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PLAYING THE RACE CARD

PLAYING THE RACE CARD

A Black disgruntled ex-employee of a TV station exacts revenge by killing two White journalists on live TV, then blames racism, homophobia, and bullying for the murders before killing himself. COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS MONETA, VA.  – On Wednesday morning, as southwestern Virginia television viewers watched on live TV, a WDBJ-TV reporter and […]

2015-16 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON

2015-16 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON

It’s about that time! Bethune-Cookman University and Florida A&M University both play their first football games of the season on Sept. 5 against the University of Miami and the University of South Florida, respectively. The annual Florida Classic showdown between BCU’s Marching Wildcats and FAMU’s Marching ‘100,’ goes down in Orlando on Nov. 21. (KIM […]

Gay couples argue for inclusion on birth certificates

Gay couples argue for inclusion on birth certificates

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Saying Florida can’t choose among the “constellation of benefits” available to same-sex couples, attorneys this week filed a document asking a federal judge to require the state to allow married gay couples to put both parents’ names on children’s birth certificates. The document, filed Monday by Attorney William Sheppard and […]

Here come the judges

Here come the judges

Panel to decide voting districts BY GEORGE E. CURRY NNPA NEWS WIRE WASHINGTON – After the Republican-dominated Florida Legislature failed to redraw Rep. Corrine Brown’s congressional district and seven others that had been gerrymandered to favor Republicans, a three-judge federal panel was named Tuesday to do the job for them. Brown, a member of the […]

US train heroes get French medals

US train heroes get French medals

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE French President Francois Hollande awarded three Americans credited with stopping a possible terror attack on a high-speed train with France’s highest honor Monday morning. At a ceremony at the Elysee Palace, Hollande pinned the French Legion of Honor medals to childhood friends Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler as well as […]

Ferguson court makes changes, hopes to build trust with Blacks

Ferguson court makes changes, hopes to build trust with Blacks

BY JAMES QUEALLY LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The Missouri city of Ferguson, blasted months ago in a Department of Justice report for engaging in institutional racism, has announced a slew of changes aimed at easing stiff repercussions for residents accused of minor crimes and traffic violations. Newly appointed Municipal Judge Donald McCullin said Monday that he […]

President’s disapproval rate high in Florida on job, Iran deal

President’s disapproval rate high in Florida on job, Iran deal

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A majority of Florida voters don’t like the way President Barack Obama is handling his job – and even more oppose a proposed nuclear deal with Iran, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday. The poll indicates that 41 percent of Florida voters approve of the way Obama is […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 266

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 266

A Negro with a legal gun – Vester Lee Flanagan II, age 41, left a slew of federal racism complaints, lawsuits, excuses, and a long-winded manifesto as his justification for murdering two White journalists who, as best as can be determined at this writing, had little or nothing to do with his termination. This was […]

Ten years later, some in New Orleans still suffer

Ten years later, some in New Orleans still suffer

BILL QUIGLEY TRICE EDNEY NEWSWIRE When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, the nation saw tens of thousands of people left behind in New Orleans.  Ten years later, it looks like the same people in New Orleans have been left behind again. The population of New Orleans is noticeably smaller and noticeably […]

Katrina in the White imagination

Katrina in the White imagination

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Louisiana, and the entire Gulf coast. More than 1,800 people died. Thousands more were permanently displaced. In the years since, that city regained only two-thirds of its pre-hurricane population. But this tragedy for multitudes was a gift to powerful people who wanted to turn New Orleans […]

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