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Missouri Supreme Court takes over cases in Ferguson

Missouri Supreme Court takes over cases in Ferguson

Judge resigns; cites death threats as primary reason BY JENNIFER S. MANN ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH (TNS) The Missouri Supreme Court announced Monday that it will take the “extraordinary action” of reassigning all Ferguson municipal court cases to the circuit court, starting next week. In a news release, the court announced the move was intended “to […]

University shuts down frat over racist video

University shuts down frat over racist video

EURWEB.COM University of Oklahoma’s chapter of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon is no more. The school on Monday shut it down after members were caught chanting a racial slur and referencing lynching in a video that went viral. In the clip, which initially surfaced on March 8, members of SAE are seen on a bus […]

‘We honor those who walked so we could run’

‘We honor those who walked so we could run’

Editor’s note: Here are excerpts from President Obama’s speech on March 7 at the during the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march.  President and Mrs. Bush, Governor Bentley, Mayor Evans, Sewell, Reverend Strong, members of Congress, elected officials, foot soldiers, friends, fellow Americans: As John (Lewis) noted, there are places and moments in […]

RETRACING THE STEPS

RETRACING THE STEPS

‘Bloody Sunday’ marchers recall pains of the past and the present BY VERN SMITH TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE A day after President Barack Obama walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” – the police assault on civil rights demonstrators that led to the passage of […]

‘THE LEAST EXPENSIVE NEGRO’

‘THE LEAST EXPENSIVE NEGRO’

A Black media owner sues the Rev. Al Sharpton and civil rights organizations for allegedly providing cover for discrimination against Black-owned media, and says President Obama is ‘bought and paid for’ by Comcast, America’s largest cable company. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF LOS ANGELES – Black media entrepreneur Byron Allen has filed a $20 billion […]

Ferguson violates Blacks’ rights

Ferguson violates Blacks’ rights

Feds won’t charge Brown’s killer COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS FERGUSON, Mo. – The Ferguson Police Department – whose actions after Police Officer Darren Wilson’s fatal shooting of young, unarmed Michael Brown in August sparked violent protests and a nationwide outcry – has persistently and repeatedly violated the constitutional rights of Blacks, jailing them for minor […]

ISRAEL’S BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SPEAKS TO CONGRESS

ISRAEL’S BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SPEAKS TO CONGRESS

‘It’s a very bad deal’ President Obama shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a frosty meeting in the White House in October 2014. In Tuesday’s speech to Congress, Netanyahu vociferously attacked Obama’s negotiations with Iran. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/ABACA PRESS/MCT)

State leads nation in fraud and identity theft

State leads nation in fraud and identity theft

Florida’s transient population makes it easier for criminals to take advantage BY WILLIAM E. GIBSON AND DONNA GEHRKE-WHITE SUN SENTINEL (TNS) WASHINGTON — Florida remained the hotspot for fraud and identity theft in 2014, burdened by the highest per-person rate of consumer complaints in the nation. Among metropolitan areas, South Florida topped the list for […]

Leaders clash over struggles’ direction

Leaders clash over struggles’ direction

Black History Month program at Howard turns to how generations can work together BY JACQUELYN JOHNSON TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE WASHINGTON – On one hand was Julian Bond, a longtime civil rights activist, founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and former chair of the NAACP. He was accompanied by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes […]

Mississippi judge delivers epic sentencing speech to three involved in hate crime

Mississippi judge delivers epic sentencing speech to three involved in hate crime

BY ZENITHA PRINCE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The stirring words of U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves, read during the Feb. 10 sentencing of three men involved in the hate crime murder of James Craig Anderson, a 48-year-old Black man, in a Mississippi parking lot in 2011, is being hailed as a moral and emotionally moving […]