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Occupation murders in Tulsa and Baghdad

Occupation murders in Tulsa and Baghdad

fordThe narrators of the murder were high in the sky, circling the scene of the unfolding, racist crime in their police helicopter. Down below, a large Black man named Terence Crutcher was standing with his hands up next to his disabled car.  Four Tulsa, Okla., cops had arrayed themselves like a firing squad; one of […]

Laws on EBT cards, trafficking, spiny lobsters go into effect

Laws on EBT cards, trafficking, spiny lobsters go into effect

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – County elections supervisors are up for pay raises, while penalties increase for trafficking in the modern version of food stamps and for stealing credit-card information at gas pumps, under new laws that go into effect Saturday, Oct. 1. Those changes to state laws are among […]

Florida’s Finest – September 30, 2016

Florida’s Finest – September 30, 2016

Renée Elise Goldsberry, who won a Tony Award this year for best featured actress in a musical for her performance in “Hamilton,’’ is No. 30 on The Root’s 100 List of Black Influencers. Posted on www.theroot.com, it is a list of 100 Americans, ages 25-45, who are responsible for the year’s most significant cultural moments, […]

AT LAST

AT LAST

President dedicates new Black History museum on the National Mall BY D. KEVIN MCNEIR TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The idea of erecting a museum that would highlight the contributions of African-Americans first received public attention more than a century ago after Black veterans of the Civil War proposed the idea. But the real push occurred […]

Ali was heavyweight for social change, not just boxing

Ali was heavyweight for social change, not just boxing

Exhibit at new museum a tribute to famed boxer BY CURTIS TATE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – The National Museum of African American History and Culture doesn’t just pay tribute to Muhammad Ali’s achievements in the boxing ring. The museum’s Ali exhibit also emphasizes his role as an agent of social change – universally revered […]

How Miami-Dade got outgunned in war on Zika

How Miami-Dade got outgunned in war on Zika

Despite early alarms, records show the county largely proceeded with business as usual as the summer mosquito season approached. BY JENNY STALETOVICH MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – As the Zika virus spread across Miami-Dade County this summer, a tiny staff of 17 that handles mosquito control for nearly 2.7 million people was outgunned, overwhelmed and maybe […]

A contemporary spin on all-White Western

A contemporary spin on all-White Western

In the new remake of “The Magnificent Seven,’’ four of the title heroes are minorities. BY JOSH ROTTENBERG LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS When director Antoine Fuqua first began contemplating how to go about remaking the much-loved 1960 western “The Magnificent Seven,” one image quickly popped into his head. “I said, ‘I’ve got to see Denzel Washington […]

Celebrating everyday moments

Celebrating everyday moments

Top Family-Friendly Ice Cream Desserts Family Features Finding time to celebrate family moments is always sweeter with a delicious ice cream dessert. Breyers partnered with celebrity chef Curtis Stone and his wife, actress Lindsay Price Stone, to celebrate its 150th birthday. The couple created 12 delicious ice cream recipes inspired by each month of the […]

Tampa Bay Bucs rookies visit patients, students at Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa Bay Bucs rookies visit patients, students at Moffitt Cancer Center

Members of the 2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ rookie class participated in their first community event together on Tuesday by visiting patients at Moffitt Cancer Center and then running football drills with area students who are part of Moffitt’s Healthy Kidz program. The Tampa-based cancer center turned its lawn into a makeshift football field on Tuesday […]

BLACK, BIG, ‘BAD’ – DEAD

BLACK, BIG, ‘BAD’ – DEAD

Anger mounts in Oklahoma and North Carolina after cops shoot two Black men dead in separate incidents. COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Violence flared Tuesday and Wednesday nights in North Carolina’s largest city after a Black man was shot dead under disputed circumstance by a Black cop, just a few days […]