FLORIDA

Laws on EBT cards, trafficking, spiny lobsters go into effect

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – County elections supervisors are up for…

Tampa Bay Bucs rookies visit patients, students at Moffitt Cancer Center

Members of the 2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ rookie class participated in their first community event together…

Zika toll continues to grow

COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – Florida has added 10 new cases of the…

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

Black spending and a questionable death Three years ago, the Florida Courier reported that the $1…

State universities seek more funds for counseling

Shortage of mental health staffing on campuses has led to long waits for services BY LLOYD…

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…

Adoptions: A home for Joseph and Patrick

Editor’s note: This is a monthly series spotlighting Florida children who are waiting to be adopted.…

SPARED

A Florida Supreme Court decision may decrease the number of convicted murderers the state will eventually…

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

Black poverty and 9/11 Five years ago, the Florida Courier reported on the 10th anniversary remembrances…

Still on their mission

Champions follow hazing cases to the end BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA COURIER DAYTONA BEACH – Nearly…

Zika undercount hides extent of virus spread

That’s what medical experts are saying about Florida’s methods of reporting disease BY DANIEL CHANG MIAMI…

IS SHE IN TROUBLE?

A Black pollster’s report (complete with typographical errors) leaked to the New York Times indicates that…

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

9/11 and hurricane season Eight years ago, multiple hurricanes made landfall in the U.S. every day…

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Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 284

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 284 Hey, folks, it’s been a while! The Democrats’ presidential campaign strategy in Black Florida –  On Sept. 28, 2012, I opined about the Democrats’ strategy to get Barack Obama reelected. Here is what I wrote then:…

Let me tell you about Pharaoh’s police force

Let me tell you about Pharaoh’s police force I wish the editor and publisher of the Pensacola Voice, Jackie Miles, a healthy and speedy recovery from a significant health issue. If you don’t know, Jackie and I are sort of like sister and brother.…

MIAMI BROWARD CARNIVAL 2016

MIAMI BROWARD CARNIVAL 2016 It’s Carnival time again Miami Broward Carnival kicks off its Carnival season with the Junior Carnival on Oct. 1 in Lauderhill and a series of events climaxing on Oct. 9, Carnival Day, at the Miami- Dade…

A contemporary spin on all-White Western

A contemporary spin on all-White Western In the new remake of “The Magnificent Seven,’’ four of the title heroes are minorities. BY JOSH ROTTENBERG LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS When director Antoine Fuqua first began contemplating how to go about remaking the much-loved 1960…

BLOWING MONEY FAST

BLOWING MONEY FAST Very little of the $12 billion spent in political advertising this year will find its way into Black hands. COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – Borrell Associates, an ad-tracking firm, said that of an…

Can Christian schools pray before games?

Can Christian schools pray before games? BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A dispute over whether two Christian schools could use the loudspeaker for a prayer at a football championship game is headed to federal court after one…

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…

JetBlue makes historic flight to Cuba

JetBlue makes historic flight to Cuba BY CHABELI HERRARA MIAMI HERALD/TNS FORT LAUDERDALE – To a fanfare of Cuban music and a water canon salute, the first commercial flight to cross the Florida Straits to Cuba in decades took off Wednesday morning,…

BLACK, BIG, ‘BAD’ – DEAD

BLACK, BIG, ‘BAD’ – DEAD

Anger mounts in Oklahoma and North Carolina after cops shoot two Black men dead in separate incidents. COMPILED…

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,…

A contemporary spin on all-White Western

A contemporary spin on all-White Western

In the new remake of “The Magnificent Seven,’’ four of the title heroes are minorities. BY JOSH ROTTENBERG…

Emmys celebrates its diversity with gusto

Emmys celebrates its diversity with gusto

BY LORRAINE ALI LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Though the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 18…