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WHAT’S NEXT FOR HBCUs?

WHAT’S NEXT FOR HBCUs?

Leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities are searching for ways to work with the incoming Trump administration. BY WILLIAM DOUGLAS MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – What does President-elect Donald Trump know about historically Black colleges and universities? That’s what leaders and advocates of the nation’s HBCUs, the common shorthand for historically Black […]

THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

The Dolphins give back This week, Miami Dolphins players, coaches, cheerleaders, Miami Dolphins Women’s Organization members and mascot “T.D.” welcomed 125 preselected kids from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach elementary schools to the Dolphins Holiday Toy Event at Baptist Health Training Facility. Players Jakeem Grant and Lafayette Pitts helped give out toys.

Florida leads states in Obamacare enrollment

Florida leads states in Obamacare enrollment

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida led the nation with 1.3 million residents signing up for 2017 coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act by a Monday deadline, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday. Floridians seeking health insurance through the federal marketplace were up more than 14 percent from the 1.14 […]

‘The Prince of Pan- Afrikanism’

‘The Prince of Pan- Afrikanism’

Dr. Umar Johnson to lecture in Florida BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA COURIER JACKSONVILLE – The self-proclaimed “Prince of Pan-Afrikanism,” Dr. Umar Johnson, is coming to Florida. Pan-Africanism promotes freedom, unity, self-determination, and self-sufficiency as well as economic, political and social independence for Africans and their descendants worldwide.  Johnson, a certified school psychologist and advocate of […]

Fake news and Black America

Fake news and Black America

At one time in history, the only news that Black people could get was the news they got from Black media. Positive news articles back in the day about Black scholars, Black philosophers, Black entrepreneurs, Black socialites, Black entertainers, Black athletes and Black clergy could only be found in The Pittsburg Courier, The Atlanta Daily […]

Damages from hurricanes Hermine and Matthew near $1.6 billion

Damages from hurricanes Hermine and Matthew near $1.6 billion

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Hurricane damages in Florida have reached at least $1.59 billion from the two storms that hammered parts of North Florida and the East Coast this year, according to the latest numbers from the insurance industry and the state. The numbers don’t include agricultural losses and […]

Supreme Court sets date for arguments on felons’ rights

Supreme Court sets date for arguments on felons’ rights

The Florida Supreme Court has scheduled arguments March 7 on a proposed constitutional amendment that would automatically restore voting rights for many felons. The court issued an order Monday setting the date for arguments on the initiative, which could go on the November 2018 ballot. A group known as Floridians for a Fair Democracy has […]

Stay tuned for my talk with billionaire Bob Johnson

Stay tuned for my talk with billionaire Bob Johnson

One of the post-election highlights for me was the meeting between Donald Trump and Bob Johnson. Billionaire to billionaire, Democrat to Republican, Black to White, businessman-to-businessman, capitalist-to-capitalist, meeting on a relatively even playing field to discuss some of the “what now” issues was intriguing to say the least. After the meeting, Mr. Johnson wrote a […]

Does the CBC really care about Black people?

Does the CBC really care about Black people?

In a previous column, I discussed the hypocrisy running rampant within the Democratic Party when it comes to the hiring of Black staffers. I must have struck a serious nerve, because I received an anonymous email from someone with seemingly high-level Democratic credentials that was most surprising. I have no idea who this person is, […]

Go to D.C. to fight for Black self-determination

Go to D.C. to fight for Black self-determination

If the U.S. ruling class and the spies and national security goons that serve them wanted to divert attention from the crimes and crises of capitalism, they have temporarily succeeded. In this insane post-election season, all the corporate media talk about is the outrageous fiction that Russia is the greatest threat to American domestic peace […]