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Bethune-Cookman University raises $2.53 million at award night gala

B-CU students made history with a $1 million donation Nascar’s Betty Jane France and Lesa Kennedy…

BLOWN OPPORTUNITY

If incumbent Gov. Rick Scott loses a close race against Charlie Crist, the cause may be…

NBA 2014-2015 SEASON

Heat go back to work The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, left, photobombed teammate Norris Cole’s photo…

Another state prison killing

Family demands federal probe BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Lawyers for an inmate…

Register to vote:The deadline is upon us

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III/Guest Columnist The fight to rid the world of injustice, unfairness, and…

TWO DECADES OF DYSFUNCTION

If Republican/Independent/Democrat Charlie Crist loses the governor’s race, Democrats will blame Black Floridians. The truth? Florida…

FLORIDA COURIER / OUT AND ABOUT

It’s Carnival time! Representatives of Trinidad and Tobago, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, the U.S., Belize, Guyana,…

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FOR GOVERNOR? NEITHER ONE

FOR GOVERNOR? NEITHER ONE The Florida Courier makes recommendations for all statewide races and proposed constitutional amendments. In most cases, neither candidate is suitable. For Black Floridians, it’s the case of same stuff, different election. Here’s what we wrote in…

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY / NUMBER ELEVEN

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY / NUMBER ELEVEN ‘A new season’ A week of activities climaxed with the installation of Dr. Elmira Mangum as FAMU’s 11th president earlier this month. She is the first “permanent” female president in FAMU’s 127-year history.(COURTESY OF FLORIDA A&M…

Democrats ignore Black statewide candidate

Democrats ignore Black statewide candidate FROM STAFF REPORTS Thaddeus “Thad’’ Hamilton, 64, is facing an uphill battle to become Florida’s first Black agriculture commissioner. This is his second run against the well-funded incumbent Adam Putnam. The agriculture commissioner oversees the Florida…

Record-setting number of Blacks seeking office

Record-setting number of Blacks seeking office Analyst expects five more African-American women to be elected to Congress BY FREDERICK H. LOWE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE A record number of African-Americans are candidates for federal and state offices in the midterm elections in…

Felony charges dropped against Detroit officer in death of 7-year-old

Felony charges dropped against Detroit officer in death of 7-year-old FROM WIRE REPORTS A Detroit police officer is facing reduced charges in the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones. On Oct. 3, Wayne County Circuit Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway dismissed felony charges to involuntary manslaughter against…

Reflections from a Black officer in Ferguson

Reflections from a Black officer in Ferguson Sgt. Harry Dilworth talks about life in Missouri town since Brown shooting BY CHRISTINE BYERS ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH (MCT) FERGUSON, Mo. — Seeing that a fellow African-American police officer had endured his fill of racial slurs…

Assessing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

Assessing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees Marvelettes, Whispers, War and Withers on this year’s list BY MALCOLM X ABRAM AKRON BEACON JOURNAL (MCT) The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees list was released on Thursday, Oct. 9. Let the debate…

ESPN, Turner Broadcasting reach nine-year deals with NBA

ESPN, Turner Broadcasting reach nine-year deals with NBA BY RYAN FAUGHNDER LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) The National Basketball Association has renewed its contracts with ESPN and Turner Broadcasting for nine years, the networks said on Monday. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed,…

‘The Game’ ending in 2015; creator reflects on the show’s success

‘The Game’ ending in 2015; creator reflects on the show’s success EURWEB.COM BET’s “The Game” from Mara Brock Akil, creator and producer, is coming to an end after the conclusion of seasons eight and nine, which are being taped now to air in early 2015. “All good…

Facebook closes deal with WhatsApp for $21.8 billion

Facebook closes deal with WhatsApp for $21.8 billion BY PARESH DAVE LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) Facebook Inc. welcomed WhatsApp to its family on Monday as the Silicon Valley social media company closed its $21.8-billion purchase of the popular chat app. First announced in February,…

Twitter to start testing ‘buy’ buttons

Twitter to start testing ‘buy’ buttons BY KATIE LANDAN LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) Impulse shopping online got a little easier Monday with Twitter’s announcement that it will begin testing a “buy” button on tweets. The San Francisco-based company plans to gradually roll…

Waterproof Gadgets

Waterproof Gadgets When electronics and water DO mix, these products are worth a look While it might not seem like a logical choice to bring portable electronic gadgets to the beach or pool, if you choose correctly, anything…

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 229

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 229

Happy birthday, Daddy! Charles W. Cherry, Sr. (Oct. 13; I was always late with birthday wishes) has been…

Working together to make a difference

Working together to make a difference

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege and honor of giving an inspirational speech to the Georgia…

Caught off guard by Holder’s resignation

Caught off guard by Holder’s resignation

Civil rights leaders announce need to regroup, continue fight for justice BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS…

113th Congress could be the least productive

113th Congress could be the least productive

Session on track to yield fewest new laws in 60 years BY DAVID ELDRIDGE CQ ROLL CALL (MCT)…

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