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Zimmerman shooter must turn in weapons, avoid him

BY GAL TZIPERMAN LOTAN ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS The man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman must turn…

Florida GOP approves winner-take-all primary

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Republican Party of Florida’s executive board formally voted on May…

‘Can anything good come out of Opa-locka?’

City celebrates 89th birthday with pioneers, celebs SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER On May 14, 1926…

Dinner to celebrate man who died in police custody, raise money for diabetes education

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Remembering a tragic event and working to make sure it never…

Three inducted into state Civil Rights Hall of Fame

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER TALLAHASSEE –  Sallye Brooks Mathis, Edward Daniel Davis and Reubin O.…

Scott goes to Washington, D.C.

Continues fight against Obamacare BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A congressional committee will…

Police militarization

Since 2010, civilian law enforcement agencies in Florida, including U.S. Dept. of State Narcotics Enforcement units…

No hospital exes on governor’s hospital panel

Scott also has called for medical providers to copy MLB teams and share profits BY BRANDON…

Senator to Edward Waters College graduates: Start a business, buy property and think big

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida State Senator Chris Smith gave his first commencement address on…

Sorority awards $18,000 in scholarships during May Week

As part of May Week 2015, the Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (DSTTA)…

Tallahassee Business MatchMaker to benefit minority entrepreneurs

The Tallahassee Business MatchMaker will take place on May 21 during the 32nd Annual Small Business…

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Young, gifted, in black On May 1, 41 boys became the fourth class to participate in…

Tampa gets new police chief

BY SAMUEL JOHNSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER TAMPA – Eric Ward, a 47-year-old Tampa native…

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Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 257

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 257 El-Hajj Malik el Shabazz – Malcolm X would have been 90 this week. I have four Black activist role models – Malcolm (Black people will bring our rights into existence “by any means necessary”); MLK (We…

White eyes and Black lives

White eyes and Black lives I love my Black friends, I love my non-Black friends and I love my neighbors. But most people just don’t get it! It amazes me how many folk are so quick to judge others using their…

REMEMBERING B.B. KING

REMEMBERING B.B. KING Musicians recall blues legend’s generous spirit and his unique approach to music BY RANDY LEWIS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Expect some musical heavyweights to turn up Saturday, May 23 in Las Vegas at the funeral service for…

Brown, Minaj get most BET Awards nominees

Brown, Minaj get most BET Awards nominees EURWEB.COM Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown lead this year’s list of 2015 BET Awards nominees with six nods each, followed by   and Lil Wayne follow with four apiece. Common and John Legend’s Oscar-winning song “Glory” from…

WHERE ARE THE BLACK COPS?

WHERE ARE THE BLACK COPS? In cities statewide, there are relatively few African-American police officers on duty anywhere. Experts say that scarcity contributes to racial tensions and higher incarceration. BY JOHN LANTIGUA FLORIDA CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING The majority of Florida…

EL HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ / MAY 19, 1925 – FEB. 21, 1965

EL HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ / MAY 19, 1925 – FEB. 21, 1965 Happy birthday to our ‘Black shining prince’ Black activist Malcolm X, seen here with a portrait of his mentor Elijah Muhammad, would have celebrated his 90th birthday on Wednesday, May 19, had he lived. Assassins murdered…

Kerry’s visit to Kenya paves way for president

Kerry’s visit to Kenya paves way for president Secretary of State and Kenyatta discuss counterterrorism and security BY ROBYN DIXON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS JOHANNESBURG — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday sought to rebuild America’s frayed relationship with Kenya, which went into…

California faces serious risk of Nepal-like earthquake

California faces serious risk of Nepal-like earthquake In Nepal, experts had long feared that weak buildings would bring mass casualties in the event of a major quake. BY SHELBY GRAD AND RONG-GONG LIN II LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES—A huge earthquake like the…

HARRIET TUBMAN / ‘WOMEN ON 20s’

HARRIET TUBMAN / ‘WOMEN ON 20s’

All about the Tubmans, baby An online grassroots campaign by the organization “Women on 20s” selected abolitionist and…

Three inducted into state Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Three inducted into state Civil Rights Hall of Fame

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER TALLAHASSEE –  Sallye Brooks Mathis, Edward Daniel Davis and Reubin O. Askew were…

REMEMBERING B.B. KING

REMEMBERING B.B. KING

Musicians recall blues legend’s generous spirit and his unique approach to music BY RANDY LEWIS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS…

Brown, Minaj get most BET Awards nominees

Brown, Minaj get most BET Awards nominees

EURWEB.COM Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown lead this year’s list of 2015 BET Awards nominees with six nods…