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‘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 […]

President Ben Carson? Retired neurosurgeon formally exploring run

President Ben Carson? Retired neurosurgeon formally exploring run

BY JOHN FRITZE BALTIMORE SUN (TNS) WASHINGTON  —  Retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who has become a star among conservative Republicans, announced Tuesday he is formally exploring a run for president in 2016. Carson is among the first to take the step of setting up a formal exploratory committee that would allow him to […]