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Celebrating Black troops’ triumphant entry into Richmond

Celebrating Black troops’ triumphant entry into Richmond

On Sunday, April 3, 1865, according to Thomas Morris Chester, the only Black Civil War correspondent, “Brevet Brigadier General Draper’s brigade of colored troops, and Brevet Major General August Kautz’s division were the first infantry to enter Richmond. The gallant 36th U.S. Colored Troops, under Lieutenant Colonel B.F. Pratt, has the honor of being the […]

Alice Flowers’ parent abuse bill

Alice Flowers’ parent abuse bill

ROGER CALDWELL GUEST COLUMNIST Alice Slaughter-Flowers and her daughter, Tiffany Kelly, returned home from Tallahassee this week, extremely delighted with the support they received from many of the legislators.  After talking to legislators for the second year in a row, and working to get their Parent Abuse bill recognized as a category of Domestic Violence, […]

Killer cops boost body count in war on Black America

Killer cops boost body count in war on Black America

“Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me, that, for […]

Facing ‘officer friendly’ while Black

Facing ‘officer friendly’ while Black

Without the video, North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael T. Slager would likely have gotten away with murder. Without the video, we wouldn’t see Officer Michael T. Slager have the, shall we say, presence of mind, to quickly retrieve what appears to be his Taser and plant it beside the lifeless body of Walter Lamar […]

Valuing African-Americans as human beings

Valuing African-Americans as human beings

How many times are we going to hear of another police shooting regarding a White police officer and an unarmed Black man? What happened in North Charleston, South Carolina with the shooting and killing of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man at the hands of Officer Michael Slager, a White police officer continues to point […]

US removing Cuba from list of state sponsors of terror

US removing Cuba from list of state sponsors of terror

President required to inform Congress 45 days before directive takes effect BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MIAMI HERALD/TNS After 33 years of designating Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism, the United States is removing its Caribbean neighbor from a list of terrorist nations in another sign of warming relations between the two countries. President Barack Obama sent […]

Florida’s Finest – Meet Will & Cybil

Florida’s Finest – Meet Will & Cybil

More than 4,000 cruisers joined nationally syndicated radio talk show host Tom Joyner on the 13th annual Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage 2012 aboard Royal Caribbean’s “Navigator of the Seas,” one of the world’s largest cruise ships. Featured in April 2012, the Florida Courier spotlights some of the best-looking people on board. Will, who lives […]

FADES AND FELLOWSHIP

FADES AND FELLOWSHIP

Gatherings of Black men, fused by ‘The Barbershop Diaries’ documentary, leads to open and raw conversations. BY DAVID E. EARLY SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS/TNS SAN JOSE, Calif. — In African-American culture, the barbershop has long been called “the Black man’s country club.” Intimacy results because cutting hair is personal and tactile — artistic, yet precise. […]

Spike Lee’s ‘Chiraq’ sparks debate about the term

Spike Lee’s ‘Chiraq’ sparks debate about the term

BY LOLLY BOWEAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Reports that filmmaker Spike Lee is planning to shoot a feature movie in Chicago called “Chiraq” ruined Aaron Pierce’s mood last week. “I’m just really concerned about using that name,” said Pierce, a Chicago rapper who started an “Anti-Chiraq” social media campaign and also runs a mentoring program for public […]

Soul legend Percy Sledge succumbs to cancer

Soul legend Percy Sledge succumbs to cancer

BY RANDY LEWIS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The way soul singer Percy Sledge often told the story, his unexpected entry into pop music immortality came out of a Christmas party performance gone south. Sledge, who had been working as a hospital orderly and was often asked by patients to sing for them, was invited to entertain […]