Wednesday, February 24, 2021

PERCY TYRONE SLEDGE / 1940-2015

‘Baby, please don’t treat me bad’ In this file photo, singer Percy Sledge performed at the Rock’ N’ Roll Hall of Fame’s 20th anniversary induction...

US removing Cuba from list of state sponsors of terror

President required to inform Congress 45 days before directive takes effect BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MIAMI HERALD/TNS After 33 years of designating Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism,...

DEPARTMENTAL DISGRACE

Florida legislators refuse to take strong measures to control the violently dysfunctional Florida Department of Corrections despite the arrest of White supremacist prison guards...

Unarmed, shot dead

S.C. cop charged with killing fleeing Black man COMPILED FROM STAFF REPORTS NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – A South Carolina police officer was charged with murder in...

2015 NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Huskie women celebrate in Tampa The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team erupts in celebration after defeating Notre Dame, 63-53, Tuesday in the NCAA Championship game...

Ferguson City Council will include three Blacks

BY STEPHEN DEERE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH / TNS FERGUSON, MO.– For the first time in Ferguson’s 120-year history, its city council will have three Black members. Perhaps...

Recent firings sound alarms for Black college coaches

BY SHANNON RYAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE / TNS When Tracy Dildy was growing up, watching men like Nolan Richardson roam the sideline at Arkansas and John Thompson...

115 shot to death in US by cops in March

ACLU report shows most of those killed were Black men BY FREDERICK H. LOWE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE If Murder Inc. was still operating, the nation’s police...

First you cry: ‘Blackonomics’ columnist shares battle with ALS

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series. HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS SERVICE For the past 22 years, Jim Clingman has published his...

A salute to the ‘Matriarch of the Voting Rights Movement’

Mrs. Amelia Boynton Robinson among honorees at 11th Annual Onyx Awards in Orlando COMPILED BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Mrs. Amelia Boynton Robinson, known globally as the...