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State hires new health care company for inmates

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – State corrections officials have hired Centurion…

Health disparities summit set for Feb. 5-6 in Tampa

SPECIAL TO THE COURIER The Florida Health Equity Research Institute, W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute and…

Celebrating the global legacy of literary icon – Zora Neale Hurston

A year of events is underway in observance of the author’s 125th birthday. BY PENNY DICKERSON…

Events scheduled in memory of teen killed after leaving fair

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Feb. 7 will mark two years since 14-year-old honor student Andrew Joseph…

Flight to Freedom Feb. 13 at Fort Mose

Fort Mose’s Flight to Freedom in St. Augustine recreates the 17th-century experience of the hundreds of…

2015-16 BASKETBALL SEASON

In full swing   The University of Connecticut’s Moriah Jefferson (4) drives past the University of…

Finally at rest

Lawmakers may aid dead boys’ families BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE –…

Lawmakers considering ‘pastor protection’ law

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In the wake of last year’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court…

FSU settles lawsuit with Winston accuser

Former student said university violated her Title IX rights by not appropriately investigating rape claim BY…

Florida theme parks boost security in light of terrorism, mass shootings

BY SANDRA PEDICINI ORLANDO SENTINEL/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE ORLANDO — Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando…

Edward Waters College becomes part of global art installation

SPECIAL TO THE COURIER JACKSONVILLE – Edward Waters College (EWC) became part of a global discussion…

Remembering the Challenger disaster

Exploring the lessons learned after seven astronauts were killed 30 years ago BY MARCO SANTANA AND…

South Miami-Dade Alphas honor MLK through community restoration project

The Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity participated in the fourth annual SoMi…

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Some Black folks have eyes, but can’t see

Some Black folks have eyes, but can’t see Africa is the center of the world – where mankind began – and the cradle of civilization! The Motherland is not a continent of nappy-haired naked people running around with spears in their hands and bones…

Political decisions vs. political choices

Political decisions vs. political choices Picture this headline: “Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders win respective primaries.” Let that marinate for a moment before reading any further. Now, what is your reaction? Faced with those two choices, what will you do? For…

Florida’s Finest – February 5, 2016

Florida’s Finest – February 5, 2016 British actor Idris Elba took home two Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 30.  Elba won the “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role” award for his role in Netflix’s “Beasts of No Nation’’…

Racial issues shape conversation at Sundance Film Festival

Racial issues shape conversation at Sundance Film Festival BY COLIN COVERT STAR TRIBUNE (TNS) PARK CITY, Utah — Don Cheadle came to this year’s Sundance Film Festival to present his trifecta debut as star, director and writer of the Miles Davis biography “Miles Ahead.”…

CANCER SCREENING MATTERS

CANCER SCREENING MATTERS That’s the message of Florida’s top health care official, Surgeon General John Armstrong, who was diagnosed with colon cancer last September at age 52. FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – Hundreds of activities around the…

US Muslims part of ‘American family,’ Obama says

US Muslims part of ‘American family,’ Obama says BY JOHN FRITZE AND IAN DUNCAN THE BALTIMORE SUN / TNS BALTIMORE – President Obama, speaking on Wednesday during his first visit to a U.S. mosque as president, urged Americans to embrace their “common humanity” and…

‘Period of uncertainty’ about Iran deal

‘Period of uncertainty’ about Iran deal BY SARAH PARVINI LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS LOS ANGELES — Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed dreams of hopping on a plane from John F. Kennedy International Airport straight to Iran, where she would spend weeks learning about her…

At least 18,800 civilians killed in the Iraq war since 2014

At least 18,800 civilians killed in the Iraq war since 2014 TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE GENEVA — The conflict in Iraq has claimed the lives of at least 18,800 civilians and has left another 36,200 wounded since early 2014, according to a U.N. report that singled out Islamic…

2015-16 BASKETBALL SEASON

2015-16 BASKETBALL SEASON

In full swing   The University of Connecticut’s Moriah Jefferson (4) drives past the University of Central Florida’s…

Finally at rest

Finally at rest

Lawmakers may aid dead boys’ families BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Legislation started…

Florida’s Finest – February 5, 2016

Florida’s Finest – February 5, 2016

British actor Idris Elba took home two Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 30.  Elba won the “Outstanding…

Racial issues shape conversation at Sundance Film Festival

Racial issues shape conversation at Sundance Film Festival

BY COLIN COVERT STAR TRIBUNE (TNS) PARK CITY, Utah — Don Cheadle came to this year’s Sundance Film…