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‘THE FRIEND OF MY ENEMY’

‘THE FRIEND OF MY ENEMY’

‘… is my enemy.’ The shootdown of a Russian jet by Turkey complicates the fight against ISIS in Syria. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – Under pressure from politicians at home and Russian maneuvering abroad, the Obama administration moved this week to reassert leadership of the international fight against the Islamic State, a task greatly […]

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2015

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2015

Florida’s Cowboys fans finally exhale The Miami Dolphins’ Brent Grimes gets stiff-armed by Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden during last Sunday’s Cowboys victory in Miami. The win broke a seven-game losing streak and marked the return of quarterback Tony Romo. (CHARLES TRAINOR JR./MIAMI HERALD/TNS)

Kentucky governor restores ex-felons’ right to vote

Kentucky governor restores ex-felons’ right to vote

BY ELI YOKLEY CQ-ROLL CALL / TNS As Kentucky Gov. Steven L. Beshear prepares to leave office, he is attempting to leave his mark on an issue that has made his astate – and Florida – an outlier. On Tuesday, the Democratic governor issued an executive order that put in place an automatic process to […]

Five shot at BLM protest

Five shot at BLM protest

Shooters thought to be White supremacists BY KAREN ZAMORA AND LIBOR JANY STAR TRIBUNE (MINNEAPOLIS) / TNS MINNEAPOLIS – Police have arrested one of the three White men who allegedly fired into a crowd near a Black Lives Matter encampment Monday night. Authorities are weighing whether to treat the shooting of five people protesting near […]

State’s medical marijuana industry gets off the ground

State’s medical marijuana industry gets off the ground

Five organizations finally chosen to dispense products BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Nearly a year behind schedule, Florida health officials on Monday selected five “dispensing organizations” to grow, process and distribute non-euphoric medical marijuana for a select group of sick patients. But many in the industry believe that the biggest […]

Ally of FAMU president elected to chair board of trustees

Ally of FAMU president elected to chair board of trustees

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – After a turbulent period at Florida A&M University, an ally of embattled President Elmira Mangum was elected on Nov. 20 to chair the school’s Board of Trustees – and vowed to approach the job as a “molder of consensus.” Cleve Warren, chief financial officer at […]

State’s jobless rate now down to 5.1 percent

State’s jobless rate now down to 5.1 percent

Bolstered by increases in service-related jobs, Florida’s unemployment rate inched down from 5.2 percent in September to 5.1 percent in October, according to figures released Nov. 21 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. In a news release, Gov. Rick Scott focused on the creation of 36,600 private-sector jobs across the state during the month. […]

Sanford officer fired after singing about killing

Sanford officer fired after singing about killing

BY HENRY PIERSON CURTIS ORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS) Police Officer Andrew Ricks ended his career in Sanford by taking the stage this month and singing “Let the Killing Begin” in full uniform while backed up by Vital Remains, a death metal band. Ricks already had notified the city of his intention to resign, but Police Chief […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 270

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 270

ISIS – I watch Al Jazeera America news for a different international viewpoint. Their analysts speak about how conditions in Europe radicalize Muslim youth: high unemployment in slum-ridden, violent neighborhoods, poor schools, cultural alienation, fear, racism. They become easy prey for radical Islamic terrorist recruiters, despite being raised in hard-working, two-parent immigrant households. Change “Muslim” […]

Can America be blamed for terrorism?

Can America be blamed for terrorism?

Are America’s and other Western countries’ imperialist warmongers to blame for the current rise in terrorism? Perhaps they are! So-called ISIS terrorists rose in stature when the leaders of Western nations began to use ”verbal terrorism” when describing the leaders of Syria and Iraq. Any leader, foreign or domestic, that disagreed with the goals and […]

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