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NOW WHAT?

NOW WHAT?

Florida Courier publisher Charles W. Cherry II provides a partial list of next steps for Black America. BY CHARLES W. CHERRY II, ESQ. THE FLORIDA COURIER Now that “King Don” – that’s what I’ll call him for the next four years – is POTUS No. 45, eight years of sleepy Black advocacy while wearing “bedroom […]

Off to a quick start

Off to a quick start

Trump targets Obamacare, immigration COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump took a symbolic step aimed at his predecessor’s signature achievement on his first day in the Oval Office, directing federal agencies to take steps to “ease the burden of Obamacare.” On Wednesday, Trump toughened immigration enforcement, signing orders to start construction of […]

‘It’s going to be America first’

‘It’s going to be America first’

Editor’s note: President Donald J. Trump delivered this inauguration speech on Jan. 20: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: Thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise […]

Empowered and trained to seek elected office

Empowered and trained to seek elected office

After the Jan. 21 march, hundreds of women learn how to run for office. BY VERA BERGENGRUEN TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – The day after the Women’s March brought half a million people to Washington, 500 women from across the country spent Sunday learning how to run for office. The candidate training held by EMILY’s […]

Breaking down Obamacare

Breaking down Obamacare

A Q&A on the impact of Trump’s order to weaken the Affordable Care Act BY JOSH MAGNESS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 20 aimed at defanging the Affordable Care Act, giving heads of federal departments more power to delay or grant exemptions from regulations associated with […]

THE ERA ENDS

THE ERA ENDS

A reflective and optimistic Barack Obama walks away from the White House after a flurry of last-minute activity. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama offered a parting message of hope in his final White House news conference Wednesday, saying that although he recognizes there is evil in the world, “I think we’re […]

Dems pick prominent fundraiser as party chief

Dems pick prominent fundraiser as party chief

BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA ORLANDO – Florida Democrats picked a prominent fundraiser from Miami-Dade County on Jan. 14 to lead their party for the next four years, turning aside four other challengers. Despite more than a month of political drama leading up to the Democrats’ state executive committee meeting, Stephen Bittel […]

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 […]