Jazz in the Gardens 2014 (Kim Gibson, photographer)

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FOR GOVERNOR? NEITHER ONE

The Florida Courier makes recommendations for all statewide races and proposed constitutional amendments. In most cases,…

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY / NUMBER ELEVEN

‘A new season’ A week of activities climaxed with the installation of Dr. Elmira Mangum as…

Democrats ignore Black statewide candidate

FROM STAFF REPORTS Thaddeus “Thad’’ Hamilton, 64, is facing an uphill battle to become Florida’s first…

Will third-party candidate decide who’s governor?

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA At this late stage of Florida’s down-to-the-wire gubernatorial…

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…

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Sony Open 2014 (Kim Gibson, photographer)

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CANINE CONSPIRACY?

CANINE CONSPIRACY? Tampa police arrest a Black activist on ‘trumped-up’ charges – including animal cruelty against a beloved family pet that was already dying of cancer. FROM THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF TAMPA – Life Malcolm unapologetically defends the…

2014 ELECTIONS

2014 ELECTIONS Will Black America turn out? In 2004, South Africans lined up to vote during national elections after waiting for hours and sometimes days. Voter turnout in African countries is generally double or triple the levels of…

Voters walking away

Voters walking away ‘No party’ label shows increase BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE –The Democratic advantage among registered voters in Florida continues to narrow slowly, according to the latest figures from the state Division of…

2014 ELECTIONS

2014 ELECTIONS Will Black America turn out? In 2004, South Africans lined up to vote during national elections after waiting for hours and sometimes days. Voter turnout in African countries is generally double or triple the levels of…

Feds consider tiered hospital system for Ebola patients

Feds consider tiered hospital system for Ebola patients BY KAREN GARLOCH, LINDSAY WISE AND BILL HANNA TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Hoping to avoid mistakes made in the treatment of Ebola patients in Texas, federal health officials are considering a plan to designate top-tier…

DRAWING THE LINES

DRAWING THE LINES Districts drawn to elect minorities may cost Democrats control of the U.S. House BY DAVID LIGHTMAN MCCLATCHY WASHINGTO BUREAU (MCT) RIVIERA BEACH  — Black residents of this small southeast Florida town like their congressman. Rep. Alcee…

‘Dear White People’ is part comedy, part social commentary

‘Dear White People’ is part comedy, part social commentary BY COLIN COVERT STAR TRIBUNE (MCT) MINNEAPOLIS — It’s rare lately to see a college movie with a predominantly Black cast that isn’t focused on a campus dance-off or a football team. “Dear White People” moves…

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,…

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. 230

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 230

What recommendations? The Florida Courier’s editorial decision NOT to endorse Democrat Charlie Crist for Governor 2014 is getting…

Our gubernatorial choice is ‘Dumb and Dumber’

Our gubernatorial choice is ‘Dumb and Dumber’

BARBARA HOWARD THE POLITICS OF BLACKNESS The voters of Florida are now going to the polls to pick…

Black voters’ focus: ‘Bread and butter’ issues

Black voters’ focus: ‘Bread and butter’ issues

As Americans head to the voting booth, their priorities continue to be the economy, education and jobs. TRICE…

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…

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