Saturday, March 28, 2020

Serena withdraws from Miami Open tennis tourney

COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS The Miami Open’s star-packed field will be missing one marquee name. World No. 1 Serena Williams announced late Tuesday afternoon...

Only African-American in Trump’s Cabinet confirmed

Dr. Ben Carson will confront a national shortage in low-income housing as HUD secretary. BY JOHN FRITZE BALTIMORE SUN/TNS WASHINGTON – Retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben...

Carson sparks outrage after referring to slaves as immigrants

FROM STAFF REPORTS Dr. Ben Carson is facing backlash, especially on Twitter, after his introductory remarks to HUD staffers on Monday referring to slaves that...

Black female pilots make history on Delta flight

BY YESHA CALLAHAN THEROOT.COM Delta Air Line pilots First Officer Dawn Cook and Capt. Stephanie Johnson ended Black History Month and brought in Women’s History Month...

Harvard confronts its ties to slavery

BY ANGELA HELM THEROOT.COM Harvard University is the latest university to try to make amends with its slavery-tainted past. On March 3, the storied university held a...

FIVE YEARS LATER

COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS SANFORD – In 2012, Francis Oliver took to the streets of Sanford with more than 8,000 other people at...

Bethune statue proposed for US Capitol

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, would replace a Confederate general as one...

Praise – but no cash

Trump meets with HBCU leaders BY WILLIAM DOUGLAS AND ANITA KUMAR TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to increase support...

New Dem chair reacts to Trump’s ‘rigged’ assertion

BY LAURA KING TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump claimed on Feb. 26 that the race for Democratic National Committee chairman had been “rigged”—drawing...

Poll: Public has had enough of Trump’s tweets

BY LINDSAY WISE AND SEAN COCKERHAM TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Nearly two-thirds of American voters find President Donald Trump’s use of Twitter is reckless and...