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Zika toll continues to grow

Zika toll continues to grow

COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – Florida has added 10 new cases of the Zika virus, and the overall number of infections involving pregnant women has reached 90, according to information released Wednesday by the state Department of Health. Mosquito-borne Zika is particularly dangerous to pregnant women because it can cause severe birth […]

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

Black spending and a questionable death Three years ago, the Florida Courier reported that the $1 trillion spending power of Black America did not result in advertising dollars for Black-owned media, and published a story about the questionable death of a construction worker, Clayton Bailey, resulting from a construction accident.

A century in the making

A century in the making

African American museum finally opens COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – The National Museum of African American History and Culture may have started out at a distinct disadvantage. But it has already begun to overcome its humble roots. The first of the Smithsonian Institution’s 19 museums to begin without a dedicated collection, its […]

Barack Obama speaks like Malcolm X-lite

Barack Obama speaks like Malcolm X-lite

President Barack Obama made quite a splash at a 2016 Congressional Black Caucus dinner. News reports say Obama gave his most fiery presidential speech ever as he tried to fire up some political puppets before the upcoming fall elections. I say “puppets,” because even if the president didn’t say a mumbling word, Black elected officials […]

State universities seek more funds for counseling

State universities seek more funds for counseling

Shortage of mental health staffing on campuses has led to long waits for services BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – With a 48 percent increase in the number of students seeking counseling, Florida universities are asking for an additional $14.5 million in the coming budget year to hire more mental health […]

South African schoolgirls provide revolutionary leadership

South African schoolgirls provide revolutionary leadership

DR. MARSHA ADEBAYO AND SIKI DLANGA BLACK AGENDA REPORT Pretoria Girls High School was shaken to its core two weeks ago when Black girls attending this apartheid-era elite school challenged fundamental tenets of White supremacy. This challenge to White supremacy occurred in Pretoria, the official seat of the apartheid regime, a city known for its […]

Republican Party rejects Black voters

Republican Party rejects Black voters

Are Black voters so loyal to Democrats that their issues are ignored? Donald Trump suggests as much, arguing that Blacks had “nothing to lose” by voting for him. Now a column by Farai Chideya at FiveThirtyEight cites academics who make a similar argument. In recent elections, about 90 percent of the Black vote has gone to […]

Racial categories a census dilemma

Racial categories a census dilemma

U.S. Census Bureau officials say the increasing diversity has prompted the agency’s most significant review yet of the way it asks Americans about their race and ethnicity. BY JILL COWAN DALLAS MORNING NEWS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DALLAS – When Gloria Fortner was a little girl, a classmate of Black and White parentage claimed to be […]

More than 1 million ballots already requested for November election

More than 1 million ballots already requested for November election

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA More than 1 million ballots have been requested for the November general election, according to the state Division of Elections. Also, not every county supervisor of elections has filed a report on the number of ballots requested. Counties have until Sept. 24 to send out vote-by-mail ballots to overseas service […]

Adoptions: A home for Joseph and Patrick

Adoptions: A home for Joseph and Patrick

Editor’s note: This is a monthly series spotlighting Florida children who are waiting to be adopted. One Church One Child of Florida is a faith-based, 501(c)(3) organization, operating statewide in partnership with the Department of Children and Families and local community-based lead agencies and their providers to help raise awareness and recruit adoptive and foster […]