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US anxiety levels climb fastest in the world

US anxiety levels climb fastest in the world

BY TIM JOHNSON MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU /TNS WASHINGTON – Anxiety levels of Americans over matters such as war, terrorism, hacking and identity theft have spiked in recent years, a survey released Tuesday said. Concerns about war and terrorism topped the list of matters gnawing at Americans, according to the Unisys Security Index, but viruses and […]

Cop’s acquittal widens police-community divide

Cop’s acquittal widens police-community divide

Anger, sense of betrayal after verdict in Castile shooting death BY CHAO XIONG AND RANDY FURST STAR TRIBUNE/TNS For Black Minnesotans, the acquittal of Jeronimo Yanez in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile was the latest sign of a criminal justice system that often delivers heartbreak. “The first thing I thought is the system is […]

Supreme Court to decide on partisan gerrymandering

Supreme Court to decide on partisan gerrymandering

Wisconsin’s Republican leaders drew a statewide map that allowed the GOP to retain a super-majority in the state Assembly even in years when most of the voters cast ballots for Democrats. BY DAVID G. SAVAGE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a closely watched challenge to partisan gerrymandering […]

Understanding Ramadan

Understanding Ramadan

The month of fasting brings Muslims closer to God and family BY ERIN HEGARTY CHICAGO TRIBUNE/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Not one bite of food or sip of water from sunup to sundown. No alcohol. No sex. No tobacco. The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which began this year on May 26 and […]

Russia ‘collusion’ probe distracting from Black issues

Russia ‘collusion’ probe distracting from Black issues

That’s the sentiment of African-Americans who want to see focus on quality health care and employment. BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE During former FBI Director Jim Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week, the irony of Black people cheering for Comey didn’t escape African-Americans who watched the ongoing saga unfold […]

‘AMERICA’S DAD’ ON TRIAL

‘AMERICA’S DAD’ ON TRIAL

Bill Cosby’s lawyer grills accuser about details of alleged attack as ‘Dr. Cliff Huxtable’ tries to avoid jail. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS NORRISTOWN, PA. – In the nearly three years since women began stepping forward en masse to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault, none ever achieved what most abuse victims wish for: a day […]

Supreme Court schedules Ayala arguments

Supreme Court schedules Ayala arguments

COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASEE – The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments June 28 in a battle about whether Gov. Rick Scott had the legal authority to transfer death-penalty cases from Orlando-area State Attorney Aramis Ayala, Florida’s first Black elected state attorney, to another prosecutor. The court issued an order Tuesday scheduling […]

2017 NBA FINALS

2017 NBA FINALS

Winning at home Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson fouls Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (formerly of the Miami Heat) in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors won both their home games as the series travels to Cleveland for two games there. (NHAT V. MEYER / BAY AREA NEWS GROUP / TNS)

Crowdfunding for racists

Crowdfunding for racists

Neo-Nazi gears up to fight lawsuit BY MATT PEARCE LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS LOS ANGELES – A neo-Nazi blogger has been promised donations of more than $150,000 for his legal defense after the Southern Poverty Law Center sued him for organizing a “troll storm” against a Jewish woman in Montana. The donations to Andrew […]

Black organizations slam Trump budget

Black organizations slam Trump budget

The proposed includes extreme cuts in spending in education, food stamps, Medicaid, access to student loans, nutritional assistance, small business and the environment. BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE President Donald Trump has unveiled his 2018 budget to resounding criticism and derision from a range of critics, including the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), […]

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