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BLOWING MONEY FAST

BLOWING MONEY FAST

Very little of the $12 billion spent in political advertising this year will find its way into Black hands. COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – Borrell Associates, an ad-tracking firm, said that of an estimated $11.7 billion that will be spent on political campaigns this election cycle, $5.9 billion will go to broadcast […]

MIAMI BROWARD CARNIVAL 2016

MIAMI BROWARD CARNIVAL 2016

It’s Carnival time again Miami Broward Carnival kicks off its Carnival season with the Junior Carnival on Oct. 1 in Lauderhill and a series of events climaxing on Oct. 9, Carnival Day, at the Miami- Dade County Fairgrounds. (CHARLES W. CHERRY II / FLORIDA COURIER)

SHIFTING RIGHT (PART 1)

SHIFTING RIGHT (PART 1)

Gov. Rick Scott is quietly reshaping Florida’s courts COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – As speculation turns to Gov. Rick Scott’s first Florida Supreme Court appointment, with the upcoming retirement of Justice James E.C. Perry, a more dramatic makeover of the state’s judiciary system has gone almost unnoticed. Perry announced his retirement earlier this […]

Can Christian schools pray before games?

Can Christian schools pray before games?

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A dispute over whether two Christian schools could use the loudspeaker for a prayer at a football championship game is headed to federal court after one of the schools filed suit against an organization that manages high school sports in Florida. The nonprofit that operates […]

Why Tulsa, Charlotte reacted so differently to shootings

Why Tulsa, Charlotte reacted so differently to shootings

BY JAWEED KALEEM AND KRISTI EATON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The recent fatal police shootings of two Black men spurred soul-searching across the nation but drew vastly different reactions from the cities in which they took place. In Tulsa, Okla., on Thursday, Sept. 20, a group of 50 demonstrators was preparing to march […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 284

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 284

Hey, folks, it’s been a while! The Democrats’ presidential campaign strategy in Black Florida –  On Sept. 28, 2012, I opined about the Democrats’ strategy to get Barack Obama reelected. Here is what I wrote then: Basketball fans know the “four corners” was a pre-shot clock stall tactic to hold the basketball and retain a […]

Let me tell you about Pharaoh’s police force

Let me tell you about Pharaoh’s police force

I wish the editor and publisher of the Pensacola Voice, Jackie Miles, a healthy and speedy recovery from a significant health issue. If you don’t know, Jackie and I are sort of like sister and brother. We have worked together, traveled together, fussed and fought on more than one occasion. But we continued our love […]

Yes, turnabout is fair play

Yes, turnabout is fair play

Why can’t more of us see that economics is the key to our freedom and the answer to the problems we talk about all the time? This political year continues to bring this fact to light, but the Colin Kaepernick protest illuminates the issue of economics even more. Here is a guy who chose to […]

The Obama legacy – corporate theft is no crime

The Obama legacy – corporate theft is no crime

Today, we’re going to look for the Obama legacy in how the federal government treats those who steal from the public or from the poor. The current bankster scam in the news right now is Wells Fargo, whose bosses deliberately incentivized thousands of $12 an hour employees to buckle down and sell connected financial services […]

A critique of American policing

A critique of American policing

REV. GAYLE FISHER-STEWART, PH.D. GUEST COMMENTARY My name is Gayle Fisher-Stewart and I am an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Washington, D.C. But priesthood is fairly recent. For most of my adult life, I have been involved in policing and criminal justice, either as an active police officer, retiring with the rank of captain […]

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