Monday, July 13, 2020

Protests help boost sales of wines by Black-owned labels

BY ELIN MCCOY BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS Wine has always been one of our planet’s great social connectors, as well as a symbol of generosity, pleasure, and celebration. This...

‘Something is not right’

Protests push White Americans to think about their privilege BY TYRONE BEASON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS GUALALA, CALIF – Mike Sexton is White and a Republican who lives...

‘What to the slave is the Fourth of July?’

Editor’s note: On July 5, 1852, anti-slavery crusader Frederick Douglass spoke at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Rochester,...

Voters can expect long lines and new rules this election

BY DARA KAM NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Face shields, temperature checks and disposable pens are just some of the safeguards Florida officials plan to...

‘The Negro is not equal to the White man’

Editor’s note: In what’s known as his “Cornerstone Speech,” on March 21, 1861, Confederate States of America Vice President Alexander H. Stephens presents what...

Hepatitis A cases hit nearly 700

According to newly release data from the Florida Department of Health, the number of hepatitis A cases in Florida has reached 675 this year,...

St. Augustine officials vote to remove war memorial

ANOTHER CONFEDERATE CONTROVERSY Demonstrations continued around the country pressing for the removal of Confederate monuments. On June 22, St. Augustine Police officers keep opposing protesters...

Police chief reaches out to Florida community where Black Lives Matter movement began

BY GRACE TOOHEY ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO — As Black Lives Matter demonstrators protesting police brutality and calling for racial justice regain momentum across the country, Sanford...

Crump preparing federal lawsuit for Floyd’s family

BY STEPHEN MONTEMAYOR MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE/TNS Ben Crump, the Florida attorney representing George Floyd’s survivors, calls himself the “African American family emergency plan.” “Because when you think...

‘HISTORIC AMOUNT OF SUPPORT’

On July 1, Gov. Ron DeSantis stood with state and local elected officials at Bethune-Cookman University to celebrate the state’s multimillion-dollar investment in Florida’s...