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Congressional candidates put campaigning on hold

Focus for Demings, Thompson and others has been on Orlando tragedy BY SIMONE PATHÉ CQ-ROLL CALL/TNS…

Questions focus on gay rights around the globe

While progress has been made in the US, human rights advocates point out how sexual orientation…

Onyx to honor Joyner, Starr at June 25 awards program in Orlando

Onyx Magazine will present its 2th Annual Onyx Awards presented by LBS Foundation on June 25…

Security to tighten against ‘homegrown’ threats

BY BRIAN BENNETT TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – Travelers, sports fans and concertgoers may…

GATOR ATTACK AT WDW

Another tragedy in Orlando On Wednesday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Marine Unit recovered the body of…

Legislative fight flares up

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The mass shootings in an Orlando…

‘The guilt…is heavy’

The guilt of feeling grateful to be alive is heavy. Wanting to smile about surviving but…

Why gay men in US can’t donate blood

The FDA’s latest guidance imposes a one-year delay on donation. BY JOHN TOZZI BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS NEW…

Why the Orlando tragedy more likely to divide than unite America’s politicians

BY ANITA KUMAR AND LESLEY CLARK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Unlike other recent tragedies in…

NOT THE FIRST

Hillary Clinton is set to make history, but female leaders are nothing new in other parts…

Pressure mounts at FAMU

President may force board to act BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE –…

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

Disney ban and remembering African ancestors Nine years ago, the Florida Courier questioned how Orlando’s Walt…

Justices weigh challenge to open-carry ban

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Law-abiding Floridians should be allowed to…

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Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 278

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 278 Summertime! Hope yours is going well – all good in my family. Daughter Chayla, now 15, returned safely from a 9-day trip to Spain and is now playing in a national volleyball tourney in Orlando. Charles…

Let’s talk about parental hatred

Let’s talk about parental hatred I hope all of the mothers and fathers enjoyed their days of recognition in 2016. I feel sad and get mad when I see young people today that hate one or both of their parents! No…

‘American Tunes’ a fitting swan song for late pianist, songwriter

‘American Tunes’ a fitting swan song for late pianist, songwriter BY RANDY LEWIS LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Allen Toussaint’s email to producer Joe Henry arrived unexpectedly last fall. The message from the veteran New Orleans producer, songwriter, pianist and arranger was short and to…

Reflecting on An ICON – A life dedicated to greatness

Reflecting on An ICON –  A life dedicated to greatness The dichotomous civil rights record  of Muhammad Ali By Gregory Clay Muhammad Ali, formerly known as Cassius Clay before his Islamic conversion in 1964, in some ways, is akin to his last name — clay. That…

KEEPING HOPE ALIVE

KEEPING HOPE ALIVE As Rep. John Lewis leads House Democrats in a civil rights-style ‘sit-in,’ a bipartisan Senate group tries to find common ground on ‘no-fly list’ gun restrictions. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – Fed up with Republican…

Shut out yet again

Shut out yet again Dems still won’t utilize Black businesses BY JOSH PETERSON URBAN NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – While Democrats scramble to secure the African-American community’s support post-Barack Obama, Black contractors complain that they are not getting their fair share…

French prosecutor: Police assailant posted video during knife attack

French prosecutor: Police assailant posted video during knife attack BY JESSICA CAMILLE AQUIRRE DPA/TNS PARIS – A man suspected of killing two French police employees posted a 12-minute Facebook video and two tweets as he carried out the attack in the name of extremist group…

A ‘Black man’ dies-Muhammad Ali gone at age 74

A ‘Black man’ dies-Muhammad Ali gone at age 74 PHOENIX, ARIZ – Muhammad Ali, the heavyweight boxer who transcended his sport and redefined what it means to be a hero during a turbulent time in American history, died in a Phoenix hospital, it was announced…

Security to tighten against ‘homegrown’ threats

Security to tighten against ‘homegrown’ threats

BY BRIAN BENNETT TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – Travelers, sports fans and concertgoers may see more…

GATOR ATTACK AT WDW

GATOR ATTACK AT WDW

Another tragedy in Orlando On Wednesday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Marine Unit recovered the body of two-year-old Lane…

‘American Tunes’ a fitting swan song for late pianist, songwriter

‘American Tunes’ a fitting swan song for late pianist, songwriter

BY RANDY LEWIS LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Allen Toussaint’s email to producer Joe Henry arrived unexpectedly…

Reflecting on An ICON – A life dedicated to greatness

Reflecting on An ICON –  A life dedicated to greatness

The dichotomous civil rights record  of Muhammad Ali By Gregory Clay Muhammad Ali, formerly known as Cassius Clay…