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Liberal sore losers attack Trump’s Cabinet picks

Liberal sore losers attack Trump’s Cabinet picks

Blacks voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton. Republicans engaged in voter suppression tactics nationwide. Clinton won the popular vote. Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor Steve Bannon is a bigot. Senator Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for Attorney General, is a racist. These are all Democratic talking points describing all things Trump and Republican. Just as sure […]

Barack Obama’s hollow legacy

Barack Obama’s hollow legacy

Obama’s legacy is in tatters, and that is good news. Donald Trump’s victory was not just a win over Hillary Clinton, but against Democratic Party policies that silenced the rank and file. For years Democrats became convinced that the only means of keeping Republicans at bay was to go along with their party leadership without […]

Defending rights in Florida after this election

Defending rights in Florida after this election

HOWARD L. SIMON, ESQ. GUEST COLUMNIST Like many Americans, I found myself first in shock at the election results – but then fear for our country and for the civil liberties values we cherish. This was because of how the campaign of President-elect Donald Trump stoked racist, xenophobic and Islamophobic fears, promising polices that, if […]

Justice for all under Sessions as AG?

Justice for all under Sessions as AG?

Civil rights advocates brace for a shift in Justice Department  priorities under Trump’s new attorney general. BY DEL QUENTIN WILBER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Under the Obama administration, the Justice Department’s civil rights division was rebuilt into what former Attorney Gen. Eric Holder called the agency’s “crown jewel.” But many civil rights advocates and […]

Florida’s Finest – November 25, 2016

Florida’s Finest – November 25, 2016

Drake was the big winner of the American Music Awards with four awards. He broke Michael Jackson’s record for most AMA nominations after scoring 13 nominations. He won the following categories:  Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for “Views,’’ Favorite Artist, Rap/Hip Hop; Favorite Song, Rap/Hip Hop for “Hotline Bling’’; and Favorite Song, Soul/R&B for “Work’’ with Rihanna. […]

Numbers dwindle but not enthusiasm

Numbers dwindle but not enthusiasm

Florida Classic game attendance was 45,372, slightly lower than last year. BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA COURIER Thousands ascend upon Orlando each year for the Florida Blue Florida Classic. A weekend of events is highlighted with the football game between Florida’s two largest historically Black universities – Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) at […]

‘Trans’ examines how we now think about race and gender

‘Trans’ examines how we now think about race and gender

BY DR. GLENN ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER On June 1, 2015, Annie Liebovitz’s photograph of a corseted Caitlyn Jenner appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair. Formerly Bruce Jenner, an Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon, Caitlyn became America’s most famous transgender. Ten days later, Rachel Dolezal, the president of the Spokane, Washington […]

Trump may bring world of change to travelers

Trump may bring world of change to travelers

There are plenty of questions about incoming administration’s stance on Cuban travel, fixing airports, open skies. BY JILL SCHENSUL THE RECORD/TNS Just what changes are ahead for travelers once President-elect Donald Trump takes office are as yet not entirely clear – what’s certain is that the travel industry and U.S. travelers may find some new […]

Television Academy names first Black chairman/CEO

Television Academy names first Black chairman/CEO

BY CHRISTIE D’ZURILLA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES – Hayma “Screech” Washington will be the next chairman and CEO of the Television Academy Board of Governors, the academy announced last week. The first African-American to hold the job, he will succeed Bruce Rosenblum. Washington, who produces and directs under the aegis of his own company, […]

Bandmate says Trump election induced Sharon Jones’ stroke

Bandmate says Trump election induced Sharon Jones’ stroke

EURWEB.COM Sharon Jones, the soulfully explosive vocalist for the Dap-Kings died Nov. 18 at age 60 from pancreatic cancer. But there’s more to the story. It seems the Grammy-nominated singer also suffered a stroke, which was induced by Donald Trump winning the presidential election. Dap-Kings member Gabriel Roth told the Los Angeles Times that Jones […]