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FAILING GRADES

FAILING GRADES

Maybe many of Florida’s cities, counties and publicly-traded companies don’t believe in hiring a diverse workforce or doing business with Black-owned businesses and media outlets. Or maybe they just don’t want to talk about it. SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER FORT LAUDERDALE – The Florida State Conference of NAACP Branches’ latest Diversity Matters Report Card […]

Notables pick sides in Scott vs. Ayala

Notables pick sides in Scott vs. Ayala

FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – On one side, there’s the Florida Cabinet, the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association and the Republican-dominated Florida House of Representatives. On the other side, there’s the Florida State Conference of NAACP Branches, the Florida Legislative Black Caucus, Color of Change, the Dream Defenders, Service Employees International Union, and more […]

PRINCE ROGERS NELSON, 1958-2016

PRINCE ROGERS NELSON, 1958-2016

One year ago this week In this file photo, Prince performs “Purple Rain” as the opening act during the 46th Annual Grammy Awards show on Feb. 8, 2004 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Prince died on April 21, 2016. He was 57.  (RICHARD HARTOG/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS)

State House apologizes for abuse, racism

State House apologizes for abuse, racism

School and law enforcement atrocities cited FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – On Tuesday, the Florida House of Representatives recognized and apologized for the state government’s collaboration and involvement in two notorious incidents in Florida’s recent history. Torture at boys school With 17 former students of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys watching […]

What kind of foolish hater are you?

What kind of foolish hater are you?

Unfortunately, many children at one time or another say they hate one or both of their parents. This behavior is unacceptable. But it’s understandable for toddlers, adolescents and even immature teenagers. Maybe Mama told you not to eat cookies and candy and preferred that you ate fruits and vegetables. Perhaps Daddy told you to be […]

NAN to host first major gathering of Blacks since Trump era

NAN to host first major gathering of Blacks since Trump era

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The National Action Network (NAN), led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, will convene its annual national convention from April 26-29, describing it as “the first major gathering of African-Americans in the Donald Trump era in his hometown of New York.” The convention will be held at Sheraton Times Square, 811 7th […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 295

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 295

Bill O’Reilly is no longer a ‘Factor’ – It was about the money, not the sexual harassment charges.  Fox did cost-benefit analysis and dumped O’Reilly when advertisers dumped his show, a contagion that could spread to the network. Which brings me to… Florida legislative apologies and ‘beg-pardons’– Don’t let that Florida sunshine and the smell […]

Trump joins Democrats in the ‘War Party’

Trump joins Democrats in the ‘War Party’

In 2016, Donald Trump turned the political world upside down, and not just because his victory prevailed against conventional wisdom. Trump claimed to want a new direction in foreign policy. Gone would be the trade deals that sent American workers on a race to an endless bottom. He said that he wanted a new relationship […]

Trump’s avoidance of Black Press reveals tense relations

Trump’s avoidance of Black Press reveals tense relations

PAUL DELANEY GUEST COMMENTARY At the very beginning of the new administration, and probably in a moment of hubris, Omarosa Manigault, an aide to President Donald Trump, promised that the first newspaper interview with the new president would go to a member of the Black press. Nobody took her seriously. In fact, such a meeting […]

Black Lives Matter revives toxic ‘Black capitalism’ myths

Black Lives Matter revives toxic ‘Black capitalism’ myths

There’s a box of odious and discredited myths that hold that African-Americans have less wealth and higher rates of poverty, joblessness and other negative social indicators because we ain’t thrifty, because we don’t save and invest like some other folks, because we don’t spend our cash with Black businesses, and we just do not properly […]

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