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JUST THE BEGINNING

JUST THE BEGINNING

White supremacists are energized as cities and counter-protesters gear up to fight them. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. – The thousands of demonstrators have left. The bronze statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, around which the protests were focused, remained standing. A memorial service was held Wednesday for Heather Heyer, the woman who […]

OUT AND ABOUT / FLORIDA COURIER

OUT AND ABOUT / FLORIDA COURIER

Grand view from the Grand Canyon Charles W. Cherry III (in black) and Chayla Cherry (in blue) enjoy the view 8,700 feet above the floor of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim in Arizona. Publisher Charles W. Cherry II will write about an epic three-week, 7,700-mile round-trip journey with Chayla and Charles III from South Florida […]

Gators say no

Gators say no

Racist leader won’t speak on campus BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The University of Florida is refusing to allow White nationalist leader Richard Spencer to speak on campus next month, citing “serious concerns” about safety in the aftermath of a deadly weekend clash in Charlottesville, Va. In a message to […]

Essence magazine to be sold

Essence magazine to be sold

SPECIAL TO THE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE FROM TARGET MARKET NEWS Time Inc. has announced that it plans to sell a majority of its ownership in Essence magazine, the 47-year-old lifestyle monthly for African-American women, and one of the most successful publications among all American magazines. According to a story reported in The Wall Street […]

‘THE CLOCK IS TICKING’

‘THE CLOCK IS TICKING’

Three years later, entrepreneurs help Ferguson slowly move from the spotlight while under watchful eye of the feds. BY DOUG MOORE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH / TNS FERGUSON, Mo. – The mayor would like for the questions to go away. But three years later, they persist. James Knowles III typically gives an answer befitting a good […]

FLORIDA COURIER / OUT AND ABOUT

FLORIDA COURIER / OUT AND ABOUT

A stop along the way After stopping in Abilene, Kansas during a cross-country trip, Chayla Cherry and Charles W. Cherry III read the inscriptions on the graves of former U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, his wife, Mamie, and their son Doud during a tour of the Eisenhower Library and Museum. (FLORIDA COURIER / CHARLES W. CHERRY […]

Trump’s grade? Incomplete

Trump’s grade? Incomplete

HBCU leaders still waiting BY WILLIAM DOUGLAS AND ANITA KUMAR MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – With great fanfare, President Donald Trump vowed to outdo former President Barack Obama in supporting the nation’s historically Black colleges when he signed an executive order in February to place oversight of the schools directly in the White […]

Lawmakers take aim at opioid crisis

Lawmakers take aim at opioid crisis

BY NATHALIE SCZUBLEWSKI THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA LAKE WORTH – Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala held a roundtable discussion Tuesday in Palm Beach County with lawmakers, local leaders and public-safety officials to address Florida’s opioid crisis. Palm Beach County is one of the epicenters of the epidemic. From January through May of this year, […]

IT’S NO LAUGHING MATTER

IT’S NO LAUGHING MATTER

Black police executives reject Trump’s encouragement to rough up suspects. BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The nation’s premier association of Black police executives – convening in Atlanta this week – has responded to rogue statements made by President Donald Trump encouraging police officers to “please, don’t be too nice” to suspects being […]

EMBRACING THEIR BEAUTY

EMBRACING THEIR BEAUTY

Photo of Delta line sisters goes viral This photo of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority sisters, who pledged together at Florida A&M University 10 years ago, has gone viral. The line sisters celebrated their beauty and sisterhood during a trip to Costa Rica last month. The women say their “Melanin Illustrated’ photo shoot was to showcase […]

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