The victims of the South Carolina church shooting are now being laid to rest this week, with President Barack Obama giving the eulogy at Sentor Clementa Pickey’s funeral. The pastor, a sitting Senator, along with eight other members of historic Mother Emanuel Church were murdered
by white shooter Dylann Roof. TContinue Reading
In the wake of the Charleston shooting, Ferguson and the other untimely deaths of Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Cameron Tillman, VonDerrit Myers Jr., Qusean Whitten, to only name a few, TContinue Reading
Posted on 26 April 2015 by The Florida Star Online
Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation’s first black woman attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end. TContinue Reading
Posted on 14 March 2015 by The Florida Star Online
By Arthia Nixon
PHOTO: Frank Powell, III
50 years after Amelia Boyton Robinson was iconically photographed being beaten by a state trooper in Bloody Sunday for simply wanting to exercise the right to vote, the woman, who is now over 105 held the hand of the nation’s first Black President, Barack Obama TContinue Reading
Gospel star Hezekiah Walker spent his Sunday in Atlanta to sing a song with a 9 year-old boy who found comfort in his lyrics during a frightening ordeal.
Last week, Willie Myrick was walking his dog at around 8 o’clock in front of his home when he TContinue Reading
27 year-old North Carolina police officer Randall Kerrick (right) was charged with voluntary manslaughter on Saturday after police say he fatally shot a man who had apparently just survived a car crash in Charlotte and was looking for help. Kerrick was released on $50,000 bond.
Jonathan Ferrell, a 24-year-old former Florida A&M University football player, was shot multiple times and TContinue Reading
At 66, former football star and actor OJ Simpson has been granted parole. Simpson was originally sentenced to nine to 33 years for the 2007 stick up of two memorabilia dealers, Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong.
On Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 4:09 p.m. officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3200 block of San Diego Road in reference to three children wandering. A citizen observed the children, called police, and stayed with them until police arrived. TContinue Reading
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you, Governor. To all the families, first responders, to the community of Newtown, clergy, guests — Scripture tells us: “…do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away…inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.”
We gather here in memory of twenty beautiful children and six remarkable adults. They lost their lives in a school that could have been any school; in a quiet town full of good and decent people that could be any town in America. TContinue Reading