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Another ‘first’ of many

Joyner selected Senate Dem leader COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – Sen. Arthenia Joyner…

Kissing transfers 80 million bacteria, scientists say

BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS A 10-second “intimate kiss” can transfer a whopping…

‘NO THANKS, MR. PRESIDENT’

President Obama’s low popularity causes him to avoid states like Florida on the midterm campaign trail;…

ELECTION 2014

Young souls to the polls Bethune-Cookman University students walked from the school to City Island Library…

Wiped out in Georgia

State may not count ‘missing’ voters COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS ATLANTA – On Tuesday, a Georgia…

FAMU suddenly fires head football coach

COMPILED FROM STAFF REPORTS Florida A&M University Athletic Director Kellen Winslow, Sr. unexpectedly fired Head Football…

CANINE CONSPIRACY?

Tampa police arrest a Black activist on ‘trumped-up’ charges – including animal cruelty against a beloved…

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Marissa Alexander accepts plea; to be released in January

Marissa Alexander accepts plea; to be released in January NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Facing a sentence of 60 years in prison for firing a gun at her alleged abuser, a Jacksonville woman Monday accepted a plea deal that will see her released in two months.…

JULIA T. CHERRY

JULIA T. CHERRY Happy 87th birthday! The Cherry family celebrated the latest birthday of family matriarch Julia T. Cherry with dinner in Daytona Beach on Nov. 16. Pictured, left to right, are Cassandra Cherry Kittles, Charles W. Cherry II,…

COUNTDOWN TO THE CLASSIC

COUNTDOWN TO THE CLASSIC The annual showdown between B-CU and FAMU is Saturday in Orlando FROM STAFF REPORTS When the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats and Florida A&M University Rattlers face off on Saturday, it will be for the 69th time overall…

Jamal Bryant Spearheads Coalition of Black Churches #HandsUP,Don’tSpend!

Jamal Bryant Spearheads Coalition of Black Churches #HandsUP,Don’tSpend! Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant, Pastor and Founder of Empowerment Temple Church and President of the Empowerment Movement, announced the launch of a new national economic mobilization effort titled #HandsUpDon’tSpend.WHO: This strategic collaboration is anchored by faith-based denominations from…

SINCE CONGRESS WON’T…

SINCE CONGRESS WON’T… President Obama will move forward with immigration reform on his own, fulfilling a promise to do so with or without congressional approval. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – President Obama will detail his long-awaited executive action…

Another ‘first’ of many

Another ‘first’ of many Joyner selected Senate Dem leader COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – Sen. Arthenia Joyner will now lead the Democratic Party on the floor of the Florida Senate, a little more than a half century…

Viewers outraged by Lifetime’s tweets during ‘Aaliyah’ biopic

Viewers outraged by Lifetime’s tweets during ‘Aaliyah’ biopic EURWEB.COM A biopic of any nature can be a sensitive subject for some, but for Lifetime, who aired “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B” on Nov. 15, viewers took offense after the network posted several tweets during the…

Solange does it her way

Solange does it her way Social media has been buzzing all week over the Nov. 16 wedding of Solange Knowles, 28, to video director Alan Ferguson, 51, in New Orleans. The bride wore white – and so did everyone else. For…

NBC drops Cosby comedy project in wake of rape allegations

NBC drops Cosby comedy project in wake of rape allegations TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE NBC has dropped the planned Bill Cosby comedy pilot in wake of increased allegations by several women who claimed that he raped and sexually assaulted them. “We can confirm that that the Cosby…

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…

Waterproof Gadgets

Waterproof Gadgets When electronics and water DO mix, these products are worth a look While it might not seem like a logical choice to bring portable electronic gadgets to the beach or pool, if you choose correctly, anything…

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 233

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 233

Bill Cosby – Nexflix and NBC dropped him. “The Cosby Show” reruns are off the air, primarily because…

There are good preachers and bad preachers

There are good preachers and bad preachers

Sometimes in Gantt Report columns I comment about preachers. Obviously, all preachers are not alike. Comments made are…

‘NO THANKS, MR. PRESIDENT’

‘NO THANKS, MR. PRESIDENT’

President Obama’s low popularity causes him to avoid states like Florida on the midterm campaign trail; support from…

Black voters’ focus: ‘Bread and butter’ issues

Black voters’ focus: ‘Bread and butter’ issues

As Americans head to the voting booth, their priorities continue to be the economy, education and jobs. TRICE…

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