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America remembers the victims of 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — September 11 victims' loved ones gathered at ground zero to commemorate the attacks' anniversary with the reading of names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition. At last Wednesday's ceremony on the 2-year-old ...

Zimmerman's wife calls 911, won't press charges

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) -- The 911 call seemed frantic: George Zimmerman's sobbing estranged wife said he was threatening her and her father with a gun and she feared for her life. Please come. Hours later, after police converged on ...

Guion "Guy" Bluford: First Black in space

Guion "Guy" Bluford, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 22, 1942. His mother, Lolita was a special education teacher and his father, Guion Sr., was a mechanical engineer.

Youth get a taste of the real world

Teri Williams, president and chief operating officer of OneUnited Bank, made a recent investment in several Miami Gardens youth that is guaranteed to net a positive return. In July, Williams made the decision to co-sponsor Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s ...

Crime Scene: August 7, 2013

While two South Florida women played the slots, their children waited in a running car parked outside the casino, authorities say. Sisters Romanie Pierre, 31, and Malory Pierre, 27, of North Miami, drove to Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach ...

A NATION IN PROTEST

It’s been more than a week since a Florida court ruled in favor of the defense and made George Zimmerman a free man. He faced a lengthy jail sentence had he been found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting ...

Black scholars: Not surprised by verdict

Why are Black men and Black youth sentenced more often and to longer stays in prison that those of other races? Does America’s criminal justice system deal more harshly with Blacks and are the cards stacked against Black and Latino ...

Two Blacks throw in hats for U.S. presidency

Third party candidates want radical views heard Four years ago, the election of Barack Obama...

Isaac lashes Caribbean as it heads toward Florida

ByDANICA COTO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico(AP) Tropical Storm Isaacchurned toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti...

A Memorial fit for a King

Walk north on Independence Avenue; cross 15th Street towards the Smithsonian Castle; traverse the landscaped...

Florida was weird as only it can be in 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Did you hear about the giant Lego man that washed up on Siesta Key...

FAMU alumni president: We can solve our own problems

Florida A&M University (FAMU) has been under fire since the hazing-related death of band member...

Students say no to hazing

Four students connected with misconduct expelled On Monday, Dec. 5th, the Student Government Association (SGA)...

A Letter to Mr. Herman Cain

"You see," Cain says, "I left that Democrat plantation a long time ago, and I...

Creating jobs must be our first priority

As most readers are aware, the magnitude of the unemployment challenge continues to increase with...