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JUSTICE DENIED

JUSTICE DENIED

Efforts to vindicate the innocent men victimized in one of Florida’s most notorious racial atrocities are picking up steam. BY ZENITHA PRINCE THE AFRO AMERICAN SPECIAL TO THE TRICE EDNEY NEWSWIRE GROVELAND – As a child growing up in Florida, Carolyn Greenlee felt there was a black mark against her last name. The now-66-year-old Nashville […]

Obama commutes sentences, dines with ex-felons

Obama commutes sentences, dines with ex-felons

BY TOLUSE OLORUNNIPA BLOOMBERG NEWS / TNS WASHINGTON – President Obama commuted the sentences of 61 federal prisoners Wednesday and went to lunch with seven former inmates who were released after having their sentences shortened – examples, Obama said, of the importance of second chances. The president’s latest commutations and his impromptu meeting with former […]

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

‘Criminal enterprises’ and a notable passing Seven years ago, the Florida Courier covered an anti-gang summit convened by then-State Attorney Bill McCollum, as well as the death of renowned Black historian Dr. John Hope Franklin.

Closing  a ‘dark chapter’

Closing a ‘dark chapter’

Scott signs Dozier ‘justice’ bill COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed a bill addressing what one lawmaker described as a “dark chapter” in Florida history at a now-shuttered reform school. The measure (SB 708), one of 14 bills Scott signed into law Wednesday, will allocate money for the reburial […]

Governor approves medical marijuana for terminally ill

Governor approves medical marijuana for terminally ill

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE –  With Floridians poised to vote this fall on broad legalization of medical marijuana, Gov. Rick Scott on March 25 signed a bill that will allow terminally ill patients to have access to marijuana as they try to ease suffering. The bill, which lawmakers approved this […]

Scott backs mental health changes for courts

Scott backs mental health changes for courts

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill on March 25 that supporters said will help the court system address issues with criminal defendants who have mental illnesses. Lawmakers unanimously approved the measure (HB 439), sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Charles McBurney, R-Jacksonville, and Senate Judiciary Chairman Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami. […]

Trump’s Palm Beach neighbors offering scant support

Trump’s Palm Beach neighbors offering scant support

BY DAN SWEENEY SUN SENTINEL/TNS PALM BEACH – Donald Trump may have won Palm Beach County in the primary, but his neighbors appear to be at a loss as to their feelings about it. In Pastry Heaven on Worth Avenue, a tuna fish sandwich comes with a side of exasperated sighs and begrudging acquiescence when […]

Black Dems meeting in Orlando

Black Dems meeting in Orlando

The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida (DBCF) will host its 34th annual conference April 1-3 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando “This is the year for strategic planning with the stakeholders of our community about the importance of legislating and voting,” said Henry Crespo Sr., president of the caucus. The theme this […]

Beware of the political poverty pimps

Beware of the political poverty pimps

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! The races for the 2016 elections began years ago, as soon as Barack Obama was elected to his second term as president of the United States. Fakes, charlatans and political goofballs raced to every candidate seeking a political office and proclaimed themselves as political experts! The best beggars No […]

Black women in the peace movement

Black women in the peace movement

Some words seem rarely mentioned in this highly toxic political season. We’ve heard about bombs and walls, but very little about peace. One is almost tempted, when some of the candidates are speaking, to burst into song – give peace a chance. In this Women’s History Month, it makes sense to reflect on women and […]

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