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‘FINISH IN FOUR, SAVE MORE’

‘FINISH IN FOUR, SAVE MORE’

During his ‘Degrees to Jobs Summit’ this week, Gov. Rick Scott urged education leaders to pave the way to help more college students graduate earlier than six years. BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday challenged Florida’s colleges and universities to help full-time students graduate in four years – […]

Study says unexpected $400 expense would hurt nearly half of US households

Study says unexpected $400 expense would hurt nearly half of US households

BY DON LEE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Shedding light on the precarious economic state of many American families, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday that nearly half of U.S. households reported they would have trouble meeting emergency expenses of just $400. In addition, the Fed found that 22 percent of workers were juggling two or […]

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

Still paying the ‘Black tax’ Nine years ago, the Florida Courier covered Dr. Glenn W. Cherry’s presentation before the Federal Communications Commission’s public hearing in Tampa. Cherry and fellow radio station group owner Larry Lee of Fort Pierce spoke about how Black ownership of radio stations is drastically declining.

Georgia on their minds

Georgia on their minds

Supreme Court castigates state’s high court BY DAVID G. SAVAGE TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court rebuked the Georgia courts Monday for ignoring blatant evidence of racial bias when prosecutors deliberately excluded Blacks from a jury that would later impose the death penalty against a young Black man accused of murdering […]

Diabetic man can pursue claim over tasering

Diabetic man can pursue claim over tasering

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A diabetic man who collapsed at a Tallahassee grocery store can pursue an excessive-force lawsuit against a police officer who repeatedly used a stun gun after the man did not follow orders in an ambulance, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. But a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit […]

Beware of heroes with egos

Beware of heroes with egos

It’s May 2016, the time of year in the United States when professional basketball becomes a focal point for millions of people in America and around the world. It is the time when basketball “heroes” take center stage, and basketball fans pray that their particular hero can lead their favorite team to the promised land […]

City considers rechristening street named after KKK founder

City considers rechristening street named after KKK founder

BY SUSANNAH BRYAN SUN SENTINEL TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — He was a Confederate commander who helped found the Ku Klux Klan, but streets that run through Hollywood still bear his name. At least for now. For months, Hollywood resident Benjamin Israel has been leading the charge to get city commissioners to change the […]

Florida now issuing birth certificates to same-sex couples

Florida now issuing birth certificates to same-sex couples

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida health officials have started listing both spouses on birth certificates of children born into same-sex marriages and hope to have new birth certificates adding the option of “parent” – in addition to “mother” and “father” – by mid-July, according to court documents filed last […]

Blacks must diversify voting portfolios

Blacks must diversify voting portfolios

Blacks gave Obama 96 percent of their votes in 2008 and 94 percent of their votes in 2012. We, by far, are the most loyal voting block for Obama in the entire U.S. According to the Pew Research Center, for the 2012 presidential election, turnout by race was, “Whites, 72 percent, Blacks 13 percent, Hispanic […]

Transgender rights, but no rights for Black people

Transgender rights, but no rights for Black people

George Zimmerman tried to sell the gun he used to murder Trayvon Martin. The fear of bad publicity prevented him from successfully auctioning the weapon because outrage was loud and swift. But the bigger outrage was ignored. Zimmerman would be in jail if Barack Obama wanted him to be. Blacks hoodwinked Black people, so easily […]

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