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THEIR JOURNEY TOWARD JUSTICE BEGINS

THEIR JOURNEY TOWARD JUSTICE BEGINS

The case of plainclothes police officer Nouman Raja, who killed church musician Corey Jones, will go to a grand jury. BY ANDY REID, KATE JACOBSON AND RAFAEL OLMEDA SUN SENTINEL / TNS WEST PALM BEACH – Prosecutors announced Wednesday that the police shooting of Corey Jones beside his disabled SUV along Interstate 95 last October […]

Corrine Brown appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

Corrine Brown appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – When the Florida Supreme Court considered a dramatic change to the shape of Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s district last year, she promised to “go all the way to the United States Supreme Court” if necessary to preserve her electoral territory. Brown has made good on […]

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

Parole and ‘partying with a purpose’ Six years ago, the Florida Courier covered the “Tom Joyner Morning Show’s” annual Fantastic Voyage – which set sail from Miami again last week – as well as a U.S. Supreme Court case that gave hope to juvenile offender who were serving life sentences without parole.

Black newspapers say ‘no’

Black newspapers say ‘no’

Few making presidential endorsements BY ERICK JOHNSON THE CHICAGO CRUSADER VIA GEORGE CURRY MEDIA Forget it, Hillary. Sorry, Bernie. When the time came for the Florida Courier to endorse either candidate, the edgy Black newspaper dropped a bombshell with a large headline just five days before the crucial primary elections in the Sunshine State. “NONE OF THE […]

‘Beast’ bankers are still beastly

‘Beast’ bankers are still beastly

The Gantt Report “Cat Columns” are probably the most read, most remembered, and most copied and forwarded editorial columns that I have written. However, I take more pride in the fact that, long before it was popular in the so-called “major media,” I talked about and wrote about how modern-day moneychangers and their greed would […]

From homeless to motivational speakers

From homeless to motivational speakers

Toastmasters club helping men with confidence and job-finding skills BY KATE SANTICH ORLANDO SENTINEL TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE ORLANDO – It’s a Tuesday night at a chapel in Parramore, and 20-some men from a local homeless shelter file in for a meeting. It opens with a prayer, a joke and a Word of the Day. “Onerous.” […]

California governor’s office mocks Scott’s trip there

California governor’s office mocks Scott’s trip there

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA California Gov. Jerry Brown’s office is sarcastically welcoming Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s upcoming business-recruitment trip to California. “As one of the millions of tourists flocking to the Golden State this time of year, we’d like to extend a warm welcome to the governor,” Brown spokesman Evan Westrup said in a […]

Are Black people becoming obsolete?

Are Black people becoming obsolete?

Coalition-building is the best way for Black people to make the kind of progress we need to make in this country, especially when it comes to economic empowerment. Some have posited that Black people are swiftly becoming obsolete. From the agricultural economy to the industrial and mass production economy, Black folks, in some cases, had […]

Will Bernie’s burnout lead to a new movement?

Will Bernie’s burnout lead to a new movement?

What’s going to happen when Bernie endorses Hillary Clinton? A springtime blizzard of articles and Internet postings says some big fraction of Bernie’s activists and voters won’t work or vote for Hillary. But we all know what happens after springtime blizzards. The snow stops, the white stuff melts and the landscape changes. When it does, […]

Community control can cure Chicago’s police lawlessness

Community control can cure Chicago’s police lawlessness

The absolute intransigence of the U.S. mass incarceration regime is most dramatically on display in Chicago, where Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s own special investigative task force has concluded that the “police have no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color.” ‘Occupying army’ The report backs up that conclusion with a […]

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