Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Courier wins best front-page honor from Florida Press Association

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Florida Courier placed third for best front pages in the Florida Press Association’s annual Better Weekly Newspaper Contest. The Courier staff was...

Obama’s Africa trip a delicate dance of diplomacy

BY CHRISTI PARSONS TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – President Barack Obama’s five-day trip to Africa that ended Tuesday with a rousing speech to the...

President strikes a chord with women in Kenya

BY ROBYN DIXON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS NAIROBI, Kenya – Esther Nduta dreamed of finishing school and starting a business, but her parents took her out of...

THE NRA – FRIEND OR FOE?

Billing itself as ‘America’s longest-standing civil rights organization,’ the National Rifle Association has been missing in historical action as far as ‘Negroes with guns’...

FAMU trustees clash with latest president

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Little more than a year into her job, Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum on Tuesday...

Mystery clouds Bland’s death

Cops question mental health BY MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE, MICHAEL MUSKAL AND CHRISTINE MAI-DUC LOS ANGELES TIMES /TNS HOUSTON – Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas cell three...

Obama’s late father looms over trip to Kenya

President has been asked to visit family during trip to Africa on counterterrorism efforts BY LESLEY CLARK MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON–Barack Obama is defined in many ways...

Wilson keeping up pressure to free Nigerian schoolgirls

BY CHRIS ADAMS MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, who has pushed for months to pressure the Nigerian government to help free girls...

NO BULLETS, NO BOOKS

For more than a century, descendants of enslaved Africans could be punished or put to death for learning to read or arming themselves. The...

Study supports reducing juvenile arrests

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A new study on diversion programs for juvenile offenders is helping bolster a call to expand...