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BUILDING BLACK WEALTH

BUILDING BLACK WEALTH

That’s the goal of a consortium of Black organizations will focus on economics rather than civil rights. FROM THE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE According to the various statistics, the economic condition of America’s Black community is in dire straits: • A recent study by Harvard University found that homeownership in the Black community stands at […]

FLORIDA COURIER / OUT AND ABOUT

FLORIDA COURIER / OUT AND ABOUT

Last call for summer vacations Chayla Cherry, right, takes a picture of her brother Charles W. Cherry III during a visit last week to the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee. Families statewide are getting last-minute vacation time in before school starts next month. (FLORIDA COURIER / CHARLES W. CHERRY II)

Lawsuit vs. B-CU rages on

Lawsuit vs. B-CU rages on

Judge allows case to proceed BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF DAYTONA BEACH – A Volusia County (Daytona Beach) state circuit court judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) and its board of trustees of violating its own rules when it terminated former trustee A. Ray Brinson from the board, allegedly in retaliation […]

NAACP names interim president/CEO

NAACP names interim president/CEO

BY FREDERICK H. LOWE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, has named Derrick Johnson, formerly the vice chair of its board of directors, interim president and CEO, succeeding Cornell William Brooks who was not offered a new contract when his old one expired on June 30. Brooks was named […]

When White folks get shot

When White folks get shot

If you get thrown in the back of a paddy wagon and denied requested medical treatment, if you get lynched and hung, beaten and stomped, sodomized, choked or shot down by a law enforcement officer for a suspicious reason, it doesn’t matter what race, creed or color you are. You are still victimized. You are […]

State’s jobless rate falls; now at 4.1 percent

State’s jobless rate falls; now at 4.1 percent

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s unemployment rate fell to 4.1 percent in June, down 0.2 percentage points from the previous month and representing 419,000 people out of work from the state’s labor force of 10.14 million. Estimates from the state Department of Economic Opportunity show the number of people working in Florida grew by […]

Senator questions algebra test fairness

Senator questions algebra test fairness

While praising a recent legislative decision to eliminate an end-of-course exam for students taking Algebra II, a Northeast Florida senator is raising questions about whether the change is being applied fairly. Sen. Travis Hutson, R-Elkton, sent a letter last week to top state education officials that focused on students who took the exam during the […]

Trump’s cold-hearted agenda is immoral

Trump’s cold-hearted agenda is immoral

Candidates say campaigns are about articulating programs, issues and priorities. But people vote for candidates based on how that person makes them feel. Consciously or unconsciously, elections are about giving voice to values. Voters are moral proxies who want to know that a candidate or elected official truly cares about them – that they are […]

White supremacists in sheep’s clothing

White supremacists in sheep’s clothing

As a minister for close to 20 years, I’m disturbed at what I’m seeing in Christendom. What has me troubled about what’s happening is the fake and phony preaching that’s done by wolves in sheep clothing. I’m speaking about many (but not all) White evangelical preachers, as well as those Black ministers who have been […]

Democrats control healthcare debate, block reforms

Democrats control healthcare debate, block reforms

Watching US Senate Republicans deal with healthcare reform, you would think they were in clown college and not members of a lawmaking body. After promising constituents for seven years that they would repeal and replace Obamacare, they have thus far reneged – betraying the public trust. Sticking together One thing you can say about the […]

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