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From homeless to motivational speakers

Toastmasters club helping men with confidence and job-finding skills BY KATE SANTICH ORLANDO SENTINEL TRIBUNE NEWS…

California governor’s office mocks Scott’s trip there

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA California Gov. Jerry Brown’s office is sarcastically welcoming Florida Gov. Rick…

Harriet Tubman is the ‘change’ for $20 bill

BY SAMANTHA MASUNAGA LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS Harriet Tubman will replace President Andrew Jackson as…

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

All eyes on Zimmerman Four years ago, Florida Courier reporter Ashley Thomas was following the initial…

‘Classic Man’ passes away

Miller was top scholar, doctor, businessman BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF FORT LAUDERDALE – Dr. Frederick Vincent…

Jacksonville legislator facing campaign fraud charges

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – State Rep. Reggie Fullwood, a three-term…

Former FAMU dean leads research program in Brooksville

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER TALLAHASSEE – Former interim dean of the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College…

Edward Waters College celebrates anniversary in Live Oak

The HBCU’s first building was erected there in 1872. Edward Waters College President Nathaniel Glover received…

State required to pay legal fees in gay-marriage fight

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Lawyers representing plaintiffs who successfully challenged…

Hope for homes

Tampa family gets much needed renovations on their house for free due to the generosity of…

RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY? NOT SO FAST

America’s public defender system is underfunded and overwhelmed – with no relief in sight. BY SARAH…

New law eases finding insurance beneficiaries

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed a bill that supporters…

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

Civil rights icons die Six years ago, the Florida Courier noted the deaths of the NAACP’s…

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‘Beast’ bankers are still beastly

‘Beast’ bankers are still beastly The Gantt Report “Cat Columns” are probably the most read, most remembered, and most copied and forwarded editorial columns that I have written. However, I take more pride in the fact that, long before it was…

Are Black people becoming obsolete?

Are Black people becoming obsolete? Coalition-building is the best way for Black people to make the kind of progress we need to make in this country, especially when it comes to economic empowerment. Some have posited that Black people are swiftly…

Party with a purpose

Party with a purpose Diana Ross wows cruisers prior to Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage FROM STAFF REPORTS The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage hadn’t set sail yet but the party had started almost as soon as the cruisers boarded…

Prince music flies off shelves in the days after his death

Prince music flies off shelves in the days after his death BY ANGELA BRONNER HELM THE ROOT Days after the tragic death of Prince at age 57, the pop legend’s music is predictably swelling in sales. USA Today reported that on April 21, the day he was…

THEIR JOURNEY TOWARD JUSTICE BEGINS

THEIR JOURNEY TOWARD JUSTICE BEGINS The case of plainclothes police officer Nouman Raja, who killed church musician Corey Jones, will go to a grand jury. BY ANDY REID, KATE JACOBSON AND RAFAEL OLMEDA SUN SENTINEL / TNS WEST PALM BEACH –…

Black newspapers say ‘no’

Black newspapers say ‘no’ Few making presidential endorsements BY ERICK JOHNSON THE CHICAGO CRUSADER VIA GEORGE CURRY MEDIA Forget it, Hillary. Sorry, Bernie. When the time came for the Florida Courier to endorse either candidate, the edgy Black newspaper dropped a bombshell…

More dissidents since change in U.S./Cuba relations

More dissidents since change in U.S./Cuba relations More Cubans are now willing to speak out about their frustrations. BY FRANCO ORDONEX TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE HAVANA — In one of her first public acts of opposition, Aymara Nieto Munoz joined three other Cuban dissidents…

European anti-terror efforts crippled by lack of trust, shared intelligence

European anti-terror efforts crippled by lack of trust, shared intelligence BY MATTHEW SCHOFIELD TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE BERLIN — At the beginning of this year, the acting president of the council of the European Union asked the respected International Centre for Counter-Terrorism in The Hague, Netherlands, to…

Harriet Tubman is the ‘change’ for $20 bill

Harriet Tubman is the ‘change’ for $20 bill

BY SAMANTHA MASUNAGA LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS Harriet Tubman will replace President Andrew Jackson as the face…

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

All eyes on Zimmerman Four years ago, Florida Courier reporter Ashley Thomas was following the initial stage of…

Party with a purpose

Party with a purpose

Diana Ross wows cruisers prior to Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage FROM STAFF REPORTS The Tom Joyner Foundation…

Prince music flies off shelves in the days after his death

Prince music flies off shelves in the days after his death

BY ANGELA BRONNER HELM THE ROOT Days after the tragic death of Prince at age 57, the pop…