddie Jackson releases single; album on the way

Freddie Jackson releases single; album on the way BY DON SAINT JAMES EURWEB.COM Since 1985, singer and recording artist Freddie Jackson has been synonymous with excellence in R&B and contemporary adult music. His portfolio of chart-topping songs includes “You Are My Lady,” “He’ll Never…

US anxiety levels climb fastest in the world

US anxiety levels climb fastest in the world BY TIM JOHNSON MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU /TNS WASHINGTON – Anxiety levels of Americans over matters such as war, terrorism, hacking and identity theft have spiked in recent years, a survey released Tuesday said. Concerns about war…

Cop’s acquittal widens police-community divide

Cop’s acquittal widens police-community divide Anger, sense of betrayal after verdict in Castile shooting death BY CHAO XIONG AND RANDY FURST STAR TRIBUNE/TNS For Black Minnesotans, the acquittal of Jeronimo Yanez in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile was the latest…

Supreme Court to decide on partisan gerrymandering

Supreme Court to decide on partisan gerrymandering Wisconsin’s Republican leaders drew a statewide map that allowed the GOP to retain a super-majority in the state Assembly even in years when most of the voters cast ballots for Democrats. BY DAVID G. SAVAGE TRIBUNE…

Understanding Ramadan

Understanding Ramadan The month of fasting brings Muslims closer to God and family BY ERIN HEGARTY CHICAGO TRIBUNE/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Not one bite of food or sip of water from sunup to sundown. No…

Russia ‘collusion’ probe distracting from Black issues

Russia ‘collusion’ probe distracting from Black issues That’s the sentiment of African-Americans who want to see focus on quality health care and employment. BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE During former FBI Director Jim Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee…

‘AMERICA’S DAD’ ON TRIAL

‘AMERICA’S DAD’ ON TRIAL Bill Cosby’s lawyer grills accuser about details of alleged attack as ‘Dr. Cliff Huxtable’ tries to avoid jail. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS NORRISTOWN, PA. – In the nearly three years since women began stepping forward en…

Supreme Court schedules Ayala arguments

Supreme Court schedules Ayala arguments COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASEE – The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments June 28 in a battle about whether Gov. Rick Scott had the legal authority to transfer death-penalty cases from Orlando-area State…

2017 NBA FINALS

2017 NBA FINALS Winning at home Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson fouls Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (formerly of the Miami Heat) in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors won both their home games as the series travels…

Crowdfunding for racists

Crowdfunding for racists Neo-Nazi gears up to fight lawsuit BY MATT PEARCE LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS LOS ANGELES – A neo-Nazi blogger has been promised donations of more than $150,000 for his legal defense after the Southern Poverty…

Black organizations slam Trump budget

Black organizations slam Trump budget The proposed includes extreme cuts in spending in education, food stamps, Medicaid, access to student loans, nutritional assistance, small business and the environment. BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE President Donald Trump has unveiled…

Thousands of Ghanaians in US facing deportation

Thousands of Ghanaians in US facing deportation West African residents who escaped Ebola fear return to nothing TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE/ GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK Ghanaians who have overstayed their U.S. visas are facing a new Trump Administration push to deport hundreds or thousands…

African leaders overlooked at G7 summit

African leaders overlooked at G7 summit Presidents complain of lack of opportunity to discuss countries’ pressing issues TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE/ GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK African leaders invited to the summit of seven developed countries looked on in frustration and dismay as the…

India bans sale of cows for slaughter

India bans sale of cows for slaughter BY PARTH M.N. AND SHASHANK BENGALI LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS MUMBAI, India – The Indian government has issued a nationwide ban on selling cattle for slaughter, the toughest measure yet imposed to protect cows, an animal that…

Grande to hold benefit concert in Manchester

Grande to hold benefit concert in Manchester BY CHRISTIE D’ZURILLA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Ariana Grande has announced her intention to return to the “incredibly brave city of Manchester” to spend time with fans and play a benefit concert to assist victims of the…

Boko Haram frees 82 kidnapped schoolgirls

Boko Haram frees 82 kidnapped schoolgirls GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK Boko Haram militants who used kidnappings, bombings and the torching of whole villages during an eight-year insurgency in northern Nigeria last week released 82 of nearly 300 schoolgirls taken in a brazen late-night…

Mexico second to Syria in global armed conflicts

Mexico second to Syria in global armed conflicts TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE LONDON – The battle between criminal gangs and Mexican government forces made the country second only to Syria for deaths in armed conflict last year, a London-based think tank has reported. Some 23,000…

TPS termination for Haitians recommended

TPS termination for Haitians recommended Thousands could be sent home if Trump agency has its way BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – The Trump administration is recommending sending tens of thousands of Haitians back to their homeland because it believes…

CUBA gets a little cheaper

CUBA gets a little cheaper Hotel costs are scheduled to drop for the spring and summer seasons BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MIAMI HERALD/TNS American travelers checking into Cuban hotels and dining at Havana’s more upscale private restaurants since the U.S. rapprochement with…

Trump’s policy on Africa still a mystery

Trump’s policy on Africa still a mystery No clues yet about policy but theories abound diplomatic recognition, funding TRICE EDNEY WIRE/ GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK If U.S. President Donald Trump has an Africa policy in the works, he’s keeping the details close to his…

Haiti song about ‘sugar babies’ and ‘papas’ becomes social commentary

Haiti song about ‘sugar babies’ and ‘papas’ becomes social commentary BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD/TNS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The catchy song with the frenetic beat airs the dirty secret that everyone knows but no one talks about: “The brother is shacking up with mademoiselle but mademoiselle…

Fight begins about state supreme court appointments

Fight begins about state supreme court appointments

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The battle over the future makeup of the…

Scott under pressure

Scott under pressure

Both sides weigh in on school bill BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – With…

Winfrey talks about her new films, her insecurities

Winfrey talks about her new films, her insecurities

BY GLENN WHIPP LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey guides you into her office and, after…

Biopic about Tupac debuts June 16

Biopic about Tupac debuts June 16

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF “All Eyez on Me’’ tells the story of the life and legacy of Tupac…