Saturday, November 28, 2020

It took too long to arrest officer

It’s not clear why prosecutors needed four days to take Chauvin into custody, but this much is certain: His arrest was peaceful. He wasn’t...

We are all horrified, but only White people have luxury of being shocked

Last night while my city burned and curfew fell, I sat and watched “Black Panther” and thought about what smug hypocrites White people can...

I could have been George Floyd

I am a veteran, business owner, leader in our community, and a Black father. We can open our eyes and ears wide and help...

OWN, TV One and BET ignore functions of the Black press

As a child growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama in the 1950s, my only connections with the national Black community was the Pittsburgh Courier newspaper...

When will the real justice system please stand up for us?

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails and where any one class is made to feel that society is an...

Black men share their thoughts on being stopped by law enforcement

Franklin D. Revels Jr. Tampa One day, I left my apartment to walk to a friend’s house. As I stepped onto the sidewalk, I made...

Black men tell about their encounters with officers

Duane C. Fernandez Sr.Florida Courier and Daytona Times photojournalist Daytona Beach I was 23 years old living in Hartford, Connecticut’s Charter Oak Terrace housing project....

Retired judge tells of his own encounters with officers

BY HUBERT GRIMES SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER I have had both good and bad encounters. I am a strong supporter of good law enforcement. My nephew...

Biden made a stupid comment, but it doesn’t make him bad

Biden, with his missteps and flaws, probably will be much better than the incumbent President but if he follows the path laid out by...

Be mindful of the protest pimps

Let the protests begin! Every day something bad happens somewhere in a Black community in the United States. An unarmed Black man may get shot...