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Aborted recount effort is ‘Grand Theft Electoral’

Aborted recount effort is ‘Grand Theft Electoral’

It’s one thing to abstractly claim that U.S. elections are a farcical exercise to legitimize the rule of a bipartisan imperial oligarchy. It’s quite another to publicly lay bare some of the stinky moving parts of that farce. The attempted recount initiated by 2016 Green Party candidate Jill Stein did exactly that, starkly illuminating 3 […]

America is just average, not exceptional

America is just average, not exceptional

Americans love to bask in the glory of our “exceptionalism.” We are great, we are wonderful, we dominate the world. Scholars who study “us” say that our exceptionalism is rooted in the fact that we have offered leadership in international affairs. We have committed more resources than other countries to the United Nations, to NATO, […]

Climate scientists concerned about Trump’s picks

Climate scientists concerned about Trump’s picks

BY JAMES ROSEN TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – The world’s leading global warming scientists, many of them living and working on the front lines in Florida, are hoping against hope that President-elect Donald Trump and his top advisers will not take the country backward in the fight against rising sea levels, increasing temperatures and looming […]

Florida’s Finest – December 30, 2016

Florida’s Finest – December 30, 2016

LeBron James was named the Associated Press’ Male Athlete of the Year this week, an award he also won in 2013. James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA Finals title this year. He was named MVP of the finals. U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles was named the Associated Press’ top female athlete on […]

THEY ALWAYS DELIVER

THEY ALWAYS DELIVER

As Black Florida’s statewide newspaper begins its second decade of operation,here’s a look at the dedicated people who get the newspaper where it needs to go. BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA COURIER The launch of the Florida Courier as the state’s only statewide African-American newspaper was proceeded by an initial question: how could a free newspaper […]

‘Hidden Figures’ a crowd-pleaser in the best way

‘Hidden Figures’ a crowd-pleaser in the best way

BY KENNETH TURAN LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE LOS ANGELES – Like the calculating women whose lives it celebrates, “Hidden Figures” knows what it’s doing. A Grade-A Hollywood crowd-pleaser that happily celebrates its shameless moments, “Hidden Figures” can be teased, but it can’t be ignored. The film may not be restrained, but stars Taraji […]

A taste of Miami for schoolkids

A taste of Miami for schoolkids

Liberty City students treated to a tour of Little Haiti, Little Havana and Wynwood that combined culture, history and cuisine. BY CARLOS FRIAS MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI — Lonely turkey sandwiches on white bread sit inside a cooler in the back of Miami-Dade school bus No. 138. Call it a necessary precaution. There’s no telling how […]

Add some pop to your party

Add some pop to your party

From Family Features No matter the occasion, every celebration is better with snacks. Whether you’re hosting game day with the guys, catching up with girlfriends, gathering for family movie night or inviting your kids’ friends over for a grade school sleepover, you can’t go wrong with popcorn treats. Popcorn is the perfect partner for a […]

Smart start

Smart start

Breakfast recipes for a healthy New Year From Family Features A commitment to health and wellness means taking care of yourself and your family, exercising and eating right. The New Year is the perfect time to refocus your goals and make better health a priority. A nutrient-rich breakfast can set you up for success each […]

Professor delivers smart book about sci-fi writer

Professor delivers smart book about sci-fi writer

BY JIM HIGGINS MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Reading Gerry Canavan’s “Octavia E. Butler” is like opening up a second screen on this great American writer. Not only does Canavan explicate the sources, patterns and preoccupations of Butler’s speculative fiction, he also explores her early drafts, false starts and unpublished fiction — and her […]