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SEEN AND HEARD

SEEN AND HEARD

As Democrats start the 2016 presidential campaign in earnest, Black women play key roles in the convention and in making the case for Hillary Clinton. BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER PHILADELPHIA, PA. – ‘The City of Brotherly Love” welcomed delegates and a host of high-profile political leaders and celebrities for the 2016 […]

Florida Courier wins more awards for writing, photos

Florida Courier wins more awards for writing, photos

FROM STAFF REPORTS Continuing its award-winning ways in 10 years as a statewide newspaper, the Florida Courier has racked up three awards from the Florida Press Association’s annual Better Weekly Newspaper Contest. Publisher Charles W. Cherry II won in the Serious Column (Sally Latham Memorial Award) category for his “Random Thoughts of a Free Black […]

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

HIV/AIDS and equal justice Four years ago, the Florida Courier reported on the annual International AIDS Conference hosted in Washington, D.C., as well as an award the National Bar Association presented to Tallahassee-based attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents Trayvon Martin’s family.

Black candidate for Senate blasts TV station for not including her in debate

Black candidate for Senate blasts TV station for not including her in debate

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Pam Keith, a former naval officer, is on a mission to become the first Black woman in Florida to become a U.S. senator. However, she believes her campaign is being derailed because of “blatant racism and sexism.’’ In a statement on Tuesday, she blasted an Orlando TV station for not including […]

State health officials continue probe of Zika cases

State health officials continue probe of Zika cases

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Health officials are investigating two South Florida Zika cases that might not be linked to travel to other countries. Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Health said the state has 19 new travel-related cases. The department announced early last week that it was investigating cases in Miami-Dade and Broward counties that […]

Wasserman Schultz must now fight on home turf

Wasserman Schultz must now fight on home turf

Congresswoman facing tough primary battle in South Florida district BY AMY SHERMAN AND PATRICIA MAZZEI MIAMI HERALD/TNS PHILADELPHIA – After quitting her national Democratic Party leadership role amid furor over thousands of leaked emails, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz now faces the political battle of her lifetime back home in South Florida. Wasserman Schultz resigned […]

More than 2 million ballots sent for primary

More than 2 million ballots sent for primary

More than 2 million ballots have been sent to voters for the Aug. 30 primaries, according to the state Division of Elections website. Most of the ballots have gone to overseas and military voters, with the first big wave of “vote-by-mail” ballots were sent out Tuesday from county supervisors of elections offices to in-state voters. […]

Random thoughts of a  free Black mind, v. 281

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 281

The myth named Bernie Sanders – Former Democratic presidential candidate Sanders, whose stump speech always included talk of a “political revolution” in America, ain’t no revolutionary. From a 1963 speech known as “Message to the Grassroots” by Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik el Shabazz) …(M)any of our people are using this word “revolution” loosely, without […]

HIV/AIDS – Another missed opportunity

HIV/AIDS – Another missed opportunity

In South Africa on my first night to cover the 26th International AIDS Conference, I had dinner with Phill Wilson, president and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute, and three other members of our delegation. Phill mentioned the unusual circumstances under which we had met in 2003. At the time, I was serving the first […]

Micah Xavier Johnson and Gavin Long – 17 reasons

Micah Xavier Johnson and Gavin Long – 17 reasons

PAUL STREET BLACK AGENDA REPORT Judging by the coverage and commentary on corporate media telesecreens, good Americans are supposed to be surprised and horrified that eight police officers were ambushed and murdered by skilled Black riflemen in Dallas and Baton Rouge over the past month. But what’s so surprising about the racial revenge shootings? Here […]

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