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RETRACING THE STEPS

RETRACING THE STEPS

‘Bloody Sunday’ marchers recall pains of the past and the present BY VERN SMITH TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE A day after President Barack Obama walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” – the police assault on civil rights demonstrators that led to the passage of […]

Mother of Cosby accuser sends letter to Camille

Mother of Cosby accuser sends letter to Camille

EURWEB.COM In December, Camille Cosby issued a statement defending her husband against dozens of sexual assault allegations, and pointing the finger toward the women themselves, stating, “None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim. But the question should be asked — who is the victim?” Well one of […]

Gordon goes to rehab after ‘Dr. Phil’ show

Gordon goes to rehab after ‘Dr. Phil’ show

FROM WIRE REPORTS To say Nick Gordon – who’s not at all liked by both the Bobby Brown and Houston clans and is supposedly under investigation for foul play regarding Bobbi Kristina being found face down in a bathtub of water – has some serious issues of his own is, well, an understatement. That’s easy […]

Seminoles increase efforts to protect Florida wildlife

Seminoles increase efforts to protect Florida wildlife

Hollywood-based tribe one of the country’s largest cattle operations BY DONNA GEHRKE-WHITE SUN SENTINEL (TNS) FORT LAUDERDALE — As development eats away at Florida’s untamed lands, wild animals have found an ally in the Seminole Tribe. The tribe’s 36,000-acre cattle operation on the Brighton Reservation, north of Lake Okeechobee, is an important pathway for migrating […]

Where baseball is life

Where baseball is life

Fueled by millions from MLB teams, sport thrives in impoverished country rich in talent The 20 MLB players on the Dominican Republic’s last World Baseball Classic team were paid a combined $105 million in MLB salaries. By Jared S. Hopkins Chicago Tribune SAN PEDRO de MACORIS, Dominican Republic — Winding through the dusty and chaotic […]

A MEDITERRANEAN MENU for outdoor entertaining

A MEDITERRANEAN MENU for outdoor entertaining

From Family Features When al fresco entertaining calls for some flavorful inspiration, look to the fresh and abundant offerings of Mediterranean cuisine. Inspired by its coastal origins, traditional Greek dishes feature a colorful collection of fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes and grilled fare. Whether you’re serving friends with a themed event or simply enjoying a homemade […]

Oates’ new ‘Sacrifice’ loosely based on Brawley case

Oates’ new ‘Sacrifice’ loosely based on Brawley case

DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER As “The Sacrifice,’’ Joyce Carol Oates’ remarkable novel begins, Sybilla Frye, a 15-year-old girl has been found in the basement of a deserted New Jersey factory, bound, gagged, brutally beaten, smeared with feces, with an epithet (“Nigra Bitch Ku Klux Klann”) written on her stomach. Sybilla […]

‘THE LEAST EXPENSIVE NEGRO’

‘THE LEAST EXPENSIVE NEGRO’

A Black media owner sues the Rev. Al Sharpton and civil rights organizations for allegedly providing cover for discrimination against Black-owned media, and says President Obama is ‘bought and paid for’ by Comcast, America’s largest cable company. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF LOS ANGELES – Black media entrepreneur Byron Allen has filed a $20 billion […]

Ferguson violates Blacks’ rights

Ferguson violates Blacks’ rights

Feds won’t charge Brown’s killer COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS FERGUSON, Mo. – The Ferguson Police Department – whose actions after Police Officer Darren Wilson’s fatal shooting of young, unarmed Michael Brown in August sparked violent protests and a nationwide outcry – has persistently and repeatedly violated the constitutional rights of Blacks, jailing them for minor […]

ISRAEL’S BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SPEAKS TO CONGRESS

ISRAEL’S BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SPEAKS TO CONGRESS

‘It’s a very bad deal’ President Obama shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a frosty meeting in the White House in October 2014. In Tuesday’s speech to Congress, Netanyahu vociferously attacked Obama’s negotiations with Iran. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/ABACA PRESS/MCT)