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

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 a quick response from Tom Perez, who narrowly won the party’s leadership race. Trump insinuated that Perez’s election as chairman on the second ballot at a party conference in […]

Poll: Public has had enough of Trump’s tweets

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 distracting, according to a new nationwide McClatchy-Marist poll. The poll found that 65 percent of registered voters nationwide disapproved of Trump’s Twitter use, while 25 percent found it effective […]

‘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)