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NOW WHAT?

NOW WHAT?

Florida Courier publisher Charles W. Cherry II provides a partial list of next steps for Black America. BY CHARLES W. CHERRY II, ESQ. THE FLORIDA COURIER Now that “King Don” – that’s what I’ll call him for the next four years – is POTUS No. 45, eight years of sleepy Black advocacy while wearing “bedroom […]

‘Standing your ground’ may get easier

‘Standing your ground’ may get easier

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A controversial measure that would shift the burden of proof in “stand your ground” self-defense cases cleared its first stop Tuesday on an expected fast track through the Florida Senate. Florida’s much- debated “stand your ground” law says people can use deadly force and do […]

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY

Civil rights ‘royalty’ recognized On Feb. 1, the U.S. Postal Service will kick off 2017’s Black History Month with the issuance of the Dorothy Height Forever stamp to honor the civil rights legend. Height led the National Council of Negro Women for four decades, and was a former national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, […]

Off to a quick start

Off to a quick start

Trump targets Obamacare, immigration COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump took a symbolic step aimed at his predecessor’s signature achievement on his first day in the Oval Office, directing federal agencies to take steps to “ease the burden of Obamacare.” On Wednesday, Trump toughened immigration enforcement, signing orders to start construction of […]

Beware of Pharaoh Trump’s ‘fake news’

Beware of Pharaoh Trump’s ‘fake news’

cLying politicians are a lot like crackheads! One cannot stop tweeting misinformation and the other cannot stop sucking on “Damien’s D”! If you stop to think about it, one lie or one puff on a crack pipe is too many, and a thousand lies or a thousand puffs are not enough! I wonder if United […]

Jacksonville judge resigns amid impeachment threat

Jacksonville judge resigns amid impeachment threat

Hulsey accused of saying that Blacks should ‘get back on a ship and go back to Africa.’ BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A Jacksonville circuit judge accused of making racist and sexist remarks abruptly resigned Monday, a day before a House committee was slated to explore impeachment proceedings. Judge Mark […]

State ends 2016 with 4.9 percent jobless rate

State ends 2016 with 4.9 percent jobless rate

Florida ended 2016 with an unemployment rate that was unchanged in December and 0.2 percentage points lower than at the start of the year. The monthly jobless mark of 4.9 percent for December, the same as November, represented 491,000 Floridians who qualified as unemployed from a workforce of 9.95 million, the state Department of Economic […]

Thousands participate in autism awareness event

Thousands participate in autism awareness event

Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame Quarterback Dan Marino hosted the seventh annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo on Jan. 21 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The annual event started in 2010 by The Dan Marino Foundation provides a powerful and inspiring platform for South Floridians to come together as a community […]

The truth about the women’s march against Trump

The truth about the women’s march against Trump

Donald J. Trump is clearly the most thin-skinned, self-centered and self-aggrandizing man ever elected president of the United States. This explains why he became so unnerved and unhinged last week after watching women gather in cities around the world to greet the first day of his presidency with jeers, not cheers. According to the Washington […]

A circle of billionaires controls the planet’s wealth

A circle of billionaires controls the planet’s wealth

The world is being strangled, smothered and starved to death by billionaires – 1,826 of them, by Forbes magazine’s count. The ever-deepening concentration of wealth that is both the logic and the inevitable result of capitalism has reached such depraved proportions that eight of the richest people on the planet now own as much wealth […]

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