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UNBELTED WHILE BLACK

UNBELTED WHILE BLACK

According to a new American Civil Liberties Union report, Black motorists in Florida are cited for seatbelt violations nearly twice as often as White motorists. SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER MIAMI – All over the country, it seems Black Americans must be concerned about being shot and killed for driving while Black (Samuel Dubose); walking […]

2015-16 BASKETBALL SEASON

2015-16 BASKETBALL SEASON

In full swing   The University of Connecticut’s Moriah Jefferson (4) drives past the University of Central Florida’s Kayla Thigpen (11) as many basketball teams around the country reach the midpoint of their seasons. Defending NCAA women’s champ UConn destroyed UCF, 106-51, last week. (JOHN WOIKE/HARTFORD COURANT/TNS)

Finally at rest

Finally at rest

Lawmakers may aid dead boys’ families BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Legislation started moving Tuesday in the House and Senate to help relatives rebury bodies unearthed by researchers looking into abuses at a shuttered reform school in Northwest Florida. The Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee and the House Government […]

Lawmakers considering ‘pastor protection’ law

Lawmakers considering ‘pastor protection’ law

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In the wake of last year’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, a bill dubbed the “Pastor Protection Act” has cleared its first Senate panel. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday voted 7-3 to approve the measure (SB 110), filed by Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach. The […]

FSU settles lawsuit with Winston accuser

FSU settles lawsuit with Winston accuser

Former student said university violated her Title IX rights by not appropriately investigating rape claim BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida State University has agreed to pay almost $1 million to settle a lawsuit by a woman who accused the school’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback of sexual assault in a case […]

Florida theme parks boost security in light of terrorism, mass shootings

Florida theme parks boost security in light of terrorism, mass shootings

BY SANDRA PEDICINI ORLANDO SENTINEL/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE ORLANDO — Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando are hiring additional security employees as theme parks enter what experts say is a new era of stepped-up efforts to shield visitors from possible terrorism and mass shootings. The theme parks would not say how many people they are […]

Edward Waters College becomes part of global art installation

Edward Waters College becomes part of global art installation

SPECIAL TO THE COURIER JACKSONVILLE – Edward Waters College (EWC) became part of a global discussion on deforestation when it participated in “The Blue Trees” project on Jan. 18 during the MLK Day of Service. EWC students joined world-renowned artist, Konstantin Dimopoulos to color the tree trunks on campus blue. This project has been hosted […]

It’s time for the Black political ‘SOS’

It’s time for the Black political ‘SOS’

It’s 2016. Once again, so-called Negro leaders are rushing to endorse non-Black candidates for president of the United States and for other federal, state and local offices! How dumb can they be? Everybody has a right to endorse, support, contribute to and campaign for the political candidates of their choice. But can’t Black people wait […]

Filthy rich and dangerous (Part 1)

Filthy rich and dangerous (Part 1)

My early days of being an activist seem so simple now.  A hotheaded reporter or radio personality would challenge my actions, and I would simply shut him/her down with quips and verbal jockeying. An IRS series of audits, police interrogations, and being pulled over by the state police for no reason were some of those […]

Add Haiti to Obama’s ‘bucket list’

Add Haiti to Obama’s ‘bucket list’

RON DANIELS GEORGE CURRY MEDIA COLUMNIST Much attention has been made of President Obama’s “bucket list,” those things he would like to accomplish before the end of his term. Among the items on his list is a visit to Cuba, climaxing one of the signature achievements of his presidency – breaking the decades-long diplomatic and […]

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