Jazz in the Gardens 2014 (Kim Gibson, photographer)

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2014 ELECTIONS

Will Black America turn out? In 2004, South Africans lined up to vote during national elections…

Voters walking away

‘No party’ label shows increase BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE –The Democratic…

Feds consider tiered hospital system for Ebola patients

BY KAREN GARLOCH, LINDSAY WISE AND BILL HANNA TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Hoping to avoid…

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…

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Sony Open 2014 (Kim Gibson, photographer)

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Tampa’s Black journalists to honor Wilds at banquet

Tampa’s Black journalists to honor Wilds at banquet The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists (TBABJ) will honor Jetie B. Wilds Jr. during its Ninth Annual Griot Drums Award & Scholarship Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 13, at Tampa Marriott Westshore, 1001 N. Westshore Blvd. Wilds,…

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…

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…

‘Seven Killings’ an epic about 1970s Jamaica

‘Seven Killings’ an epic about 1970s Jamaica Marlon James’ new novel hailed as ‘scary, lyrically beautiful’ BY ROHAN PRESTON STAR TRIBUNE (MCT) MINNEAPOLIS – It’s around 3 p.m. on Oct. 1, the biggest day in Marlon James’ career — if not his life.…

St. Louis professor’s new book explores concept of race

St. Louis professor’s new book explores concept of race BY DR. GLENN ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER In 1924, the Richmond Times-Dispatch published an editorial in support of the Racial Integrity Act.  The editors warned that intermarriage between the races “will sound the death…

‘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…

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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