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Study: PTSD in Black women needs attention

Study: PTSD in Black women needs attention

BY GRACE WONG CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS CHICAGO – Nortasha Stingley doesn’t remember a lot about the weeks after her 19-year-old daughter was shot and killed nearly four years ago. All she could do was cry. All she wanted to do was scream. After Stingley lost 40 pounds in a matter of weeks, her sister finally took […]

Ballerina discusses food and shyness in new book

Ballerina discusses food and shyness in new book

BY MOIRA MACDONALD SEATTLE TIMES/TNS Misty Copeland’s remarkable story is the sort you can imagine depicted by a skilled novelist; her life, in the words of a 2015 “60 Minutes” report, is “the embodiment of the American dream.” Growing up as one of six children in an often-struggling Southern California family, she lived for some […]

Cut down on  food waste and save money in the process

Cut down on food waste and save money in the process

BY GRETCHEN MCKAY PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE The numbers are as shocking as they are appalling. At a time when one in eight families in America struggles to put dinner on the table, a whopping 40 percent of the food produced in the country never gets eaten. Some of it rots in the field […]

ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER LAWSUIT

ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER LAWSUIT

Another Bethune-Cookman University alumnus sues his alma mater as the long controversy over a now-completed $72 million dorm project continues, and there may be more legal drama on the horizon. Right-click here to download pdf of Part 1 the lawsuit, then click on “Download linked file” Right-click here to download pdf of Part 2 the […]

CHARLES EDWARD ANDERSON BERRY / 1926-2017

CHARLES EDWARD ANDERSON BERRY / 1926-2017

Hail, hail rock ’n’ roll! In 2011, a statue of rock music legend Chuck Berry was dedicated during ceremony in University City, Mo., that Berry attended. Berry died March 18 at age 90. Click here to read his obituary. (DAVID CARSON/ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/MCT)

No more death row

No more death row

Decision sets governor, cops off COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – A Central Florida state attorney who created a firestorm by deciding not to seek the death penalty for alleged cop-killer Markeith Loyd – or in any other capital case – is accusing Gov. Rick Scott of abusing his authority by ousting her as prosecutor […]

Hospital bill for gun injuries is $730 million a year

Hospital bill for gun injuries is $730 million a year

BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS Americans paid more than $6.6 billion over eight years to care for victims of gun violence, according to a new tally of hospital bills. And U.S. taxpayers picked up at least 41 percent of that tab. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, say the authors of […]

‘Black Aspirations’ are coming soon

‘Black Aspirations’ are coming soon

I have begun to compile the data for my next book, which will be titled, “The Light is the Truth.” God willing, the book will be released later this year. In addition to your favorite Gantt Report columns and opinions, the book will also include what I call Black Aspirations, short messages about Black life […]

Commission starts work to review changes to state’s Constitution

Commission starts work to review changes to state’s Constitution

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The once-every-20-years process of updating Florida’s basic law began Monday, as the Constitution Revision Commission held its opening meeting in Tallahassee. The 37-member panel, appointed almost entirely by Republicans for the first time in history, is expected to submit proposals for amending the state Constitution […]

South Florida family of 5 die in car crash

South Florida family of 5 die in car crash

BY ALEX HARRIS MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI — After more than 12 hours in the hospital, a 10-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries, leaving an entire family dead after a horrific car wreck in North Florida on Sunday, March 19. The Russell family, of Hollywood was loaded into their 2016 Chrysler 200 and headed home from […]