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KEEPING HOPE ALIVE

KEEPING HOPE ALIVE

As Rep. John Lewis leads House Democrats in a civil rights-style ‘sit-in,’ a bipartisan Senate group tries to find common ground on ‘no-fly list’ gun restrictions. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – Fed up with Republican inaction on gun control, House Democrats shut down business as usual Wednesday with an old-fashioned, if highly unusual, sit-in […]

Shut out yet again

Shut out yet again

Dems still won’t utilize Black businesses BY JOSH PETERSON URBAN NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – While Democrats scramble to secure the African-American community’s support post-Barack Obama, Black contractors complain that they are not getting their fair share of the party’s campaign spending. Among $514 million that Democrats spent on consultants during the 2010 and 2012 election […]

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

Voter purge prevented; Rodney King dies Four years ago, the Florida Courier reported on Gov. Rick Scott’s efforts to purge Florida’s voting rolls of allegedly ineligible voters – many of whom where non-White – prior to the 2012 presidential election. The newspaper also reported on the death of Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by police […]

Bethune statue may grace the US Capitol

Bethune statue may grace the US Capitol

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, an educator and civil rights activist who founded what is now known as Bethune-Cookman University, has emerged as the favorite to replace a Confederate general as one of Florida’s representatives in a set of statues at the U.S. Capitol. Bethune was […]

Congressional candidates put campaigning on hold

Congressional candidates put campaigning on hold

Focus for Demings, Thompson and others has been on Orlando tragedy BY SIMONE PATHÉ CQ-ROLL CALL/TNS Val Demings, Orlando’s former police chief, is running for Congress. But she spent the week since the deadliest mass shooting in America attending vigils and memorial services in her hometown. She’s delivered food and water to donors at a […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 278

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 278

Summertime! Hope yours is going well – all good in my family. Daughter Chayla, now 15, returned safely from a 9-day trip to Spain and is now playing in a national volleyball tourney in Orlando. Charles III, nicknamed “Wig,” just turned 12 and is staying up late, hanging out with cousins, reading books, and playing […]

Let’s talk about parental hatred

Let’s talk about parental hatred

I hope all of the mothers and fathers enjoyed their days of recognition in 2016. I feel sad and get mad when I see young people today that hate one or both of their parents! No one in the Black family is perfect. If you live long enough, all of us will make errors, make […]

Dealing with disrespect from Democrats, Republicans

Dealing with disrespect from Democrats, Republicans

For anyone who may have missed my column last week, I noted that in an ultimate show of disrespect, each major presidential
candidate declined to appear before the National Black
Political Convention in Gary, despite it being co-sponsored
by the National Policy Alliance. The Alliance includes
10 major Black organizations: Blacks in Government
(BIG), the Congressional Black Caucus, the Joint […]

Homosexuality not related to Orlando shooting

Homosexuality not related to Orlando shooting

Everyone knows my position on the radical homosexual agenda being forced upon our country. I totally disagree with it. Marriage is between one man and one woman. Homosexuality is not compatible with Christianity, nor should homosexuals be legally recognized as a protected class. Having said that, as I predicted and expected, homosexuals have attempted to […]

Can Blacks prompt an ‘Orlando’ reaction?

Can Blacks prompt an ‘Orlando’ reaction?

In 1991, Latasha Harlins was shot in the back of her
 head and killed by Soon Ja Du, a Korean store owner 
in Los Angeles. Du was sentenced to a $500 fine, 400 hours of community service, and five years’
probation by Judge Joyce Karlin –who ignored the maximum penalty of 16 years in prison for […]

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