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Just how blind will Black America be?

Just how blind will Black America be?

The late musician Gil Scott-Heron once asked, “Just how blind will America be?  The world is on the edge of its seat; defeat on the horizon, very surprisin’, that we all can see the plot and claim that we cannot.  Just how blind, America?” Today, 40 years later, we ask, “Just how blind will Black […]

Is Barack Obama ‘The Reluctant President’?

Is Barack Obama ‘The Reluctant President’?

Whether “The Reluctant President” title will stick to the legacy of Barack Hussein Obama will be determined in decades to come. The troubling aspect of his presidency thus far is his inability to take responsibility and seek the truth, no matter what it may be. He never would be a subject character in President John […]

Don’t fall for holiday buying hype

Don’t fall for holiday buying hype

The term “Black Friday” does not refer to Black people, but to the Friday after Thanksgiving when retailers can forecast whether they will end the year “in the black.” Sellers have become far more aggressive in trying to separate consumers from their dollars because they depend on fourth-quarter sales to make a profit. Don’t fall […]

The Paris attacks and the ‘White Lives Matter’ movement

The Paris attacks and the ‘White Lives Matter’ movement

AJAMU BARAKA BLACK AGENDA REPORT I received a message from one of my friends in Lebanon who asked with feigned curiosity why the U.S. media only gave a passing reference to the bombing in Beirut before turning to nonstop coverage of the attacks in Paris. Of course, like many of us she already knew the […]

The ugly truths America must face

The ugly truths America must face

On November 14, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia announced the university will rename two buildings on campus named for two 19th century Georgetown University presidents: Thomas F. Mulledy, who in 1838 arranged the sale of 272 slaves from Jesuit-owned Maryland plantations and used the profit to pay Georgetown’s construction debts, and William McSherry, who […]

Bombing ISIS is violent self-gratification

Bombing ISIS is violent self-gratification

As written online in the Daily Beast on Nov. 17: “No doubt Russia needed to retaliate after ISIS blew up a Russian plane, killing 224. No doubt France needed to do the same after ISIS terrorized Paris, killing 129. “The problem is that both Russia and France have retaliated in a manner that will do […]

Giving thanks for life after death row

Giving thanks for life after death row

How Southern Poverty Law Center helped ‘Tarboro Three’ escape gas chamber TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE They were sentenced to die in 1973 for a rape they didn’t commit but found freedom after the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and its co-founder, Morris Dees, took on the racially charged North Carolina case. Jesse Walston sounds like […]

Florida’s Finest – NOVEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 3, 2015

Florida’s Finest – NOVEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 3, 2015

These masqueraders participated in the Seventh Annual Miami Broward One Carnival’s Parade of the Bands at the Dade County Fairgrounds on Oct. 11. The Florida Courier staff selected them as this week’s Florida’s Finest – for obvious reasons. (PHOTOS BY CHARLES W. CHERRY II / FLORIDA COURIER)

THE FLORIDA CLASSIC

THE FLORIDA CLASSIC

Bragging rights again for B-CU Wildcats trounce Rattlers in game that brings together rivals, friends, families BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Neither threat of rain nor traffic jams could keep Florida Classic fans away from this year’s showdown between the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats and Florida A&M University. After all, this is more than a football game, […]

‘A Moment of Silence’ for Sister Souljah

‘A Moment of Silence’ for Sister Souljah

Author, activist, rapper releases third novel in ‘Midnight’ series BY AMY REYES MIAMI HERALD (TNS) As national outrage about police brutality and bias in the criminal justice system against African-Americans has reached a crescendo, Sister Souljah’s latest novel, “A Moment of Silence” (Atria/Emily Bestler Books, $27.99), drops her character Midnight right in the middle of […]