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Christian terrorists and the mark of Cain

Christian terrorists and the mark of Cain

OSCAR H. BLAYTON GEORGE CURRY MEDIA COLUMNIST Not all Christians are bigots and not all bigots are Christians, but the nonsense that is spewing from the mouths of many Christians in recent months has more than a few thoughtful people scratching their heads. A White man walked into a Colorado Planned Parenthood health facility on […]

Stop looking for what we already have

Stop looking for what we already have

Seeking internal – instead of external – relief and relying on our own resources is the practical way to solve most of our problems. This passage from Dr. Amos Wilson’s book, “Afrikan-Centered Consciousness vs. the New World Order” illustrates my point: “Myopia is a deficiency of the eye, the inability to see clearly at a […]

The underbelly of America’s ‘exceptionalism’

The underbelly of America’s ‘exceptionalism’

The horrific killing sprees at the Planned Parenthood office in Colorado Springs, Colo. and at a health department holiday party in San Bernardino, Calif. underscore the fact that there’s a poisonous spirit gouging deep trenches in the surface of American society now. It has many causes and shows itself in numerous ways. But its most […]

New gun control measures coming from Obama

New gun control measures coming from Obama

President plans to issue executive order requiring background checks by sellers of firearms BY PAUL BARRETT BLOOMBERG NEWS (TNS) NEW YORK — The next shoe to drop on gun control may come by mid-January, when President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order requiring everyone “in the business” of selling firearms to perform […]

Florida’s Finest – January 1, 2016

Florida’s Finest – January 1, 2016

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

YEAR IN REVIEW

YEAR IN REVIEW

At the top of their game in 2015 From the students at the University of Missouri to the Black women at the Emmys, these people gave us plenty to talk and tweet about last year. BY AKILAH GREEN THE ROOT In  2015, Black Twitter continued to slay with brilliance like #AskRachel and #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies, President Obama […]

The impact of ‘Waiting to Exhale’

The impact of ‘Waiting to Exhale’

The movie, which was released 20 years ago, showed the power of Black actresses and led to other successful movies with ethnic casts. BY SUSAN KING LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) It was an unlikely hit — a comedy-drama about four African-American female friends dealing with issues of romance, careers and fulfillment. But when “Waiting to […]

New Orleans votes to remove Confederate monuments

New Orleans votes to remove Confederate monuments

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE After several hours of heated debate, the New Orleans City Council has voted 6-1 to declare four Confederate-era monuments a nuisance, paving the way for their removal from prominent locations around the city. The lone dissenting vote Dec. 17 was cast by Councilwoman Stacy Head. No timetable has been set for […]

Strange fruit? Critic says tree at plaza honoring Black busineswoman evokes lynching image

Strange fruit? Critic says tree at plaza honoring Black busineswoman evokes lynching image

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The fight over a tree in the immediate vicinity of a planned Maggie L. Walker plaza is raging in Richmond, Va. Gary L. Flowers, a Richmond native and national political and civil rights operative living in Jackson Ward, has jumped into the fray with a petition drive opposing the live oak […]

Don’t like the gift card you got for Christmas? Trade it

Don’t like the gift card you got for Christmas? Trade it

BY KAVITA KUMAR STAR TRIBUNE (TNS) Gift cards are one of the safest bets when it comes to holiday gifts, but they are not always surefire. Maybe your grandma forgot you’re a vegetarian and gave you a gift card to Omaha Steaks. Or perhaps you don’t have an urgent need for more yoga pants so […]