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2015 MIAMI OPEN

2015 MIAMI OPEN

700 wins with more to come Miami Open defending champion Serena Williams hustles toward the ball in a quarterfinal match in this year’s tournament in Miami-Dade. With her win Wednesday against Sabine Lisicki, Serena notched her 700th victory as a pro tennis player. (KIM GIBSON / FLORIDA COURIER) Click here for more on the Miami […]

‘Isis’ video sparks controversy at Miami university

‘Isis’ video sparks controversy at Miami university

BY KATHLEEN DEVANEY MIAMI HERALD/TNS A controversial conservative activist Monday trumpeted his latest undercover adventure: trying to trick Barry University in Miami Shores into allowing a pro-ISIS campus club. James O’Keefe is a self-described “guerrilla journalist and muckraker” known for his baiting tactics on video. On Monday, in an airport Hilton hotel conference room off […]

Photo shows Virginia student shackled during arrest

Photo shows Virginia student shackled during arrest

COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS A photo has surfaced that shows University of Virginia honor student Martese Johnson shackled at the ankles as he sat on the back of an ambulance truck after a March 18 incident that sparked protests on the campus. Johnson, 20, ended up bloody and bruised during a rest outside of a bar. […]

Survey tracks the progress of homes damaged by Katrina

Survey tracks the progress of homes damaged by Katrina

Nearly a decade after the devastating storm, 81 percent of homes in New Orleans have been rebuilt TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina and subsequent levee breaks flooded 80 percent of the Crescent City, a study by the University of New Orleans Department of Geography found that 81 percent of homes […]

Consumers expected to spend $16 billion on Easter candy, clothes, food, other items

Consumers expected to spend $16 billion on Easter candy, clothes, food, other items

BY LORRAINE MIRABELLA THE BALTIMORE SUN/TNS Consumer spending for the Easter holiday, on apparel, decorations, gifts, candy, food and flowers, is expected to reach $16.4 billion this year. Nearly 90 percent of shoppers in a National Retail Federation (NRF) survey said they will buy candy, spending more than $2.2 billion, while more than 85 percent […]

AFGHANISTAN, THE GOP, IRAN

AFGHANISTAN, THE GOP, IRAN

President Obama’s full plate this week includes slowing down troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, fighting the GOP budget, and selling a nuclear deal with Iran. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – Here’s a partial list of issues President Obama is grappling with this week. Troop pullout slows President Barack Obama has made the steady withdrawal of […]

Mental health scrutinized

Mental health scrutinized

Lawmakers may increase coordination, funding BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – As Florida lawmakers study the impact of mental illness on the state’s troubled criminal justice and child-protection systems, the House and Senate are proposing major overhauls of services and funding for treatment programs. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed […]

Report touts spending power of minorities

Report touts spending power of minorities

Blacks, Asians, Hispanics are fastest-growing segment of the nation’s ‘consumer economy’ BY DIANA OZEMEBHOYA EROMOSELE THE ROOT Advertisers looking to get the most out of their bucks should be looking to multicultural consumers. According to a Nielsen report released last week, multicultural consumers are exhibiting tremendous spending power and are the fastest-growing segment of the […]

Mandatory voting? Obama says yes

Mandatory voting? Obama says yes

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE President Barack Obama recently called for mandatory voting in America. “Other countries have mandatory voting,” President Obama said. “It would be transformative if everybody voted — that would counteract money more than anything.” The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank for Black elected officials, reported […]

WHY AMERICA’S RACE PROBLEM WON’T GO AWAY


WHY AMERICA’S RACE PROBLEM WON’T GO AWAY


Scholars and activists say that racism is woven into the cultural fabric of America, and that the Obama administration has done little to help change that fact. BY CHARLENE MUHAMMAD NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT THE FINAL CALL SELMA, ALA. – In remarks commemorating the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the 1965 civil rights march from Selma to […]