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LOSERS AND WINNERS

LOSERS AND WINNERS

In random order, here’s our analysis of the aftermath of the controversy surrounding U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ commencement speech this month at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach. ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF  B-CU President Edison O. Jackson and Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Joe Petrock – LOSERS – They […]

HURRICANE ANDREW / 25 YEARS AGO

HURRICANE ANDREW / 25 YEARS AGO

It’s hurricane season again Pleasure boats docked at Dinner Key Marin in Miami-Dade County were destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in August 1992. The hurricane season officially starts on June 1, with many Floridians preparing well in advance. Click here for a clip-and-save disaster preparation guide. (CARL SEIBERT/SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL/ TNS)

Keeping their bags packed

Keeping their bags packed

Haitians get short deportation delay BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD / TNS Haitian nationals who have been protected from deportation from the U.S. for more than seven years since an earthquake struck their homeland won another temporary reprieve Monday: The Department of Homeland Security announced that it will extend the benefit, which expires on July […]

‘Cat Fund’ healthy for 2017 hurricane season

‘Cat Fund’ healthy for 2017 hurricane season

BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund is in its strongest financial position ever as the state heads into the annual storm season next month. But state officials may bolster the fund, which helps private insurers pay claims if Florida gets hit by a major hurricane, with […]

In the media, game recognizes game

In the media, game recognizes game

I moved to the state of Florida in 1975 and, God willing, I hope to move out of the Sunshine State in 2017. I’m not trying to move because I’m mad with the state. I just think it is time for me to return to my hometown, Atlanta, Georgia. I feel like during my stay […]

Workers: Unfair treatment common at hotels

Workers: Unfair treatment common at hotels

Erratic schedules, workload, hostile conditions and benefits – which can vary widely – contribute to the complexities of housekeepers’ employment. BY CHABELI HERRERA MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – In the back rooms of hotels around the nation, managers and their workers juggle a tricky balancing act — one that the industry is sometimes loathe to discuss. […]

Rubio on Trump: ‘People got what they voted for’

Rubio on Trump: ‘People got what they voted for’

BY STEVEN LEMONGELLO ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has a message for voters: You wanted Donald Trump? You got him. “I don’t understand why people are that shocked,” the Florida Republican told the CBS show “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “This president ran a very unconventional campaign. I was there for a big part […]

Prison guards charged in chemical spraying  incident

Prison guards charged in chemical spraying incident

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Two Northwest Florida correctional officers face charges after authorities said an inmate was sprayed with a chemical agent and placed in a supply closet. William Jeffery Davis, a sergeant at Liberty Correctional Institution, was charged with malicious battery, official misconduct and submitting a false “use of force” report, according to […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 300

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 300

First Lady Omarosa Manigault Newman – Welcome, sister, to the Sunshine State! (For those who don’t know, she married Pastor John Allen Newman of The Sanctuary @ Mount Calvary in Jacksonville.) Questions. (1) Why do some Black people literally hate an HBCU graduate who, without being asked or paid, has decided on her own to […]

Chasing a boogeyman called Russia

Chasing a boogeyman called Russia

One of my favorite books is “The Black Power Imperative,” by Theodore Cross.  The author states that there is no more power than that of information and communication.  When there is a coup or revolution, the first things the victors do is seize all radio and television stations and begin their propaganda and dogma.  One […]

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