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HUD chief gets stuck in Miami housing development elevator

HUD chief gets stuck in Miami housing development elevator

BY RENE RODRIGUEZ MIAMI HERALD / TNS MIAMI – Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s two-day visit to Miami – his third stop on a national listening tour – started with a big glitch. Carson, Miami-Dade County Public Housing Director Michael Liu and five other people got stuck inside an elevator Wednesday on the […]

Civil Rights Act ruling for LGBTQ raises questions of law’s intent

Civil Rights Act ruling for LGBTQ raises questions of law’s intent

BY KURTIS LEE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The decision last week by a federal appeals court that said the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination raises questions about the intent of the law passed more than five decades ago as the struggle for racial equality gripped the nation. In a ruling […]

‘YOU’ ARE NOW FOR SALE

‘YOU’ ARE NOW FOR SALE

While many Americans are distracted by President Trump’s tweets and baseless accusations, he and the GOP are trying to gut environmental protection, consumers’ rights, digital privacy and police oversight. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON –  Here’s a short list of important happenings in the nation’s capital this week: Web privacy President Trump rescinded a rule […]

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Never to be forgotten In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed to a bullet hole in a St. Augustine hotel he stayed in while protesting racial segregation there.  King was targeted for death from the time he began his civil rights career in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955. He was murdered in Memphis, Tenn., on […]

Bernice King takes ‘Kardashian’ Pepsi ad down

Bernice King takes ‘Kardashian’ Pepsi ad down

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF After being attacked by “Black Twitter” – and a damning Twitter response by Bernice King, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s daughter –  Pepsi pulled a new TV ad featuring “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star Kendall Jenner less than 24 hours after it was posted to YouTube. The ad featured Jenner, […]

He wanted to kill Black man ‘with blondes’

He wanted to kill Black man ‘with blondes’

White supremacist confesses to stabbing, had goal of killing ‘young thug’ or successful older man with White woman BY FREDERICK H. LOWE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE An admitted White supremacist, who stabbed to death a Black man with a sword in order to discourage White women from dating Black men, has been arrested and charged […]

Voters: Trump has weakened country’s role in the world

Voters: Trump has weakened country’s role in the world

BY ANITA KUMAR TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – He hasn’t even been in office three months but half of the nation’s voters already say President Donald Trump has weakened the United States’ role in the world, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. Since he was inaugurated in January, Trump has been criticized for a series […]

UNCERTAIN AND ROCKY START

UNCERTAIN AND ROCKY START

President Trump reaches out to Black America via meetings with a wary Congressional Black Caucus and the Black Press, punctuated by his top-ranking Black aide walking away from a breakfast with Black newspaper publishers. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – In two separate meetings last week with Black members of Congress in the Black Press, […]

Controversial case of Neil Gorsuch

Controversial case of Neil Gorsuch

Supreme Court nominee ruled against trucker fired who feared death and abandoned trailer  BY TRESA BALDAS DETROIT FREE PRESS/TNS DETROIT – Curled up on a bunk in his broken-down truck, waiting three hours for help in sub-zero temperatures, Detroit resident Alphonse Maddin feared death was near. He had zero feeling in his feet. His torso […]

CHARLES EDWARD ANDERSON BERRY / 1926-2017

CHARLES EDWARD ANDERSON BERRY / 1926-2017

Hail, hail rock ’n’ roll! In 2011, a statue of rock music legend Chuck Berry was dedicated during ceremony in University City, Mo., that Berry attended. Berry died March 18 at age 90. Click here to read his obituary. (DAVID CARSON/ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/MCT)