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Retiring Florida Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry gives a history lesson as he looks toward the future. FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry will retire this week and be replaced by C. Alan Lawson, who has served as chief judge of the 5th District Court […]

Obama says he could have beaten Trump

Obama says he could have beaten Trump

BY TRACY WILKINSON TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says he could have defeated Donald Trump in last month’s election by recapturing the same “vision of hope” that twice carried him to the presidency. Obama also was mildly critical of the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, saying her campaign didn’t do enough […]

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

Top 10 stories and Kwanzaa Nine years ago, the Florida Courier listed its Top 10 stories for the year and recognized Kwanzaa ceremonies happening around the state.

50 years of Kwanzaa

50 years of Kwanzaa

Celebrations promote pride, culture BALTIMORE – This time of year, 14-year-old Amir Ralph is all about Kwanzaa. He embraces the celebration of African culture, which is marking its 50th anniversary this year, and works tirelessly to spread the word about the holiday, visiting schools and communities throughout Baltimore. He and his mother, Tiffany, will be […]

Undocumented immigrants face deportation for minor crimes

Undocumented immigrants face deportation for minor crimes

BY TERESA WILTZ STATELINE.ORG TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Last December, Mayra Machado was pulled over for a routine traffic stop in Arkansas. She had an unpaid ticket for failing to yield. And as a teenager, she’d spent four months in boot camp for writing bad checks. Now 31, the single mother of three, who is an […]

Professor under fire for ‘White Genocide’ Twitter post

Professor under fire for ‘White Genocide’ Twitter post

BY JONATHAN TANNENWALD PHILADELPHIA INQUIRE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PHILADELPHIA – Drexel University officials had a quiet holiday weekend loudly interrupted Sunday night, after a professor took to Twitter to let loose some extreme views. “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide,” associate professor of politics and global studies George Ciccariello-Maher posted Christmas Eve. He […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 290

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 290

The year 2016, an annus horribilis – That’s Latin for a “horrible year.” It’s what Queen Elizabeth II called the year 1992 when both her princely sons divorced their princesses and her main residence, Windsor Castle, almost burned to the ground. Seems that 2016 was also an annus horribilis with so many deaths, both personal […]

We must find the greatness in ourselves

We must find the greatness in ourselves

In 2016, we lost a lot of great people when they took their final journey to The Land of Plenty! One loss that had a tremendous impact on me came when we lost the GOAT! The GOAT was the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali! Ali was a tremendous prizefighter. Ali is regarded as one […]

Syria, Russia and American desperation

Syria, Russia and American desperation

It is no coincidence that anti-Russian propaganda is being ramped up at the same moment the Syrian government is poised to retake its country from terrorists. Barack Obama and the rest of the war party are left to sputter nonsensical statements because their grand plan to realize the neocon Project for a New American Century […]

Democrats and media have lost America’s trust

Democrats and media have lost America’s trust

CLARENCE V. MCKEE, ESQ. GUEST COMMENTARY In many ways, the election was a referendum on the mainstream media and the Democratic Party. Both got clobbered. Most objective observers have to admit that the Democratic Party and its mainstream friends live in a closed bubble and mutual admiration society. They also have something else in common. […]

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