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SURVIVOR’S STORY: They were trying to kill me

SURVIVOR’S STORY: They were trying to kill me

Hip-hop artist describes beating in Charlottesville that left him with head wound, other injuries BY DAVID S. CLOUD TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — As a gang of White supremacists was beating him bloody, De’Andre Harris thought he might not survive and wondered why police were not rushing to defend him. The result of the […]

Rice reflects on the state of democracy

Rice reflects on the state of democracy

BY DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER A staunch supporter of Poland’s Solidarity Movement, Lane Kirkland, the head of the AFL-CIO, proclaimed in the 1980s that the transition to democracy “is not decided in the palaces of power but on the streets and in the workplaces.” If civil society – labor unions, […]

Will Packer’s ‘Black America’

Will Packer’s ‘Black America’

The FAMU graduate and Hollywood producer has found success with mostly Black casts. One of his new projects is an Amazon alternate history drama. BY RYAN FAUGHNDER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS In the run-up to his latest movie “Girls Trip,” producer Will Packer didn’t rely on massive billboard campaigns in Los Angeles and New York. Instead, […]

The dark web is a criminal cesspool

The dark web is a criminal cesspool

Secretive corner of internet a hub for child videos, weapons, drugs, stolen identities BY TIM JOHNSON TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE LAS VEGAS — An internet realm known as the dark web was once promoted as a safe haven for political dissidents and libertarians worldwide, and financed partly by the State Department. But it has turned into […]

Nearly a third of US teens use electronics to cheat

Nearly a third of US teens use electronics to cheat

BY SHARON NOGUCHI MERCURY NEWS/TNS U.S. teenagers think they are savvy about cybersecurity — so much that nearly one-third skirt school safeguards to access banned content and 29 percent admit to using tech devices to cheat in school — but more than twice that many say they know of classmates who have cheated with devices, […]

Active community assistance

Active community assistance

5 helpful ways to lend a hand From Family Features Social responsibility comes in all shapes and sizes, but ultimately it comes down to one common purpose: making the world a better place. From volunteering at local shelters and community centers to feeding those in need at your local food bank, there are countless ways […]

Actress to serve as artist-in-residence at FAMU

Actress to serve as artist-in-residence at FAMU

This fall, Florida A&M University (FAMU) theater students will have the opportunity to train with one of the institution’s most accomplished alumni in Hollywood. T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, internationally acclaimed and award-winning performer, director, writer and producer, will become FAMU’s first W.K. Kellogg Foundation artist-in-residence in the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (CSSAH) theater […]

In a league of her own

In a league of her own

Claire Smith made history last week by becoming the first female and fourth Black to receive Baseball Hall of Fame award. BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Sports writer Claire Smith made history on July 29 when she became the first woman to be presented the J.G. Taylor Spink Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame. The […]

The best and worst things to buy in August

The best and worst things to buy in August

Back-to-school supplies, yes. No on 50-inch TV and fall fashion. BY JODI O’CONNELL GOBANKINGRATES.COM/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE While the summer doesn’t officially end until late September, August signifies the end of lazy afternoons by the pool and beach getaways for many people. Unlike June and July, August doesn’t have any big barbecue or gift-giving holidays, […]

How much it costs to stock average family refrigerator

How much it costs to stock average family refrigerator

BY JODI O’CONNELL GOBANKINGRATES.COM/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Home refrigerators were originally used to store just a few perishable essentials like meat and milk. In fact, the first electric units of the 1920s were only slightly bigger than modern mini-fridges. Nearly 100 years later, refrigerators are bigger than ever and used to store the bulk of […]

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