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WE WILL DECIDE

WE WILL DECIDE

As absentee voting begins, the unexpectedly close race for the Democratic presidential nomination makes Florida’s Black vote critical for victory. by either Clinton or Sanders. BY ANTHONY MAN SUN SENTINEL / TNS FORT LAUDERDALE – When the Democratic presidential campaign hits Florida in full force, no constituency will be more critical to the outcome than […]

ETA NU CHAPTER / OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC.

ETA NU CHAPTER / OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC.

Teaching Black history Members of the fraternity’s Eta Nu chapter, located in Pompano Beach, held their educational foundation’s Third Annual Black History Festival, which included historical exhibits, health screenings, live entertainment, and a car show. Black History Month commemorations are winding down around the state.

No celebratory shooting

No celebratory shooting

Scott signs ‘backyard’ gun range bills BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Surrounded by a group of police chiefs, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a measure dubbed the “backyard range” bill, intended to restrict the recreational discharge of a firearm in certain residential areas. The proposal was one of nine […]

State’s ‘Johnny Reb’ general returning home

State’s ‘Johnny Reb’ general returning home

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith is headed to retirement. The Florida House on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that would lead to removing a statue of Smith from the National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol. Gov. Rick Scott indicated he likely will […]

Where’s the Black political money?

Where’s the Black political money?

Billions of dollars will be spent in 2016 by candidates seeking election to public offices. Believe it or not, large sums of campaign contributions will come from wealthy Black individuals, predominately Black labor organizations, Black businesses, Black students and Black voters! In more cases than not, Black contributions to political candidates don’t do a damn […]

With Bush out, Florida Republicans turning to Rubio

With Bush out, Florida Republicans turning to Rubio

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Former Gov. Jeb Bush’s decision this weekend to suspend his presidential campaign appears to have brought an end to a family feud among Florida Republicans, with many of those who had endorsed Bush quickly swinging their support behind U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. Rubio still faces […]

Legislators weigh in on terrorism fight

Legislators weigh in on terrorism fight

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Hawks in the Florida Legislature want Congress to fully declare the nation is at war with global Islamic terrorists. The Senate Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Committee on Monday unanimously backed a proposal (SM 1710) that urges Congress and President Barack Obama […]

Bill stiffens crimes against Realtors

Bill stiffens crimes against Realtors

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA People who commit violent crimes against real-estate agents would face stiffer penalties under a measure that started to move Monday in the Senate. Members of the Criminal Justice Committee approved the proposal (SB 214), which would up the classification of assaults, batteries and sexual batteries against real-estate brokers, broker associates […]

Trump plays the dozens as Jeb breaks down

Trump plays the dozens as Jeb breaks down

During the Republican primary in South Carolina, candidate Donald Trump attacked candidate Jeb Bush by referring to his brother, former President George W. Bush. When you get challenged by referring to someone close to you, don’t rattle on. Cut the debate on that topic and get back to the subject at hand – leading America […]

Obama forever and ever

Obama forever and ever

On January 20, 2017 someone other than Barack Obama will become president of the United States. Many people – this columnist included – long for the day when the national nightmare will be over, and Black people might once again resume their proud tradition of leading American left politics. But this won’t happen until most […]

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