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Lessons from FOX and O’Reilly

Lessons from FOX and O’Reilly

Former FOX News anchor Bill O’Reilly, the man whose lofty ratings were responsible for the growth of the network, is no longer on the air. “The O’Reilly Factor” dominated the 8 p.m. weekday hour, drawing more viewers than any other cable network. The O’Reilly program was the highest revenue-generator in cable television, bringing in about […]

Blacks, Hispanics overdue for intense dialogue on race

Blacks, Hispanics overdue for intense dialogue on race

Thanks to former Florida State Republican Sen. Frank Artiles, D-Hialeah, the scab covering Black-Hispanic tension in South Florida has been ripped off. Artiles, a Cuban-American, was bold, arrogant and dumb enough to launch a racist and sexist tirade in the presence of two Black senate colleagues at a favorite watering hole of the power elite […]

How Obama and Clinton brought slavery to Libya

How Obama and Clinton brought slavery to Libya

MARGARET KIMBERLEY GUEST COMMENTARY Nearly every day there is a new report of desperate migrants rescued at sea in the Mediterranean. Some are less fortunate and are among the estimated died there in the last three years alone. Their point of embarkation is Libya, a nation now a haven for human traffickers because of President Barack […]

Trump, depending on China, leads from behind

Trump, depending on China, leads from behind

Here’ an excerpt from an April 21 newspaper story in the Asia Times: “President Obama reportedly warned President-elect Trump that dealing with a belligerent North Korea will be his most urgent and vexing foreign-policy challenge. “Sure enough, the consensus among world leaders today is that North Korea poses an existential threat not just to its […]

TPS termination for Haitians recommended

TPS termination for Haitians recommended

Thousands could be sent home if Trump agency has its way BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – The Trump administration is recommending sending tens of thousands of Haitians back to their homeland because it believes conditions have significantly improved in the disaster-prone, poverty-stricken nation. But the move comes as more than 40,000 Haitians continue […]

Florida Finest – April 28, 2017

Florida Finest – April 28, 2017

Thousands of Caribbean culture lovers converge on South Florida every year on the Columbus Day weekend to attend the annual Miami Broward Carnival, a series of concerts, pageants, parades, and competitions. On Carnival Day, “mas” (masquerade) bands of thousands of revelers dance and march behind 18-wheel tractor-trailer trucks with booming sound systems from morning until […]

‘It will continue’

‘It will continue’

L.A. residents see little change upon 25th anniversary of L.A. riots BY ANGEL JENNINGS AND MATT HAMILTON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES – When an angry mob erupted in violence across Los Angeles 25 years ago this week, two names were commonly invoked by those in the streets. One is well-known: Rodney G. King, the […]

Miami arts center honors ‘Moonlight’ cast

Miami arts center honors ‘Moonlight’ cast

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Hundreds attended an April 22 celebration honoring Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney, creators of the award-winning film “Moonlight’’ and the movie’s cast, crew and producers. Jenkins and McCraney are both from Miami’s Liberty City. The event was held at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in Miami. It included a […]

Fatherhood organization rolling out nationwide Real Dads Read

Fatherhood organization rolling out nationwide Real Dads Read

BLACKNEWS.COM Fathers Incorporated has announced an inaugural National Real Dads Read Day on June 9. This day is designed to encourage individuals, groups, businesses, etc., to plan reading activities in support of fathers/male caregivers and their children. It wasn’t too long ago that Fathers Incorporated, a leading national nonprofit for the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood, […]

Owners of Shea Moisture apologize for ad

Owners of Shea Moisture apologize for ad

FROM WIRE REPORTS The Black-owned hair company that produces the Shea Moisture hair product has apologized for using White women in an ad for a product primarily used by Black women with natural hair. Black women compared it to Pepsi’s recent ad fail that used Kendall Jenner. Shea Moisture first posted the ad on its […]