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DID HE STAND HIS GROUND?

DID HE STAND HIS GROUND?

A church drummer whose car broke down on I-95 in South Florida was shot dead by a plainclothes cop. Questions abound. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS PALM BEACH GARDENS – The 31-year-old Florida man shot and killed by a Palm Beach Gardens police officer Sunday legally bought a gun just three days before his death, according […]

COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2015

COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2015

In full swing The fall football season is well underway, with the University of Miami’s Joe Yearby running hard in UM’s victory over Virginia Tech last week. This week, Bethune-Cookman University and Edward Waters College celebrate Homecoming, and FAMU’s Rattlers take a week off. (KIM GIBSON / FLORIDA COURIER)

Gator probably killed swimmer in Florida spring

Gator probably killed swimmer in Florida spring

BY ELYSSA CHERNEY ORLANDO SENTINEL / TNS ORLANDO – A dead man pulled from the waters of Blue Spring State Park on Monday appeared to have suffered wounds consistent with an alligator attack, according to a report from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. A medical examiner has begun the autopsy on James Okkerse, 61. If […]

Scott gets B-CU award

Scott gets B-CU award

President silent about forensic audit BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF DAYTONA BEACH – Bethune-Cookman University presented its highest honor, the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Leadership Award, to Florida Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday night despite a public outcry that prompted the school’s president to churn out a response to “allay all fears” about the university’s future […]

Curry bringing back Emerge magazine online

Curry bringing back Emerge magazine online

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER WASHINGTON – Former Emerge magazine Editor-in-Chief George E. Curry has announced that he is reviving the award-winning publication online, possibly as early as mid-November. Curry resigned as editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) News Service as of Oct. 2 and immediately directed his attention toward bringing back Emerge […]

Blacks excluded from embarrassing Democratic debate

Blacks excluded from embarrassing Democratic debate

The Democrat debate was nothing short of embarrassing, insulting, and dismissive of Black people. The 2-½ -hour rhetorical exercise was an in-your-face thumbing of the nose at Black voters. How much more proof do we need to make us understand that we are totally excluded from the political process? Are we ignored and dismissed because […]

Democratic debate leaves room for improvement

Democratic debate leaves room for improvement

In contrast to the most entertaining Republican presidential candidate debate, the first Democratic presidential candidate debate was more absorbing.  We heard from grownups that refrained from personal attacks and offered solid information about their positions. While there were mild fireworks, there was much gravitas, and the sagacity with which these candidates discussed issues was most […]

Rebel flag arrests no cause for joy

Rebel flag arrests no cause for joy

Lots of Black people thought it was good news when a grand jury in Douglas County, Ga., indicted a bunch of Confederate flag-waving White boys who spewed racial abuse and threatened Black guests outside a child’s birthday party, this past summer. It’s hard not to celebrate on those rare occasions when your enemies are getting […]

Farrakhan rally peddles same Black-empowerment Ponzi scheme

Farrakhan rally peddles same Black-empowerment Ponzi scheme

P.T. Barnum had an uncanny knack for getting poor people to part with their hard-earned money just to marvel at his “elaborate hoaxes.” His rival huckster, David Hannum, famously scoffed at this with the cynical observation that, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Sadly, tens of thousands of Black folks vindicated Hannum’s observation when they […]

Malcolm X letter on sale for $1.25 million

Malcolm X letter on sale for $1.25 million

COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS A letter written by Malcolm X in 1964 is on sale for $1.25 million, reports the New York Post. The seller, Gary Zimet, said the letter was discovered in a storage locker and almost thrown out. It was saved when Zimet saw some autographs by baseball greats Derek Jeter and Alex […]