Saturday, April 4, 2020

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...

‘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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...