Monday, July 13, 2020

EL HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ / MAY 19, 1925 – FEB. 21, 1965

Happy birthday to our ‘Black shining prince’ Black activist Malcolm X, seen here with a portrait of his mentor Elijah Muhammad, would have celebrated his...

Study cites sharp rise in suicide by Black children

COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS For the first time, a national scientific study has found a higher suicide rate for Blacks than for Whites of any...

REJECTED

The U.S. House of Representatives votes to end the Obama administration’s domestic phone spying program; Senate Democrats blocked a broad trade bill considered to...

HARRIET TUBMAN / ‘WOMEN ON 20s’

All about the Tubmans, baby An online grassroots campaign by the organization “Women on 20s” selected abolitionist and Underground Railroad ‘conductor’ Harriet Tubman as the...

Three inducted into state Civil Rights Hall of Fame

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER TALLAHASSEE –  Sallye Brooks Mathis, Edward Daniel Davis and Reubin O. Askew were officially inducted into the Florida Civil Rights...

Scott goes to Washington, D.C.

Continues fight against Obamacare BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A congressional committee will hold a hearing on Gov. Rick Scott’s showdown with the federal...

Stress of Baltimore unrest could linger for a while

BY ANDREA K. MCDANIELS BALTIMORE SUN/TNS BALTIMORE — As rioters looted a CVS and other businesses at Pennsylvania and North avenues last month, Lekisha McCray’s two...

HIS LIFE’S MISSION

President Obama launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper Alliance,’ a nonprofit organization focusing on improving the lives of Black and Brown men and boys. BY CHRISTI PARSONS...

WRITE FIELD / POYNTER INSTITUTE

Young, gifted, in black On May 1, 41 boys became the fourth class to participate in the Write Field’s graduation ceremony at the Poynter Institute...

Reunited after 50 years

Were others separated at St. Louis hospital? BY NANCY CAMBRIA ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH / TNS ST. LOUIS –  Homer G. Phillips Hospital was the crown jewel of...