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‘It’s going to be America first’

‘It’s going to be America first’

Editor’s note: President Donald J. Trump delivered this inauguration speech on Jan. 20: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: Thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise […]

Just what was the women’s march about?

Just what was the women’s march about?

HARRY C. ALFORD GUEST COLUMNIST First, they called it the “Women’s March on Washington,” but that was a very big understatement or misnomer.  There were millions of women marching in D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Sydney, Australia, Denver, London, and various other cities throughout the free world.  It was very orchestrated and successfully caught the […]

Empowered and trained to seek elected office

Empowered and trained to seek elected office

After the Jan. 21 march, hundreds of women learn how to run for office. BY VERA BERGENGRUEN TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – The day after the Women’s March brought half a million people to Washington, 500 women from across the country spent Sunday learning how to run for office. The candidate training held by EMILY’s […]

White women’s support of Trump still a thorny issue

White women’s support of Trump still a thorny issue

BY HANNAH ALLAM TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — In a small clearing amid the busloads of protesters in Washington Saturday, a group of activists held up large portraits of Black women and called out names: Tanisha Anderson, Korryn Gaines, Sandra Bland. The activists were from #SayHerName, a national campaign to draw attention to how police […]

Florida Finest – January 27, 2017

Florida Finest – January 27, 2017

Ruth Negga, the daughter of an Irish mother and Ethiopian father, was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Mildred Loving in the movie “Loving.’’ It’s based on the true story of the Lovings, a married interracial couple in 1950s and 1960s Virginia. Their relationship led to the Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia. […]

Breaking down Obamacare

Breaking down Obamacare

A Q&A on the impact of Trump’s order to weaken the Affordable Care Act BY JOSH MAGNESS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 20 aimed at defanging the Affordable Care Act, giving heads of federal departments more power to delay or grant exemptions from regulations associated with […]

When Democrats and Republicans share the pews

When Democrats and Republicans share the pews

Pastors reflect on unifying congregations after divisive election BY PETER SMITH PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PITTSBURGH – The Sunday after the presidential election, Pastor Rock Dillaman kept his ears tuned the conversations among members at the church he leads. He knew both from his own observations and general trends that in a racially diverse […]

MLK’s niece thanks Trump for restoring ‘Mexico City Policy’

MLK’s niece thanks Trump for restoring ‘Mexico City Policy’

BLACKCHRISTIANNEWS.COM On Monday, President Donald Trump reinstated Ronald Reagan’s “Mexico City Policy’’ also known by critics as the “Global Gag Rule,’’ which bans the U.S. from giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information on the option. While some women’s rights advocates are blasting the president over the move, pro-life activist […]

OWN’s church drama returns in March

OWN’s church drama returns in March

BY TONYA PENDLETON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM OWN Network’s megachurch drama “Greenleaf’’ is returning for its second season. In the first season, megachurch pastor Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David) welcomed his estranged daughter Grace “Gigi’ Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge) back into the family fold after the death of her sister. The second season is scheduled to debut on March […]

Nuturing selflessness in a selfie culture

Nuturing selflessness in a selfie culture

How to develop character in young children From Family Features In a typical day, it’s possible for children to spend more time engaging with technology than interacting with their peers face-to-face. As a result, the “selfie culture” is on the minds of today’s parents, who worry about how they can make sure their children grow […]