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Castro should ask Obama about US political prisoners

Castro should ask Obama about US political prisoners

President Obama knew it was impolitic to play his hypocritical human rights game while in the presence of Cuban President Raul Castro, in Havana, this week. So Obama had one of his kiss-up White House reporters do the sneak attack for him. CNN’s Jim Acosta, the son of a Cuban exile, asked President Castro why […]

Does President Obama even care about Black people?

Does President Obama even care about Black people?

During the past seven-plus years, I have been extremely critical of President Obama’s willful neglect and callous disregard for the Black community. Blacks have been the single largest voting bloc for Obama, giving him 96 percent and 94 percent of their vote in 2008 and 2012 respectively. According to the U.S. Election Project, in 2008 […]

‘Ideals find their truest expression in democracy’

‘Ideals find their truest expression in democracy’

Here are excerpts from President Obama’s March 22 speech in Cuba. Havana is only 90 miles from Florida, but to get here, we had to travel a great distance, over barriers of history and ideology, barriers of pain and separation. The blue waters beneath Air Force One once carried American battleships to this island to […]

Emergency help in Flint extended until August

Emergency help in Flint extended until August

FEMA says no further extensions will be granted BY MATTHEW DOLAN AND TODD SPANGLER DETROIT FREE PRESS DETROIT — The federal government has extended the state of emergency declaration in the Flint water crisis until August after a state request. But after August, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said, that’s it. “This is the […]

Florida’s Finest – April 1, 2016

Florida’s Finest – April 1, 2016

Fifteen-time Grammy Awards winner Alicia Keys will serve as a judge for Season 11 of “The Voice.’’ The new season launches in September. She will join original coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, along with new judge Miley Cyrus. Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams are leaving the show. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/ABACA PRESS/TNS) Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, the […]

Helping teens jumpstart their dreams

Helping teens jumpstart their dreams

Nine Florida students part of this year’s Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Nine Florida teens were among 100 high school students selected to participate in the ninth annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine. Selected from an applicant pool of thousands, the blessed nine […]

Faith-based movies building followings at box office

Faith-based movies building followings at box office

BY RYAN FAUGHNDER LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE In the weeks before the opening of Sony Pictures’ “Miracles From Heaven,” producer DeVon Franklin flew to churches around the country to screen the inspirational Jennifer Garner film about a young girl diagnosed with a rare medical condition. At one gathering of 400 people in Baltimore, […]

History hinders African-Americans from Alzheimer’s studies

History hinders African-Americans from Alzheimer’s studies

Wisconsin program director spent years building trust to get more Blacks involved in research BY CROCKER STEPHENSON MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE MILWAUKEE — While African-Americans are nearly twice as likely as Whites to develop Alzheimer’s disease, a history of abuse and arrogance by the scientific community is frustrating efforts to recruit people of […]

VITAS Healthcare celebrates Tuskegee Airmen’s 75th anniversary

VITAS Healthcare celebrates Tuskegee Airmen’s 75th anniversary

March 22 marked the 75th anniversary of the activation of the Tuskegee Airmen. To pay tribute, VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, honored its patient, Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Leo R. Gray, and the Tuskegee Airmen Miami Chapter with a special luncheon and tour of Banyan Air Services in Fort Lauderdale. The […]

How sleep apnea may impact safety on the road

How sleep apnea may impact safety on the road

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Truck drivers who don’t stick to their sleep apnea treatments have a five times greater risk of serious, preventable crashes. That’s according to a new study from the University of Minnesota Morris published in the journal Sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a potentially serious sleep disorder in […]