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Emanuel A.M.E. and the buoyancy of hope

Emanuel A.M.E. and the buoyancy of hope

Once again, American society has been wounded by the dangerous forces of hatred and violence that have always shadowed the gleaming idealism of the American Creed. As usual when the mask of American innocence slips, the crowd that loves to glibly boast of “American exceptionalism” ran for cover. Fox News propagandists led the way in […]

Return to Selma: Voting rights march set for Aug. 1

Return to Selma: Voting rights march set for Aug. 1

NAACP, other groups to participate in ‘America’s Journey for Justice March’ BY ZENITHA PRINCE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE With the Lincoln Memorial towering behind him, NAACP President and CEO Cornell Brooks, joined by leaders of a broad coalition of partners, announced “America’s Journey for Justice,” a historic march across the country to focus national attention […]

University of Virginia student reflects on arrest and goals

University of Virginia student reflects on arrest and goals

Charges dropped against Martese Johnson, injured by officers outside pub BY JOEY MATTHEWS TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Martese Johnson still has two scars on his forehead and one under his left eye. The rising fourth-year University of Virginia honors student also bears deep emotional wounds, for which he has undergone counseling. The scars are reminders […]

Florida’s Finest – Meet Viola & Marc

Florida’s Finest – Meet Viola & Marc

Viola Vantise is a graduate of Florida A&M’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of an online news and entertainment site- Viola’s Tea, which provides the latest information on entertainment, beauty, gossip, news and politics. She has also landed interviews with top stars Meagan Good and BET Networks’ ‘The […]

FLAG ISN’T ONLY REMINDER OF RACIST PAST

FLAG ISN’T ONLY REMINDER OF RACIST PAST

South Carolina’s history includes a revered former governor who hated, prosecuted Blacks. COMPILED BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Just yards from the place where the controversial Confederate flag waves at South Carolina’s Stat House in Columbia is an 8-foot bronze statute of a once-political giant in the state who was respected and revered by White supremacists. […]

Emanuel A.M.E.’s founding member died seeking liberation for slaves

Emanuel A.M.E.’s founding member died seeking liberation for slaves

BY D.L. CHANDLER BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM The Mother Emanuel A.M.E. shooting tragedy in Charleston, S.C. was another in a long line of racially fueled violence throughout history aimed at the Black church. Denmark Vesey, a former slave and organizer of a failed slave revolt in 1822, was a founding member of the church and his connection to […]

Hart, LL Cool J and Morgan to get Hollywood stars

Hart, LL Cool J and Morgan to get Hollywood stars

EURWEB.COM Kevin Hart’s star continues to rise – and will soon become set in stone. The comedian joins Tracy Morgan and LL Cool J among the next round of inductees that will receive stars next year on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Class of 2016 includes Bradley Cooper, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Keaton Steve Carell […]

Tyler joining CBS’ ‘Criminal Minds’

Tyler joining CBS’ ‘Criminal Minds’

EURWEB.COM Aisha Tyler is moving from CBS Daytime to CBS Prime Time. The co-host of “The Talk” joins the cast of “Criminal Minds” for its upcoming season 11 in a recurring role, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Tyler will play Dr. Tara Lewis, a forensic psychologist who impresses Hotch (Thomas Gibson) during an investigation. She will fill […]

‘No Sleeep’ for Janet

‘No Sleeep’ for Janet

EURWEB.COM After announcing an upcoming album and tour earlier this year, Janet Jackson has just whet our appetites with a new song. “No Sleeep” – yes, with three “e’s” – is her latest single, and her first new song in seven years. The last studio album the six-time Grammy winner released was 2008’s “Discipline,” followed by her […]

Obese Americans now outnumber those who are merely overweight

Obese Americans now outnumber those who are merely overweight

Study shows Blacks with highest rates of obesity among women and men BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Americans have reached a weighty milestone: Adults who are obese now outnumber those who are merely overweight, according to a new report in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. A tally by researchers from Washington University School of […]