$6.4 million going to family of Freddie Gray

Baltimore will pay to settle civil claims, avoids public lawsuit BY YVONNE WENGER AND MARK PUENTE BALTIMORE SUN/TNS Baltimore plans to pay Freddie Gray’s family $6.4 million as...

Black jobless rate inches back up

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The August unemployment rate was 5.1 percent for a seven-year low, but the jobless rate for African-Americans went in the opposite...

I saw the Twin Towers FALL

Editor’s note: This is one story of an occasional Florida Courier series entitled ‘Survivor’s Stories, First Person.’ We highlight the lives of Floridians who...

Obama orders paid sick days for federal contractors’ workers

BY LISA MASCARO TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama used Labor Day to announce a new step toward increased benefits for workers — ordering...

LOCKED, LOADED, READY TO PROTECT

Black Florida gun enthusiasts tell the Florida Courier why they believe it’s necessary to stay ‘strapped.’ BY KARSCEAL TURNER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The ongoing...

Seeking a pardon

Sisters request help after prison release BY NY MAGEE EURWEB.COM Jamie and Gladys Scott – the “Scott Sisters” – were incarcerated in Mississippi for 16 years for...

From political outlier to powerful insider

Rev. Al Sharpton’s appearance has changed, but his push for justice and equality the same BY TINA SUSMAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS NEW YORK — It was a...

LAPD officers now wearing body cameras

BY KATE MATHER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS After nearly two years of fundraising, testing and crafting policy, Los Angeles police officers hit city streets Monday morning wearing...

Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights icon, dies at 104

BY ANN M. SIMMONS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS She never became a household name, but the grainy photos of Amelia Boynton Robinson crumpled on the side of...

PLAYING THE RACE CARD

A Black disgruntled ex-employee of a TV station exacts revenge by killing two White journalists on live TV, then blames racism, homophobia, and bullying...

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