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Sessions, Holder and mass Black incarceration

Sessions, Holder and mass Black incarceration

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the deep-fried racist from Alabama, would like to turn the clock back to pre-Emancipation, but will settle for a return to the good old days of Bill Clinton, the mega-incarcerating con man from Hope, Arkansas. It is important to maintain an historical perspective on the actual policies that are being pushed […]

B-CU, Notre Dame, and ‘acceptable’ protests

B-CU, Notre Dame, and ‘acceptable’ protests

JARRETT L. CARTER, SR. GUEST EDITORIAL Several pundits and writers have criticized graduates at historically Black Bethune-Cookman University for incivility shown during US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ speech, but have withheld similar critique for graduates from the University of Notre Dame. What makes one protest uncivil, and the other acceptable? Why are B-CU grads jeopardizing […]

Donald Trump – ‘The disastrous rise of misplaced power’

Donald Trump – ‘The disastrous rise of misplaced power’

DR. WILMER J. LEON III NNPA COLUMIST Donald Trump, the six-time bankrupted “businessman,” ran for president as a non-conformist, non-political outsider.  He fanned the flames of nationalism, xenophobia, racism, misogyny and anti-Muslim bigotry to capture the hearts and minds of a disenchanted, anti-status quo electorate. His message of hate resonated with this part of the […]

Checkmate!  Special counsel investigates Trump-Russia ties

Checkmate! Special counsel investigates Trump-Russia ties

Donald Trump telegraphed his intent to politicize the Department of Justice (DOJ) when he nominated his campaign hitman, Jeff Sessions, as attorney general. But even Republicans could not tolerate the stench of allowing Sessions to preside over DOJ matters related to alleged collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia. Bipartisan pressure forced Sessions to recuse […]

Trump must keep his promise to Haitians

Trump must keep his promise to Haitians

MICHAEL A. BARNETT, ESQ. GUEST COMMENTARY Editor’s note – This is an open letter written to President Trump. This week, the Trump administration extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for six months. Dear President Trump, Our friends in the Haitian community need your help. We strongly urge you to instruct the Secretary of Homeland Security John […]

Wariness, optimism of Trump by HBCUs

Wariness, optimism of Trump by HBCUs

Funding for Black institutions remains a major concern BY KURTIS LEE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Since taking office, President Donald Trump has pledged “unwavering support” for the critical educational missions of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), invited leaders of those institutions to the White House and even dispatched his Education secretary to deliver her first […]

Florida’s Finest – May 26, 2017

Florida’s Finest – May 26, 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 […]

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

As the U.S. observes Memorial Day, here are some fast facts about the place considered the nation’s most hallowed ground. Lying just across the river from Washington D.C., Arlington National Cemetery bears witness to America’s history, pays tribute to our military and recognizes the sacrifice made by our men and women in uniform. The Arlington […]

Do drugs that calm stomachs damage kidneys?

Do drugs that calm stomachs damage kidneys?

The answer’s unclear about the harm of proton pump inhibitors. BY SYDNEY LUPKIN AND PAULINE BARTOLONE KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS Sherry Herman was watching TV when the ad popped up on the screen. Lawyers were seeking clients for a class-action lawsuit, suggesting a link between certain heartburn pills and chronic kidney disease — including the beige […]

Pediatricians pushing fruit, not juice

Pediatricians pushing fruit, not juice

BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The American Academy of Pediatrics has some new advice about juice: Kids should resist the urge to drink it. If you’re craving something fruity and refreshing, try eating a piece of fruit instead. If you’re thirsty, you can wash it down with some water. Sure, juice has some things […]