Stories from the latest issue:

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Police Chief with Mayor John P. Seiler.

Three Fort Lauderdale Cops Fired; One Resigns Over a Racist Video and Text Messages

Chief Frank Adderley of the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Police Department announced on Friday that he fired three police officers for racist conduct and that a fourth resigned for the same reason. Jason Holding, James Wells and Christopher Sousa were fired after an internal investigation revealed they sent each other racist text messages. Alex Alvarez, the fourth officer, resigned during the investigation […]

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Otis Byrd

Black Man Found Hanging from a Tree in Rural Mississippi

The FBI and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are investigating the hanging death of Otis Byrd. Law-enforcement officials are trying to determine whether his death was a homicide or a suicide, though preliminary autopsy results indicate Byrd’s death was more likely self-inflicted. The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department found Byrd’s body on March 19, hanging by a bed sheet from a […]

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments ·
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund has signed an agreement with Apple

Growing Diversity at Apple A Sweet Bite for Minorities

by Rosemary Eng CUPERTINO, CA — The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who has made the rounds in Silicon Valley, smacking high-tech companies on the head for lagging in minority hiring, came out singing praises at the shareholders meeting of Apple Inc., saying “your light shines in the darkness. Give a hand to Tim Cook.” The meeting March 10 at Apple headquarters […]

March 15, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Byron Allen

Lawsuit: Comcast, Time Warner Don’t Have Enough Cable for Black-Owned Media Companies

By Frederick H. Lowe Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc., which are seeking the Federal Communications Commission’s permission to merge, generally have refused to do business with media companies that are 100 percent black-owned, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles. Instead, Comcast and Time Warner have signed […]

March 15, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Black teenagers smoke less than white teenagers, according to a new study.

Black Teenagers Smoke Less Than White Teenagers

But things change for blacks in their late 20s Most African Americans start smoking cigarettes in their 20s compared to whites who start smoking in their teens, but smoking decreases among whites in their 20s and increases among blacks, according to a new study published by Penn State University. The study “Changes in Gender and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Rates of […]

March 15, 2015 · 0 comments ·

Formula One Australian Grand Prix 2015: the winner Lewis Hamilton takes the honours in style

March 15, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Mark Jordan

Mark Jordan Muscles His Way to a New World Record in Pull-Ups

Mark Jordan, a 54-year-old man who is a representative for health and wellness company, pulled himself up by his muscles to a new world record in pull-ups, completing 4,321 repetitions in 24 hours. Jordan, of Corpus Christi, Texas, set a Guinness World Record for pull-ups, a body-weight exercise, besting the old record by 111 pull-ups. He began the race for […]

March 15, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Bishop George McGuire of the African Orthodox Church.

George Alexander McGuire, First Bishop of the African Orthodox Church

George Alexander McGuire, the first Bishop, Metropolitan Archbishop of the African Orthodox Church, was born in March 28, 1866, in Sweets, Antigua. McGuire, who was also a physician and surgeon at the Boston College of Physicians and Surgeons, was an Episcopal priest, who became involved  in a movement to establish a Black Anglican denomination. He was consecrated a Bishop on […]

March 15, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Black women suffer from hot flashes longer than other women

Black Women Endure Menopause Longest, Study Shows

  By Elaina Johnson Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Howard University News Service (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Sarah Finney, 57, said she gets hot flashes throughout her body at least once an hour.  She even wakes up in the night perspiring so heavily that she looks like she just left working out at a gym, she said. “Hot […]

March 15, 2015 · 0 comments ·
More 1,000 people attended the funeral  Saturday of Tony Terrell Robinson Jr.

Funeral Services for Another Unarmed Black Teenager Killed by Police

More than 1,000 attended his funeral By Frederick H. Lowe Funeral services were held Saturday in Madison, Wis., for an unarmed black teenager who was shot to death March 6 by one of the city’s police officers who claimed the death occurred during a confrontation. Tony Terrell Robinson Jr., 19, was shot in the head, torso and right upper arm […]

March 15, 2015 · 0 comments ·