Unarmed, shot dead

S.C. cop charged with killing fleeing Black man COMPILED FROM STAFF REPORTS NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – A South Carolina police officer was charged with murder in...

2015 NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Huskie women celebrate in Tampa The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team erupts in celebration after defeating Notre Dame, 63-53, Tuesday in the NCAA Championship game...

Ferguson City Council will include three Blacks

BY STEPHEN DEERE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH / TNS FERGUSON, MO.– For the first time in Ferguson’s 120-year history, its city council will have three Black members. Perhaps...

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES?

Florida law now prevents Black farmers in Florida from legally growing medical marijuana, continuing a history of discrimination and costing those farmers millions of...

Florida’s HBCUs may get a break

Legislature considers ‘state’ college restrictions COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – The battle over how far Florida colleges should be allowed to go in...

2015 MIAMI OPEN

700 wins with more to come Miami Open defending champion Serena Williams hustles toward the ball in a quarterfinal match in this year’s tournament in...

Buhari claims historic win in Nigeria election

BY ROBYN DIXON LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS In a historic breakthrough for Nigerian democracy, President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat Tuesday in a hard-fought presidential election,...

AFGHANISTAN, THE GOP, IRAN

President Obama’s full plate this week includes slowing down troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, fighting the GOP budget, and selling a nuclear deal with Iran. COMPILED...

Mental health scrutinized

Lawmakers may increase coordination, funding BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – As Florida lawmakers study the impact of mental illness on the state’s...

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS 2015

Funkin’ in Miami Gardens Trumpeter Tom Browne was one of a stellar group of performers appearing at the 10th annual Jazz in the Gardens music...

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