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SUDDEN DEATH

SUDDEN DEATH

An argument over rent. A knife. A gun. Two murders, one suicide, one critical injury – and a network of grief-stricken relatives and friends. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER DAYTONA BEACH – The initial Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) homicide report clinically describes a horrific scene devoid of descriptive details. “On September 17, 2015…officers from […]

POPE FRANCIS VISITS AMERICA

POPE FRANCIS VISITS AMERICA

Welcome to the White House Pope Francis waves to the crowd from a White House balcony as President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama look on during a welcome ceremony on Wednesday. The pope is making his first trip to the United States on a five-day tour that includes Washington, New York City and Philadelphia. […]

Nielsen tells ‘the untold story’

Nielsen tells ‘the untold story’

Latest report highlights Black consumer behavior TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE WASHINGTON – Nielsen, a global performance measurement company, released its latest report on the Black consumer market entitled, “Increasingly Affluent, Educated and Diverse – African-American Consumers: The Untold Story.” The report was released at a press conference during last week’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.’s […]

Williams seeks legal change to accommodate gay marriage

Williams seeks legal change to accommodate gay marriage

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – With the U.S. Supreme Court ensuring that same-sex marriage is legal, a House Democrat has filed a bill to revamp part of Florida law that sets requirements for issuing marriage licenses. The bill, filed this week by Rep. Alan Williams, D-Tallahassee, would eliminate one part of law that […]

FAMU settles wrongful death suit with drum major’s family

FAMU settles wrongful death suit with drum major’s family

Champion’s parents get settlement and apology in 2011 hazing death FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Florida A&M University (FAMU) has settled a lawsuit with the family of Robert Champion over the hazing death of the “Marching 100’’ drum major in 2011. Announced on Sept. 18 by FAMU spokeswoman Lisa Brock, the settlement includes $1.1 million […]

Prosecutors: Arrests show improved response to sex trafficking

Prosecutors: Arrests show improved response to sex trafficking

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The announcement Monday of 21 arrests following a two-year investigation into a Central Florida sex-trafficking and drug ring shows an improved response to forced prostitution, say the state’s top prosecutors. The wide-ranging investigation brought about the rescue of eight trafficking victims, including a juvenile, and […]

Folks in the congregations are suffering and smiling

Folks in the congregations are suffering and smiling

One of my favorite musical songs is called “Suffering and Smiling” by the great Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti. It talks about how many religious leaders enjoy life on earth in a much better fashion than their followers do. The leaders can enjoy life now, while the members of their flock oftentimes have to wait until […]

Beware of anti-Russian propaganda

Beware of anti-Russian propaganda

While the United States has repeated and very publicly stated its intention to bring down the Assad government in Syria, the Russian Federation has declared its intention to protect it. Russia uses air space over Iran and Iraq as a route to send equipment and advisers to Syria. Both nations have given permission for these […]

Blacks missing from political circus

Blacks missing from political circus

Here is something to think about as we watch the political circus that is currently dominating the news. Black people are nowhere to be found in the real action, nowhere to be found in determining the candidates from which we will eventually choose to compete for the presidency, and nowhere to be found in the […]

Black families crushed by prison, death

Black families crushed by prison, death

The Brookings Institution, an establishment thinktank in Washington, D.C., commissioned researchers to answer the question: Is there a shortage of marriageable men in the United States? Black women have long claimed that there is a shortage of potential Black husbands. The Brookings study shows that they were right.  It is more difficult for Black women […]

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