FIREARMS AND FORGIVENESS

Two pastors and a gun expert opine on self-defense and forgiveness from biblical and practical perspectives. BY KARSCEAL TURNER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Is self-defense...

A lifetime of civil rights

BY DAVID COLKER AND LAURA J. NELSON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS In the late 1960s, civil rights leader Julian Bond was such a compelling figure that he...

ONE YEAR LATER

Here’s a summary of events surrounding the protests in Ferguson, Mo. memorializing Michael Brown’s death. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS Protesters, police gather On Sunday, Aug. 9 −...

Obama repeats call to restore Voting Rights Act

BY CHRISTI PARSONS TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS President Obama called again Wednesday for restoration of all provisions of the Voting Rights Act in a letter...

O’Mara’s latest case draws praise, criticism

Zimmerman attorney representing family of Ohio Black man killed by officer BY MATT PEARCE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Defense attorney Mark O’Mara, best known as the man who...

From a CITY to a SYMBOL

How Michael Brown’s death a year ago shook up Ferguson and the nation BY KEVIN MCDERMOTT ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/TNS FERGUSON, Mo. — Before last summer, Ferguson was...

CHURCHES WITH GUNS

The Charleston church massacre brought the issue of security in Black churches to the forefront. Here’s what some churches are doing to meet the...

Politicians confused

#BlackLivesMatter confronts GOP, Dems BY EVAN HALPER AND KURTIS LEE TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS FORT LAUDERDALE − Democrats have never been more confident that their chances...

States reconsidering restrictions on food stamps and welfare benefits for drug felons

BY REBECCA BEITSCH STATELINE.ORG WASHINGTON — Johnny Waller Jr.’s 1998 felony drug conviction has haunted him since the day he left a Nebraska prison in 2001. Waller,...

THE NAACP MARCHES ON

Civil rights leader Cornell Brooks and other foot soldiers on a march from Selma to Washington aim to influence Congress and the White House. TRICE...

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