Jazz in the Gardens 2014 (Kim Gibson, photographer)

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‘COULD FERGUSON HAPPEN HERE?’

A young unarmed Black man is shot dead by a White cop. What happens in the…

Former B-CU coach under fire

‘Prison coach’ story goes national COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORT MONTGOMERY, ALA. – The world…

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

Another HBCU on the brink On Feb. 16, supporters of historically Black South Carolina State University…

Obamacare enrollment soars, White House says

BY NOAM N. LEVEY TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – Approximately 11.4 million people have…

THE DEBATE BEGINS

Obama opens door to American ground troops in fight against Islamic State BY LESLEY CLARK AND…

‘Gov. FCAT’ defends himself

Jeb’s education legacy uncertain COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS Now weighing a run for president,…

WHITNEY ELIZABETH HOUSTON, 1963-2012

No peace for her family Wednesday was the third anniversary of Whitney Houston’s death. It was…

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WELCOME TO SOUTH FLORIDA

WELCOME TO SOUTH FLORIDA President Obama makes the case for immigration reform – and consolidates Latino support for Democrats – as Congress tries to avoid a Department of Homeland Security shutdown. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS HIALEAH – President Obama faced…

Keep your eyes open

Keep your eyes open Legislative session tackling major issues BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers will gather March 3 in the Capitol for the pomp-filled start of the 2015 legislative session. For 60 days,…

Feds won’t prosecute Zimmerman for Trayvon’s death

Feds won’t prosecute Zimmerman for Trayvon’s death BY JEFF WEINER AND RENE STUTZMAN ORLANDO SENTINEL / TNS George Zimmerman will not face federal civil rights charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday,…

WELCOME TO SOUTH FLORIDA

WELCOME TO SOUTH FLORIDA President Obama makes the case for immigration reform – and consolidates Latino support for Democrats – as Congress tries to avoid a Department of Homeland Security shutdown. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS HIALEAH – President Obama faced…

EL HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ (MALCOLM X)

EL HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ (MALCOLM X) ‘Our Black shining prince’ One of the world’s most renowned Black human rights activists, El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was murdered at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, N.Y. on Feb. 21, 1965. He was 39 years old.…

First lady honors women of the movement

First lady honors women of the movement Little Rock Nine member and journalist among White House honorees BY DAVID HUDSON SPECIAL TO TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE In 1957, Carlotta Walls, a 14-year-old African-American girl living in Little Rock, Ark., elected to attend Little…

Common, Legend’s Oscar speech was all about freedom and justice

Common, Legend’s Oscar speech was all about freedom and justice EURWEB.COM The Feb. 23 Oscar ceremony ended with “Selma” batting 500. It lost Best Picture, but won Best Original Song trophy for performers and songwriters Common and John Legend. In his acceptance speech at the Academy Awards…

PBS’ ‘American Denial’ explores racism

PBS’ ‘American Denial’ explores racism EURWEB.COM A provocative PBS documentary, “American Denial,” examines racism partly through the prism of Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 groundbreaking research of Jim Crow racism in the Deep South to show that despite electing Barack Obama…

Holt holding it down; ‘NBC Nightly News’ ratings stay high

Holt holding it down; ‘NBC Nightly News’ ratings stay high EURWEB.COM Lester Holt is giving NBC a solid reason not to worry too much about suspending Brian Williams. Richard Prince‘s Journal-isms cites a report from the Los Angeles Times, which revealed that the “NBC Nightly News”…

Apple to offer diverse smiley faces

Apple to offer diverse smiley faces THE ROOT Apple unveiled its diverse emoji sets in both OS X 10.10.3 and iOS 8.3 beta 2 Monday.  The new selections are available in six different color schemes that change the hair and skin tones…

Facebook closes deal with WhatsApp for $21.8 billion

Facebook closes deal with WhatsApp for $21.8 billion BY PARESH DAVE LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) Facebook Inc. welcomed WhatsApp to its family on Monday as the Silicon Valley social media company closed its $21.8-billion purchase of the popular chat app. First announced in February,…

Twitter to start testing ‘buy’ buttons

Twitter to start testing ‘buy’ buttons BY KATIE LANDAN LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) Impulse shopping online got a little easier Monday with Twitter’s announcement that it will begin testing a “buy” button on tweets. The San Francisco-based company plans to gradually roll…

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 247

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 247

HBCUs in trouble, Part 2 – Last week, I mentioned that taking public HBCUs private – for example,…

El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz was the best of Black manhood

El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz was the best of Black manhood

OSSIE DAVIS HISTORICAL COMMENTARY Editor’s note: On Feb. 27, 1965, actor/playwright Ossie Davis eulogized Malcolm X, also known…

Obamacare enrollment soars, White House says

Obamacare enrollment soars, White House says

BY NOAM N. LEVEY TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – Approximately 11.4 million people have signed up…

NOTHING TO LOSE

NOTHING TO LOSE

President Obama comes out swinging, taunts the GOP-dominated Congress and challenges them to help the middle class in…

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