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UNCERTAIN AND ROCKY START

UNCERTAIN AND ROCKY START

President Trump reaches out to Black America via meetings with a wary Congressional Black Caucus and the Black Press, punctuated by his top-ranking Black aide walking away from a breakfast with Black newspaper publishers. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – In two separate meetings last week with Black members of Congress in the Black Press, […]

Black activists hosting candidates school in St. Pete

Black activists hosting candidates school in St. Pete

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF ST. PETERSBURG – On April 8 and 9, the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations will conduct an electoral campaign school for Black activists “who want to open up a new front for the struggle for self-determination in the U.S.,” according to an organizational press release. […]

2017 MIAMI OPEN

2017 MIAMI OPEN

No championship this time Madison Keys, a Boca Raton resident ranked No. 9 worldwide in the singles division of the Women’s Tennis Association, hits a return during an early round match in the Miami Open. She was knocked out in the tourney’s third round by Spain’s Lara Arruabarrena. The eventual winner takes home a $1.1 […]

Judge backs Scott

Judge backs Scott

Prosecutor dumped from murder case BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA ORLANDO – Siding with Gov. Rick Scott, a circuit judge Tuesday signed off on the removal of Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala in the high-profile case of accused cop-killer Markeith Loyd, refusing to put the case on hold while the prosecutor […]

Don’t ever stop resisting!

Don’t ever stop resisting!

The Democratic political puppets had a congressional victory over the Republican political puppets. Whoop-de-doo! To all the community activists, organizers, radicals, militants and political revolutionaries: Don’t stop resisting! You cannot and must not bask in your moment of triumph! I know something I think I know a little bit about politics. Most African-American candidates and […]

Ayala’s decision refuels death penalty debate

Ayala’s decision refuels death penalty debate

The latest controversy has galvanized longtime opponents of state executions. BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s death penalty has been roiled by controversy for decades, marred in the past by botched executions –  including one that resulted in the retirement of “Old Sparky” – and, more recently, by court rulings […]

Nelson says he won’t vote for Gorsuch

Nelson says he won’t vote for Gorsuch

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said Monday he will vote against confirming federal-appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Republican President Donald Trump nominated Gorsuch to fill the opening left by the death last year of Justice Antonin Scalia. “Deciding whether to confirm a president’s nominee for the highest court in the […]

Zika battle plan includes beefing up public labs, mosquito control

Zika battle plan includes beefing up public labs, mosquito control

BY DANIEL CHANG MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – South Florida’s battle plan for Zika, expected to rebound with the rainy season, includes more boots on the ground to inspect and fumigate for mosquitoes, more lab resources to speed up test turnaround times and the promise of a more collegial collaboration between the federal and state governments. […]

How the Black Press fought the US government

How the Black Press fought the US government

In a 1977 book celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Black press on March 16, 1827, Dr. Lionel Barrow, then executive director of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, noted that the Black Press had four basic functions. Those functions were and still are to act as a watchdog, to answer attacks, to […]

The Florida Bar is not above the law

The Florida Bar is not above the law

ROGER CALDWELL GUEST COMMENTARY The law license of Marie Henry, a Black female attorney, was suspended on March 31, 2015.  The evidence used to prosecute and convict her resulted from her actions in filing an ethics complaint against a prosecutor, filing a motion to disqualify a circuit judge, filing a complaint of discrimination against the […]

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