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Medical weed petition moves forward

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment…

Proposal keeps pastors from marrying gay couples

State legislators to file bill that won’t force clergy to perform same-sex ceremonies BY MARGIE MENZEL…

Former Leon judge facing Bar suspension

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A former Leon County judge removed from the bench after operating…

Senator given a clean bill of health

A week after undergoing prostate surgery, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., was told by doctors Monday…

Duke Energy gets OK to buy Polk power plant

Duke Energy Florida was given the go-ahead Tuesday by state regulators to continue plans to buy…

Orlando Science Center the place to learn all about mummies

BY DEWAYNE BEVIL ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Mummies are people, too. That’s the underlying message of “Mummies of…

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s Tampa youth group wins top award at Conclave

SPECIAL TO THE COURIER The youth organization of the Tampa chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity…

A top HBCU honor for FAMU president

Mangum, Edward Waters research director among honorees at Hampton FROM WIRE REPORTS Two of Florida’s Black…

College challenging move to end nursing program

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A Broward County college has challenged a move by the Florida…

Florida Memorial has new basketball coach

Florida Memorial University has hired Artis Maddox from Mountain State University as the head coach of…

Sports reporter to speak at FAMU graduation

Fox Sports reporter Pam Oliver will address graduates at Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) summer commencement on…

TIME TO GET ‘STRAPPED’

A Black professional gun expert says Black-on-Black crime is a myth and urges African-Americans to be…

Court to consider guns in school dormitories

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – After a high-profile legislative debate this…

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How to keep our Black boys alive

How to keep our Black boys alive The recent spotlight on systematic racial profiling and police brutality against Black boys and men has exposed a painful truth long known in the Black community: just about every Black male seems to have a story…

Clinton, Obama election-year posturing

Clinton, Obama election-year posturing In July 2005, I wrote the following: “With under five percent of the world’s people, the US accounts for 25 percent of the planet’s prisoners. More than half its 2.2 million prisoners come from the one…

Harper Lee’s new book reveals a darker side of Alabama town

Harper Lee’s new book reveals a darker side of Alabama town BY DAVID L. ULIN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS It would be a mistake to read Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” as a sequel to her 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Yes, it takes place…

‘Falcon’ in flight at Disney World

‘Falcon’ in flight at Disney World Actor Anthony Mackie, who portrays “Falcon’’ in the new “Ant-Man’’ movie, takes flight on July 20 on the Astro Orbiter at the Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista. Mackie was vacationing with his family at…

THE NRA – FRIEND OR FOE?

THE NRA –  FRIEND OR FOE? Billing itself as ‘America’s longest-standing civil rights organization,’ the National Rifle Association has been missing in historical action as far as ‘Negroes with guns’ are concerned. BY KARSCEAL TURNER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER On May…

Mystery clouds Bland’s death

Mystery clouds Bland’s death Cops question mental health BY MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE, MICHAEL MUSKAL AND CHRISTINE MAI-DUC LOS ANGELES TIMES /TNS HOUSTON – Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas cell three days after her arrest during a traffic stop, told…

Obama’s late father looms over trip to Kenya

Obama’s late father looms over trip to Kenya President has been asked to visit family during trip to Africa on counterterrorism efforts BY LESLEY CLARK MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON–Barack Obama is defined in many ways by something he never really had. A father. He…

How Cuba’s tourism could affect rest of Caribbean

How Cuba’s tourism could affect rest of Caribbean Loss of visitors to other countries a major concern BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MIAMI HERALD/TNS Cuba is poised to become the new darling of Caribbean tourism and its good news could be the region’s bad news. Caribbean…

Cutting the deal

Cutting  the deal

Obama’s worldview shows in Iran agreement BLOOMBERG NEWS /TNS WASHINGTON – The Iran nuclear deal is as much…

TIME TO GET ‘STRAPPED’

TIME TO GET ‘STRAPPED’

A Black professional gun expert says Black-on-Black crime is a myth and urges African-Americans to be prepared to…

Harper Lee’s new book reveals a darker side of Alabama town

Harper Lee’s new book reveals a darker side of Alabama town

BY DAVID L. ULIN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS It would be a mistake to read Harper Lee’s “Go Set…

‘Falcon’ in flight at Disney World

‘Falcon’ in flight at Disney World

Actor Anthony Mackie, who portrays “Falcon’’ in the new “Ant-Man’’ movie, takes flight on July 20 on the…