Jazz in the Gardens 2014 (Kim Gibson, photographer)

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SUFFERING IN SILENCE

Many Black pastors and their congregations are either uninformed or in denial about the reality of…

Second to one

Broward girls nationally ranked No.2 in chess SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER LAUDERHILL – A three-girl…

LUNAR ECLIPSE 2014

Blood moon rising This week, skywatchers in Florida and around the country had view of one…

Tampa loses 2 strong brothers

BY JENISE GRIFFIN MORGAN FLORIDA COURIER One “community soldier” was in law, the other in entertainment.…

COMPENSATION FOR THEIR LOSS?

The King family’s latest spat puts their modest finances in the spotlight, revealing that Dexter’s the…

Senators target youth unemployment

Bill gives tax credits for apprenticeships BY JAMES ROSEN MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU / MCT WASHINGTON –…

FLORIDA GENERAL BAPTIST CONVENTION / 139TH ANNUAL SESSION

‘Don’t take us for granted’ Bishop Victor T. Curry of Miami-Dade hosted a discussion with leading…

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Sony Open 2014 (Kim Gibson, photographer)

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THE MAJORITY MAKES THE RULES

THE MAJORITY MAKES THE RULES Will the Supreme Court’s latest anti-affirmative action decision allow White voters – who are the voting majority in every state except Hawaii – to use the state ballot box to legally oppress racial minority groups? COMPILED…

Restrictions sought on medical marijuana

Restrictions sought on medical marijuana Scott’s administration has concerns about proposal that puts children with epilepsy in clinical trials BY DARA KAM NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott and his surgeon general are balking at a proposal headed…

Jobless rate in state creeps up to 6.3 percent

Jobless rate in state creeps up to 6.3 percent NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASEE – For the first time since the middle of 2010, the state’s monthly jobless rate went up in March. Jobs officials say the negative movement is in part because more people…

THE MAJORITY MAKES THE RULES

THE MAJORITY MAKES THE RULES Will the Supreme Court’s latest anti-affirmative action decision allow White voters – who are the voting majority in every state except Hawaii – to use the state ballot box to legally oppress racial minority groups? COMPILED…

EARTH DAY 2014

EARTH DAY 2014 Celebrating our ‘blue marble’ Tuesday, April 22, was Earth Day, with more than a billion people in 192 countries participating in rallies, cleanups, and other activities to protect the planet. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…

Justice Department sets new federal clemency guidelines

Justice Department sets new federal clemency guidelines BY TIMOTHY M. PHELPS TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU (MCT) WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced a new initiative Wednesday to encourage nonviolent prisoners who have served at least 10 years to apply for what is expected to…

Ebony magazine names FAMU grad Mitzi Miller as editor-in-chief

Ebony magazine names FAMU grad Mitzi Miller as editor-in-chief CHICAGO – Desiree Rogers, CEO of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), has named Mitzi Miller as editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine. Miller, most recently served as editor-in-chief of JET magazine, a post she had held since May 2011. …

‘Bookdocks’ returns to air on Mondays without McGruder

‘Bookdocks’ returns to air on Mondays without McGruder BY FRAZIER MOORE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – The brash animated series “The Boondocks” returns to the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the man who spawned it, but…

‘Motown the Musical’ is Gordy’s life through song

‘Motown the Musical’ is Gordy’s life through song BY GREG KOT CHICAGO TRIBUNE/MCT How to tell the story of Berry Gordy, the visionary who signed and nurtured Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and countless other Motown hit-makers? The self-described…

EARTH DAY 2014

EARTH DAY 2014 Celebrating our ‘blue marble’ Tuesday, April 22, was Earth Day, with more than a billion people in 192 countries participating in rallies, cleanups, and other activities to protect the planet. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…

Astronomers discover another Earth-sized planet

Astronomers discover another Earth-sized planet Scientists on mission to find more in a habitable zone BY AMINA KHAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT LOS ANGELES — Sifting through observations from more than 100,000 distant stars, astronomers say they have discovered the first definitive…

Light bulb law brings changes, options

Light bulb law brings changes, options Jan. 1 phaseout of old-style 40- and 60-watt bulbs is the next step toward more efficient forms of lighting BY MARY BETH BRECKENRIDGE AKRON BEACON JOURNAL/MCT Say goodbye to the old-style light bulb. Starting Jan. 1,…

Why Obama’s clemency program doesn’t change mass incarceration

Why Obama’s clemency program doesn’t change mass incarceration

The Obama administration is talking about using presidential clemency powers to release some undetermined number, perhaps hundreds or…

America needs to build upon what LBJ gave us

America needs to build upon what LBJ gave us

Fifty years later, former President Lyndon Johnson got the tribute he more than earned. Four presidents praised his…

GOAL!

GOAL!

President Obama says ‘Obamacare’ enrolled 7.1 million people – well above the original goal of six million enrollees.…

Floridians finally receive highest military honor

Floridians finally receive highest military honor

BY MICHAEL DOYLE McCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU / MCT WASHINGTON – Uncommonly brave men and their loved ones gathered…

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