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Ingoglia wins a second term as GOP chair

Ingoglia wins a second term as GOP chair

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Following the state GOP’s strong performance in the November elections, Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia overwhelmingly won a second term Jan. 14 at the party’s annual meeting. In a vote of the party’s executive committee, Ingoglia defeated his only competitor by a 2-to-1 […]

THROUGH THE YEARS

THROUGH THE YEARS

Click here for a pictorial glance at the Obama family – from the first Black president’s Election Night rally 2008 to his farewell speech this month in Chicago.

Blacks in Obama administration share memories

Blacks in Obama administration share memories

Beyond service to country, they embraced a personal mission – ensuring the success of the nation’s first African-American president. BY HANNAH ALLAN TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Christina Cue’s supporting role in history began at a South Carolina rally where she was electrified by an upstart candidate named Barack Obama. Jason R.L. Wallace’s opportunity came […]

Blacks reflect on Obama’s eight years

Blacks reflect on Obama’s eight years

He reformed unfair sentencing procedures, brought health insurance to millions and held violent police departments accountable. But some African-Americans question if that was enough. BY JAWEED KALEEM KURTIS LEE AND JENNY JARVIE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS JEANERETTE, La. – Eight years ago, Andrew Jackson II saw himself on the cusp of possibility in a world of […]

WHAT’S IN IT FOR US?

WHAT’S IN IT FOR US?

As the state party rebuilds from its latest electoral shellacking, Black Democrats and Black-owned media outlets grill prospective leaders. BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA COURIER ORLANDO – The Democratic Party, both national and statewide, is in shambles.  After the surprising Electoral College defeat of Hillary Clinton, Republicans will consolidate their hold on power nationally after the […]

Dropping the mic

Dropping the mic

Obama gives farewell from Chicago hometown FROM THE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE CHICAGO – In a televised address before a passionate and exuberant Chicago audience, President Obama gave his departing speech Tuesday night, imploring African-Americans and others of diverse races and backgrounds to empathize with each other for a “more perfect union.” Amidst the pains […]

ONE QUESTION

ONE QUESTION

Retiring Florida Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry gives a history lesson as he looks toward the future. FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry will retire this week and be replaced by C. Alan Lawson, who has served as chief judge of the 5th District Court […]

Obama says he could have beaten Trump

Obama says he could have beaten Trump

BY TRACY WILKINSON TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says he could have defeated Donald Trump in last month’s election by recapturing the same “vision of hope” that twice carried him to the presidency. Obama also was mildly critical of the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, saying her campaign didn’t do enough […]

MAKING HIS LIST…

MAKING HIS LIST…

…and checking more than twice. President Obama is rushing through his ‘to-do’ list to Trump-proof the White House. BY ANITA KUMAR TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON –  Since Election Day, President Obama has appointed 56 people to boards, commissions and offices in the hopes that they remain in those posts for years to come. He has […]

‘As ignorant as a child’

‘As ignorant as a child’

China condemns president-elect over policy on Taiwan BY JESSICA MEYERS AND BARBARA DEMIC LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS BEIJING – China issued its strongest condemnation yet of President-elect Donald Trump on Monday, after he hinted his administration might toss aside four decades of U.S. policy recognizing Taiwan as part of China. The country’s Foreign Ministry warned that […]