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SOUL FOOD – THE LEGACY

SOUL FOOD – THE LEGACY

The imagination and desperation of enslaved Africans forever changed the way the American South cooks and eats. But there’s an unhealthy price to be paid, ironically by their African-American descendants. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER The roots of “soul food” run deep within the annals of African-American living. The South reigns as king of soul […]

What about Africa?

What about Africa?

Not much expected from Trump BY GRANT CLARK URBAN NEWS SERVICE  After a two-year election campaign and weeks into his presidency, Africans still have no idea how Donald J. Trump plans to deal with this continent of 54 nations. Since the launch of his political career, Trump has barely mentioned Africa, home to six of […]

CARNAGE IN CHICAGO

CARNAGE IN CHICAGO

Murders continue unabated Chicago police stand near where a toddler and a man were fatally shot and a woman was wounded in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood on Tuesday –Valentine’s Day. As of Feb. 15, there have been 77 homicides in the Chicago area since Jan. 1. (E. JASON WAMBSGANS/CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS)

Plan allowing liquor sales in grocery stories to be tweaked

Plan allowing liquor sales in grocery stories to be tweaked

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A controversial proposal that would allow liquor to be sold in grocery stores was nearly capped in its first House committee as lawmakers expressed concerns about who could handle the bottles. The House Career & Competition Subcommittee voted 8-7 Wednesday to approve the proposal (HB 81), but Rep. […]

MIXED LEGACY

MIXED LEGACY

Has Black America benefited from eight years of Barack Obama? It depends on who you ask. COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS With President Barack Obama out of office after two terms, discussions are swirling about his legacy and the place he’ll eventually take among this most exclusive fraternity. Even as they celebrate Obama’s considerable […]

Doing fine, thanks

Doing fine, thanks

Obama frolics with billionaire COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – The Internet was abuzz this week with pictures of former President Barack Obama seemingly having the time of his life as he and First Lady Michelle Obama vacationed with billionaire Richard Branson, the founder of Great Britain’s Virgin Group of international businesses. Branson […]

OBAMA’S SECOND TERM

OBAMA’S SECOND TERM

A vote of confidence Barack Obama’s racially and generationally diverse voting coalition came out in 2012 to award him another four years in the White House, despite the GOP’s strategic efforts to make voting more difficult. This was the front page of the Florida Courier’s 2012 special elections issue.

Obama’s words shine in new documentary

Obama’s words shine in new documentary

BY ALEX GANGITANO CQ-ROLL CALL/ TNS WASHINGTON – Eighteen days after Barack Obama handed over the presidency of the United States to his successor, a film about his craft debuted. The Smithsonian Channel’s “Obama Years: The Power of Words” frames Obama as the “Writer in Chief” and discusses the value the former president put on […]

CRISIS AND DRAMA

CRISIS AND DRAMA

Donald Trump picks a Supreme Court nominee, then picks a fight with Iran, as his new administration lurches along. Editor’s note: Part 2 of Publisher Charles W. Cherry II’s series on ‘What’s next for Black America’ will return next week. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – President Trump nominated federal Judge Neil M. Gorsuch on […]

Christmas in Talladega

Christmas in Talladega

HBCU raises $670,000 from Fox News viewers BY BROOKIE MADISON HOWARD UNIVERSITY NEWS SERVICE VIA THE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE TALLADEGA, ALA. – At Talladega College, a tiny historically Black institution 55 miles east of Birmingham, Ala., the president, the administration, the band director and the school’s 230-member marching band are as giddy in anticipation […]