FLORIDA

Impact of sugar industry’s hold over Everglades

Big Sugar geared $57.8 million to campaigns of Dems and GOP, state records show BY MARY…

Orlando victims remembered one month later

BY GAL TZIPERMAN LOTAN AND RENE STUTZMAN ORLANDO SENTINEL / TNS) ORLANDO – Mayra Alvear picked…

Emotional, spiritual support for Orlando officers

Corp of chaplains called in to help police after Pulse nightclub shooting BY DAVID HARRIS ORLANDO…

Global aerospace company to bring 500 jobs to state

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A global aerospace company will spread…

Moffitt Cancer Center seeking smokers for e-cigarette study

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The use of electronic cigarettes (“e-cigarettes”) has increased dramatically in recent…

Millionaires add up in Legislature

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The 2016 Florida Legislature appears to…

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

Trouble at Bethune-Cookman Five years ago, the Florida Courier wrote a nine-part investigative series about the…

Orlando shooting victims to receive funds by Oct. 1

Victims of the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando will receive compensation from the OneOrlando…

Orlando mayor addresses questions about challenges, unity after tragedy

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Hours after a gunman killed 49…

COLD SHOULDER

For decades, the Republican Party of Florida has typically refused to support its Black candidates running…

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

A bootleg Al Qaeda offshoot in Miami, MLK’s papers Ten years ago, the Florida Courier reported…

Impact unclear of abortion ruling on Florida law

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida abortion providers are breathing sighs…

Regulators issue alert on vacation scams

State financial regulators issued a warning Monday to Floridians and tourists to be on guard for…

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Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 280

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 280 #STRONG – Less than a month ago, I wrote this: It’s painful to know that for the foreseeable future, Orlando will be on the list of sites that bring mass murders to mind: Columbine, Sandy Springs,…

Black skin, White words

Black skin, White words Many people are celebrating the comments made by professional basketball players, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwayne Wade about the state of race relations in America. The comments were made on a televised sports…

Comedian from the South adjusting to L.A. life

Comedian from the South adjusting to L.A. life BY LUAINE LEE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PASADENA, Calif. — Comic Jeremy D. Howard was not prepared for what he found when he arrived in Hollywood. The 28-year-old grew up in Alabama and Nashville, the middle child…

Pokemon Go: Craze sweeping nation despite hazards

Pokemon Go: Craze sweeping nation despite hazards BY ERICA EVANS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Days after its release, Pokemon Go has become a fast-moving phenomenon, drawing flash mob-type crowds searching neighborhoods, parks and urban streets for imaginary characters on their smartphones. The game, which…

MARCHING TO THE BANK

MARCHING TO THE BANK Following up on decades of community advocacy for Black financial institutions, the Black Lives Matter movement has energized a stream of Black Americans to open accounts in Black-owned banks. COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS Reacting…

Former Fla. journalist uncovers Trump’s ‘stolen’ language

Former Fla. journalist uncovers Trump’s ‘stolen’ language BY BRITTNY MEJIA LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS LOS ANGELES – Since he lost his TV reporting job last year, Jarrett Hill has been looking for his next opportunity. It presented itself in an unexpected way.…

Coup attempt in Turkey a ‘gift from God’ for Erdogan

Coup attempt in Turkey a ‘gift from God’ for Erdogan BY MARC CHAMPION BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS LONDON – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised “a new Turkey” after the July 15 failed coup. Its shape had already been emerging but the amateurish takeover attempt, which Erdogan called “a…

French prosecutor: Police assailant posted video during knife attack

French prosecutor: Police assailant posted video during knife attack BY JESSICA CAMILLE AQUIRRE DPA/TNS PARIS – A man suspected of killing two French police employees posted a 12-minute Facebook video and two tweets as he carried out the attack in the name of extremist group…

White House statement on Baton Rouge shooting

White House statement on Baton Rouge shooting

July 17, 2016  Statement by the President I condemn, in the strongest sense of the word, the attack…

6 Baton Rouge officers shot, 3 die-notes from press conference

6 Baton Rouge officers shot, 3 die-notes from press conference

3pm CST press conference. At 8:40 am, officers shot by man wearing all black. 6 officers shot, 3…

Comedian from the South adjusting to L.A. life

Comedian from the South adjusting to L.A. life

BY LUAINE LEE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PASADENA, Calif. — Comic Jeremy D. Howard was not prepared for what…

Pokemon Go: Craze sweeping nation despite hazards

Pokemon Go: Craze sweeping nation despite hazards

BY ERICA EVANS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Days after its release, Pokemon Go has become a fast-moving phenomenon, drawing…