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Support the Sept. 9 prison strike

Support the Sept. 9 prison strike

On September 9, 1971, prisoners incarcerated at the Attica State Penitentiary in New York rose up in rebellion. After a four-day long insurrection, 33 prisoners and 10 prison employees lay dead. The name “Attica” still resonates as a symbol of the inhumane treatment that America metes out to 2 million of its people. Americans love […]

‘Terrorism’ moves Congress more than dead children

‘Terrorism’ moves Congress more than dead children

SUSAN K. SMITH GEORGE CURRY MEDIA The shooting at the Pulse Club in Orlando was horrific. But the fact that the shooter dubbed himself a sympathizer with ISIS, fitting the description of “terrorist,” has created movement in the Congress that no other mass shooting up until now has been able to inspire. There is something […]

Thousands of US prisoners must be released

Thousands of US prisoners must be released

GLEN FORD NNPA COLUMNIST A new report entitled, “The Color of Justice: Racial and Ethnic Disparity in State Prisons” compiled by the Washington-based prison reform group The Sentencing Project shows that New Jersey has the nation’s highest racial disparity in incarceration rates. Blacks in the state are 12 times more likely to go to prison […]

Voter suppression threatens 2016 elections

Voter suppression threatens 2016 elections

A new report by civil rights leaders and other groups cites adverse impact of the Holder v Shelby case. BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Since the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, states that were once required to get permission from the U.S. Department of Justice to […]

African-American dads defy the stereotypes

African-American dads defy the stereotypes

BY DESMOND ANDREWS TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE African-American fathers are often stereotyped as inattentive to their children. But statistics have shown that Black fathers are there for their children – as much as or more than White fathers. Just before Father’s Day, the National Center for Health Statistics reflected that 70 percent of African-American fathers […]

Florida Finest – June 23, 2016

Florida Finest – June 23, 2016

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have earned the distinction as Florida Courier’s “Finest of the Week.’’ James holds up the NBA Championship trophy alongside teammates on Monday. The Cavs defeated the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in the NBA Finals Sunday night at Oracle Arena in California. (MIKE CARDEW/AKRON BEACON JOURNAL/TNS) Merle Dandridge, shown at […]

Questions focus on gay rights around the globe

Questions focus on gay rights around the globe

While progress has been made in the US, human rights advocates point out how sexual orientation or gender identity can lead to execution, imprisonment or torture in other countries. BY ANN M. SIMMONS LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE The recent massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando has focused attention on the status of […]

‘American Tunes’ a fitting swan song for late pianist, songwriter

‘American Tunes’ a fitting swan song for late pianist, songwriter

BY RANDY LEWIS LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Allen Toussaint’s email to producer Joe Henry arrived unexpectedly last fall. The message from the veteran New Orleans producer, songwriter, pianist and arranger was short and to the point. “He wasn’t a man who used email conversationally,” Henry said. “He responded like a man who was […]

University study focuses on high school brains

University study focuses on high school brains

Researchers will be looking for evidence of microscopic brain bleeds among young football players. BY COURTNEY PERKES ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE IRVINE, Calif. — Christian LaBow left Servite High’s spring football practice early on a recent afternoon to undergo a brain scan. The 17-year-old varsity center wasn’t injured. He was contributing to the […]

Lactose intolerance can develop at any age

Lactose intolerance can develop at any age

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Question: What would cause someone to become lactose-intolerant later in life? I’m in my 40s and have never had an issue with dairy, but, now, I can’t seem to have it without problems. Do I need to see a doctor to be tested for allergies, or should I […]