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BY RON HURTIBISE SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL/TNS Should Floridians care if their state legislature repeals the no-fault auto insurance law that’s been in effect since 1972 and replaces it with one requiring bodily injury coverage? That depends on how much auto insurance coverage — if any — they currently buy. The no-fault law is on […]

Black Floridians statewide were shocked when Broward County Public School Superintendent Robert Runcie, leader of America’s sixth largest school district, was arrested on April 22 on a single felony criminal charge that smacks of revenge and politics. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF FORT LAUDERDALE – Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie was arrested April 22 […]

Minneapolis police chief’s comments lauded and criticized BY LIBOR JANY STAR TRIBUNE/TNS MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo’s unequivocal and historic testimony condemning ex-officer Derek Chauvin’s actions on the day George Floyd was killed revealed the latest crack in the longstanding “blue wall” code of silence by police. Arradondo spent most of the day […]

BY DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Review of “Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, From the Revolution to Reconstruction’’ by Kate Masur. W.W. Norton & Company. 448 pages. $32. In an 11-page pamphlet published in 1813 titled “Letters from a Man of Colour, on a Late Bill, Before […]

By Wendy Zang, McClatchy-Tribune It wasn’t until 1987 that Congress declared March Women’s History Month, in celebration of women’s contributions and achievements. The month was a step up from Women’s History Week, which had been recognized, first in Sonoma, Calif., in the late 1970s, and then a few years later nationally. While March provides some […]

Black history intelligence quotient BY ELI SANDERS The Seattle Times Black History Month began with historian Carter G. Woodson, who early in the last century came up with the idea for a “Negro History Week,” which he envisioned as a celebration of black history and achievement, as well as a time for education. In 1926, […]

America needed to hear Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler. We needed to hear her voice, repeating what the former president said to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as the Capitol was under siege. In one of the bravest moves we have seen in politics lately, the Republican congresswoman from Washington state was willing to go on […]

Donald Trump’s defenders are shameless. And that makes them dangerous. It has only been a month since a mob enraged by Trump’s lies about the election being stolen attacked the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from confirming Joe Biden’s victory. The terrorists killed one police officer and injured more than 100, leaving some with head […]

BY KATHLEEN RONAYNE AND ALEXANDRA JAFFE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation’s second-highest office. Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president […]