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‘BLACK MINDS MATTER’

‘BLACK MINDS MATTER’

Atlanta’s Morehouse College celebrated 150 years of building men with an awards gala and banquet that raised more than $1 million for student scholarships. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF ATLANTA – Morehouse College, America’s only historically Black, all-male college or university, climaxed its annual Founder’s Week on Feb. 18 with its 29th Annual “A Candle in […]

‘Standing your ground’ may get easier

‘Standing your ground’ may get easier

Proposed change burdens prosecutors BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A move to shift the burden of proof in “stand your ground” self-defense cases is off to a fast start in the House, where the controversial proposal died a year ago. The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee, voted 9-4 along party lines […]

EL HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ (MALCOLM X), 1925-1965

EL HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ (MALCOLM X), 1925-1965

Never to be forgotten Malcolm X, Black America’s “Black shining prince” as he was memorably eulogized by the late actor Ossie Davis, was murdered 52 years ago in New York City on Feb. 21, 1965. Click here to read an analysis of Malcolm’s continuing worldwide impact. (FLORIDA COURIER FILES)

Floridian to lead national NAACP board

Floridian to lead national NAACP board

FROM THE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE NEW YORK CITY – The NAACP board of directors elected Leon W. Russell as the chair of its board of directors at a meeting on Feb. 18 in New York. Russell replaces Roslyn M. Brock, who decided to step down as chairman after seven years of leadership. “This is […]

Black senator reflects on ‘what’s possible’

Black senator reflects on ‘what’s possible’

What historic win meant for GOP leader from South BY JASON DICK CQ-ROLL CALL/TNS WASHINGTON – Sen. Tim Scott sees a lot of progress in his election and the election of the first African-American president more than eight years ago. Both show “what’s possible,” he said. Roll Call’s series of interviews with lawmakers and Capitol […]

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)

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 […]

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