THE NRA’S BLACK FACE

A Texas lawyer who calls himself ‘an urban gun enthusiast’ defends the Second Amendment and gun ownership.  He’s neither old, fat, nor White. BY MOLLY...

Courier wins best front-page honor from Florida Press Association

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Florida Courier placed third for best front pages in the Florida Press Association’s annual Better Weekly Newspaper Contest. The Courier staff was...

Obama’s Africa trip a delicate dance of diplomacy

BY CHRISTI PARSONS TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – President Barack Obama’s five-day trip to Africa that ended Tuesday with a rousing speech to the...

THE NRA – FRIEND OR FOE?

Billing itself as ‘America’s longest-standing civil rights organization,’ the National Rifle Association has been missing in historical action as far as ‘Negroes with guns’...

FAMU trustees clash with latest president

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Little more than a year into her job, Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum on Tuesday...

Mystery clouds Bland’s death

Cops question mental health BY MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE, MICHAEL MUSKAL AND CHRISTINE MAI-DUC LOS ANGELES TIMES /TNS HOUSTON – Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas cell three...

NO BULLETS, NO BOOKS

For more than a century, descendants of enslaved Africans could be punished or put to death for learning to read or arming themselves. The...

Study supports reducing juvenile arrests

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A new study on diversion programs for juvenile offenders is helping bolster a call to expand...

Cutting the deal

Obama’s worldview shows in Iran agreement BLOOMBERG NEWS /TNS WASHINGTON – The Iran nuclear deal is as much the product of Barack Obama’s worldview as any...

TIME TO GET ‘STRAPPED’

A Black professional gun expert says Black-on-Black crime is a myth and urges African-Americans to be prepared to legally and properly defend themselves –...

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