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Black women in the killing fields

Black women in the killing fields

Although little is known about the circumstances of her fatal encounter with Minneapolis police, Justine Damond’s death is worldwide news, a “tragedy” that sparked protests from Minnesota to her native Australia. The 40-year-old yoga and meditation teacher set the process of her demise in motion by calling the cops, at about 11:30 on a Saturday night, […]

Why America is the richest country in the world

Why America is the richest country in the world

The United States of America is much-heralded by itself, and by its friends and enemies, as the materially richest country in the world. It really should be, since it’s the only country in the world that had over 300 years of enslaved labor. This fact is well-documented in the National Museum of African American History […]

Nissan is a ‘Miracle in Mississippi’

Nissan is a ‘Miracle in Mississippi’

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union is at it again. The UAW was once the fighter for workers’ rights and decent pay. That has become passé since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the US Department of Labor being the watchdog on human resources management. Union unnecessary Frankly, the need for […]

Summit to address energy, water, food crisis

Summit to address energy, water, food crisis

International event will be presented by FAMU, Orlando Florida A&M University (FAMU) is partnering with the City of Orlando to host its 2017 Energy Water Food Nexus International Summit from Sept. 20-22 at the Hilton Orlando. This new science enterprise, launched by FAMU’s School of the Environment in 2015, will unite international thought leaders, researchers, […]

Pulse shooter’s widow:  He showed club photo

Pulse shooter’s widow: He showed club photo

ORLANDO SENTINEL ORLANDO – Noor Salman told federal investigators that her husband, Omar Mateen, showed her a photo of Pulse on his computer less than two days before he opened fire inside the Orlando nightclub, killing 49 people and injuring dozens more. But government forensic experts have not been able to find evidence of the […]

Senators seek school study funding

Senators seek school study funding

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Two Republican senators Tuesday requested a study of a long-controversial part of Florida’s school-funding formula, arguing it helps urban school districts at the expense of suburban and rural districts. Senate Education Chairwoman Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, and Sen. Travis Hutson, R-Elkton, sent a letter to Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, […]

State dealing with increase in card skimmers

State dealing with increase in card skimmers

BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Credit-card skimming devices at Florida gas stations and stores are on a dramatic rise this year. State figures show 315 skimmers had been discovered at Florida gas pumps through July 18, compared to 120 skimmers discovered through the first seven months of 2016. That represents […]

Florida’s Finest – July 28, 2017

Florida’s Finest – July 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 […]

The summer of our discontent

The summer of our discontent

Trump’s troubled presidency prompts a look at other political heat waves. BY DAVID GOLDSTEIN MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON – The nation’s capital hasn’t seen a summer like this in at least a generation. There’s growing talk that President Donald Trump might try to pull strings to remove Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating whether his […]

Average runner ‘has never been slower’

Average runner ‘has never been slower’

Statistician cites overall decrease in health as one reason Americans are slowing down. BY JEFF STRICKLER STAR TRIBUNE/TNS If you’re planning to enter a race, allow a little extra time to reach the finish line. You’re not as fast as you used to be. It’s not just you. Americans on the whole are not running […]