Tuesday, April 7, 2020

New Orleans votes to remove Confederate monuments

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE After several hours of heated debate, the New Orleans City Council has voted 6-1 to declare four Confederate-era monuments a nuisance,...

Strange fruit? Critic says tree at plaza honoring Black busineswoman evokes lynching image

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The fight over a tree in the immediate vicinity of a planned Maggie L. Walker plaza is raging in Richmond, Va. Gary...

THE GIFT OF LIFE

Florida Courier writer Penny Dickerson, a cancer survivor, reflects on her personal challenges and blessings during this year’s holiday season. BY PENNY DICKERSON The Florida Courier Cancer...

Holiday party at the White House 2015

First Lady greets young guests First Lady Michelle Obama speaks with military children as she hosts a preview of the 2015 holiday decor at the...

Congresswoman to revise federal redistricting challenge

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, a Jacksonville Democrat who has been perhaps the most-outspoken opponent of a congressional redistricting plan, will file...

Remembering Leander Shaw as justice and role model

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Former Chief Justice Leander Shaw, who died last week at age 85, lay in state Monday...

Report: U.S. Senate’s top staff not very diverse

Whites possess 276  of 297 positions that help shape issues BY FREDERICK H. LOWE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The U.S. Senate has been called the world’s greatest...

Obama pardons 97 felons; most related to drug offenses

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Christmas came early to 97 felons granted commutations and pardons by President Barack Obama on Dec. 18. Most of the prisoners were...

LEFT BEHIND

As the Florida Supreme Court wrestles with whether the state’s workers compensation law is constitutional, the Florida Courier begins a series of stories on...

CHRISTMAS 2015

The reason for the season St. Ruth Missionary Baptist Church in Dania Beach (Broward County) continued its “Hope for the Holidays” tradition this year. As...