Friday, August 7, 2020

Airport security in a post 9/11 world

More than 2,600 firearms were seized last year and checkpoints and major mishaps continue despite heightened measures. BY TIM JOHNSON TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Year after...

Grand jury to look into possible cover-up by Chicago police in shooting

BY STEVE SCHMADEKE CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS CHICAGO – A grand jury will be impaneled to investigate a possible cover-up by Chicago police in the fatal shooting of...

IS SHE IN TROUBLE?

A Black pollster’s report (complete with typographical errors) leaked to the New York Times indicates that Black America’s youngest voters, including those in Florida,...

Obama nominates first Muslim-American federal judge

BY JOHN T. BENNETT CQ-ROLL CALL TNS WASHINGTON – President Obama’s nomination of a Washington, D.C.-based securities and fraud attorney to the federal bench would make...

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

9/11 and hurricane season Eight years ago, multiple hurricanes made landfall in the U.S. every day for almost a month. The Florida Courier also remembered...

‘The land of the free’

How our national anthem came to be BY DAVID NG LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS In 1931, Congress passed a bill to make “The Star-Spangled Banner” the...

Black Caucus Foundation to host annual conference

Obama among speakers at 46th Annual Legislative Conference in D.C. TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE About 10,000 policymakers, activists, business executives and others are expected to gather...

Wanted: More electricians, roofers, plumbers

New survey shows shortage of skilled construction workers BY KEVIN G. HALL TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Construction companies no longer fret over finding work. They increasingly...

WINNERS, LOSERS

Here’s a quick summary of Tuesday’s election results involving Black candidates from around the state. COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS Federal offices Attorney Pam Keith, a...

Obama commutes the prison sentences of 15 Floridians

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF As part of President Obama’s commitment to commute – reduce the severity of punishment – of people sentenced to long...