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CAN DEMOCRATS TAKE ADVANTAGE?

CAN DEMOCRATS TAKE ADVANTAGE?

A profane rant from a South Florida Republican senator gives Florida’s Democrats a chance to test their new leadership. COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – Calling his presence a “distraction” days after apologizing for a public tirade that included racially charged and vulgar expletives uttered in the presence of two experienced Black legislators, […]

BACK IN THE MIX

BACK IN THE MIX

Obama talks about service to others Former President Barack Obama led a panel discussion on civic engagement on April 24 at the Logan Center for the Arts on the University of Chicago campus. It was his first public event since leaving the presidency and taking a three-month vacation. (ZBIGNIEW BZDAK/CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS)

Trump backs down

Trump backs down

Obamacare subsidies stay for now BY LESLEY CLARK MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – Two days before the federal government would run out of money, lawmakers remained at odds Wednesday night – the Florida Courier’s press time – over some details, although one major sticking point between the White House and Democrats was resolved, […]

Three named to Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Three named to Civil Rights Hall of Fame

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER TALLAHASSEE – A former state lawmaker, an NAACP leader and a prominent civil-rights activist were named last week by Gov. Rick Scott to the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Scott announced the selection of Dr. Arnett Girardeau, Willie H. Williams, and Patricia Stephens Due. They were chosen from a list of […]

Let me tell you about America’s Black sheep

Let me tell you about America’s Black sheep

During his final days, the Lord Jesus Christ was perhaps at the lowest point in his life. If you know the story – Jesus was marked for death before he was born, so his life wasn’t a bowl of chocolates or cherries. Time to die As the end approached, Jesus informed his so-called friends, much […]

Justices approve initiative on felons’ voting rights

Justices approve initiative on felons’ voting rights

Gambling expansion amendment also could appear on 2018 ballot BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE –  In a pair of high-profile issues that could go on the ballot next year, the Florida Supreme Court last week approved proposed constitutional amendments that would restore felons’ voting rights and restrict the expansion of gambling […]

Florida teen’s dress depicting Black Lives Matters goes viral

Florida teen’s dress depicting Black Lives Matters goes viral

BY NY MAGEE EURWEB.COM It’s prom season and a Florida teenager’s prom dress went viral on April 21 because of its Black Lives Matter message. Seventeen-year-old Milan Morris rocked a floor-length gown, designed by Florida-based Terrance Torrence, and it featured black and white images of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, and others who died […]

Fallen officers remembered at Capitol

Fallen officers remembered at Capitol

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Hundreds of law-enforcement officers from across Florida gathered Monday at the state Capitol to remember seven of their colleagues who died in the line of duty in 2016, along with three officers who died decades ago. Bagpipes played “Amazing Grace” while survivors placed roses on a flower-covered memorial to honor […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 296

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 296

Getting what you pray for – You want something (or somebody) SO BADLY. And when you finally ‘win,’ you’re in hell, or you don’t know what to do with what you’ve got. It’s like a dog chasing a car that finally stops – or marrying somebody who’s truly nuts. Now what? I’ve seen that happen […]

Time for Black Greek organizations to lead

Time for Black Greek organizations to lead

Remember the scene from “New Jack City” when Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) told Scotty (Ice-T), “This ain’t personal. This is business”? And at the end of the movie, Scotty said to Nino, “This IS personal,” as he proceeded to give him a beatdown. Well, this article is both personal and business. It’s a call to […]

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