Friday, April 16, 2021

SUPPRESSION OR SECURITY? ELECTIONS CHANGES CAUSE UPROAR

BY DARA KAM NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Four months ago, Gov. Ron DeSantis bragged that other states should emulate voting procedures in Florida, where...

DeSantis rejects pardon request for Desmond Meade

BY DARA KAM NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Desmond Meade has won international acclaim for his voting-rights advocacy and helped thousands of convicted felons like...

Meghan’s allegations no surprise to Black Britons

Ethnic minorities in the UK say racist attitudes and structures of discrimination are pervasive. BY JILL LAWLESS ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — Explosive allegations by Meghan, Duchess of...

Study: Ballots of minorities, young voters rejected at higher rates

BY LAWRENCE MOWER TAMPA BAY TIMES/TNS TALLAHASSEE — Mail ballots submitted by minority voters and young people were initially rejected at a higher rate than those...

Black women create sorority for online students

BLACKNEWS.COM Women attending accredited online college and university programs now have a new way to network with the introduction of the first one-of-a-kind sorority, Sigma...

ECONOMIC RELIEF IS ON THE WAY

The Congress-approved $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill includes $1,400 checks for most Americans, expands jobless benefits and provides aid to schools and businesses. BY KEVIN FREKING ASSOCIATED...

‘Coming to America’ was global hit with all-Black cast

BY PETER SBLENDORIO NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS There’s a reason “Coming to America” remains a king among comedies for Eddie Murphy. “The original ‘Coming to America’ ......

Sanford forms committee to study race, inequality

Move comes nine years after killing there of Trayvon Martin BY MARTIN E. COMAS ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – Sanford commissioners have agreed to form an advisory committee...

Remembering Vernon Jordan

Civil rights giant and former Clinton adviser dies at 85 BY TIM DARNELL THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION/TNS ATLANTA — Former presidents and everyday Americans were among those paying...

HELP FOR THE VULNERABLE

Older teachers and officers are now eligible for the vaccine in Florida. ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE — Coronavirus vaccine eligibility is expanding to older teachers and first...