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A FLORIDA COURIER EXCLUSIVE

A FLORIDA COURIER EXCLUSIVE

BICYCLING WHILE BLACK The overwhelming majority of traffic tickets from the Tampa Police Department for ‘illegal bicycling’ are issued to African-Americans. Editor’s note: The editors of the Tampa Bay Times are sharing this exclusive report with the Florida Courier. Below is a condensed version of a special report that was published in the printed version […]

Obama talks climate change in the Everglades

Obama talks climate change in the Everglades

BY JENNY STALETOVICH AND PATRICIA MAZZEI MIAMI HERALD / TNS MIAMI – With a sawgrass prairie at his back and spring rain clouds darkening the sky, President Obama on Wednesday cast the beleaguered Everglades as the poster child for climate change. Obama called for quick and aggressive action in a speech that pivoted between touting […]

B-CU student drowns in Daytona Beach

B-CU student drowns in Daytona Beach

School investigating hazing rumors BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS FLORIDA COURIER “He was my best friend.” Those were the first words Bethune-Cookman University student Devonte “Squirrel” Lampkin said to the Florida Courier on Wednesday, just days after the drowning death of 22-year-old Damian “Dame” Parks, who was a fellow student at the Daytona Beach-based historically Black […]

IN-CUSTODY DEATH / BALTIMORE, MD.

IN-CUSTODY DEATH / BALTIMORE, MD.

‘Eye contact’ with cop gets Black man killed About 600 protestors, including the families of Freddie Gray, protested Gray’s death while in the custody of Baltimore police by marching from the site of the arrest on Tuesday. Click here for the full story. (KENNETH K. LAM/BALTIMORE SUN/TNS)

Tampa officers, residents unite for anti-violence march

Tampa officers, residents unite for anti-violence march

Hundreds protest spike in crime at city’s Sulphur Springs neighborhood BY SAMUEL JOHNSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The Tampa Police Department is combining forces with residents and community organizations to combat a recent spike in violent crime. On April 18, roughly 200 plus residents, community leaders and Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor marched in […]

Governor and state workers end fight over drug tests

Governor and state workers end fight over drug tests

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Ending a four-year legal battle that cost taxpayers at least $675,000, Gov. Rick Scott and lawyers representing a state workers’ union have agreed on the types of Florida government employees who can be forced to undergo suspicionless drug tests. Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties […]

Florida Virtual School opens enrollments for 2015-2016

Florida Virtual School opens enrollments for 2015-2016

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS FT), a statewide virtual public school, is opening enrollment for grades kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2015-16 school year. Information sessions – both in person and online – are being held for parents and students across the state to learn more about the […]

Defense: Video ‘completely exonerates’ 15-year-old Canadian in Miami murder case

Defense: Video ‘completely exonerates’ 15-year-old Canadian in Miami murder case

BY DAVID OVALLE MIAMI HERALD/TNS Video surveillance “completely exonerates” a Canadian teen charged in connection with a violent marijuana robbery that led to the fatal shooting of his older brother, defense attorneys claimed Monday. The defense theory was outlined in a court filing for 15-year-old Marc Wabafiyebazu, whose attorneys formally entered a plea of not […]

Bush leads Republicans by an inch while Clinton leads Democrats by a mile

Bush leads Republicans by an inch while Clinton leads Democrats by a mile

BY ALI ELKIN BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a slight lead over Republican presidential hopefuls, and Hillary Clinton has a significant one over fellow Democrats, according to a CNN/ORC International poll published Monday. Seventeen percent of self-identified Republicans and GOP-leaning independents said they favored Bush, who has not formally declared himself a […]

Abdul-Jabbar recovering from bypass surgery

Abdul-Jabbar recovering from bypass surgery

FROM WIRE REPORTS Kareem Abdul-Jabbar underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery on April 16 and is expected to make a full recovery. Abdul-Jabbar was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center with cardiovascular disease. Dr. Richard Shemin, UCLA’s chief of cardiac surgery, said the surgery scorer was successful and he expects Abdul-Jabbar to make a full […]

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