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SunPass customers now paying a little bit more

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA SunPass users will see an increase in tolls when traveling on Florida’s…

Senator seeks answers about SpaceX explosion

Third disaster in past year involving cargo ship heading to space station BY JIM TURNER THE…

Heads up: Don’t take your selfie-stick to Disney World

BY DEWAYNE BEVIL ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Walt Disney World is banning selfie-sticks from its theme parks, citing…

Former head Rattler turns 80

Educators celebrate Dr. Walter Smith BY JENISE GRIFFIN MORGAN FLORIDA COURIER The Association of Florida Colleges (AFC)…

Budget bills readied as session nears end

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – After months of sparring and a nearly three-week special…

Miami man wins $850,000 in wrongful arrest case involving ‘The First 48’ TV show

BY DAVID OVALLE MIAM HERALD/TNS MIAMI — A federal jury late Monday awarded $850,000 to a…

Legendary actor to host documentary on Florida Memorial

Florida Memorial University is partnering with In America to produce a documentary on the Miami Gardens-based…

BLACK MUSIC MONTH 2015

‘Happy Feelings’ coming to Daytona Beach June is Black Music Month, and Daytona Beach will celebrate…

Lawmakers pump up prisons budget by $43 million

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – While slicing and dicing other areas…

Penalty remains for refusing breath test

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA An appeals court last week upheld the constitutionality of a state…

Partnership forming between FAMU and Kenyan county

Agreement will enhance research, funding opportunities SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida A&M University (FAMU) Provost…

Miami Dolphins rookies tackle jobs at Fort Lauderdale YMCA

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER FORT LAUDERDALE – On June 5, the Miami Dolphins Rookie class…

Tampa motivational speaker chosen for international convention

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Delatorro L. McNeal II’s dream has been to become a successful motivational…

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Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 261

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 261 “Bury the man; continue the plan” – Why doesn’t the Black Christian church get much respect anymore? Because of fearful, egg-sucking, boot-licking, weak-kneed, tight-sphinctered, non-strategic, photo-opportunity ‘leadership.’ Example: That feel-good Charleston, S.C. rally 48 hours after…

The perils of the politics of symbolism

The perils of the politics of symbolism The Confederate flag is in ignominious retreat, shunned by GOP presidential hopefuls and officeholders and banned from the shelves and catalogues of Wal-Mart, Sears and eBay. In hot pursuit, vowing to exorcize the demons of old…

Anderson, Ross were the big winners as hosts of BET Awards

Anderson, Ross were the big winners as hosts of BET Awards BY RICARDO A. HAZELL EURWEB.COM The 2015 BET Awards shaped up to be very best in a five-year stretch of very good BET Awards shows. As is often the case, the very best stars in the…

Once-gay McClurkin denounces Supreme Court ruling

Once-gay McClurkin denounces Supreme Court ruling EURWEB.COM It should come as no surprise that Donnie McClurkin is not to thrilled with the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The gospel singer and minister took to Facebook shortly after the high court’s…

A raise is coming

A raise is coming Federal rules will boost overtime pay BY MICHAEL A. MEMOLI TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU /TNS WASHINGTON – Millions of Americans could see a boost in wages or reduced workload as a result of new federal regulations on…

NASA / International Space Station

NASA / International Space Station Lost going into space A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its seventh mission to the orbiting International Space Station (ISS) broke apart on June 28, after launching from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It’s the…

ISLAM’S CIVIL WAR

ISLAM’S CIVIL WAR A year after the so-called Islamic State captured territory in Iraq, experts say that a war is almost inevitable, with Saudi Arabia and the Sunni branch on one side and Iran and the Shia branch on…

Partnership forming between FAMU and Kenyan county

Partnership forming between FAMU and Kenyan county Agreement will enhance research, funding opportunities SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida A&M University (FAMU) Provost Marcella David and Siaya County, Kenya Governor Cornell Rasanga Amoth signed a memorandum of understanding last week that will open…

WATER SAFETY FOR KIDS

WATER SAFETY FOR KIDS

Breaking a record Kissimmee, Orlando, and more than two dozen other Florida locations made a splash last week…

FROM FATHER TO FOOT SOLDIER

FROM FATHER TO FOOT SOLDIER

Since the murder of his youngest son, Ron Davis has become a national advocate for justice. BY PENNY…

Anderson, Ross were the big winners as hosts of BET Awards

Anderson, Ross were the big winners as hosts of BET Awards

BY RICARDO A. HAZELL EURWEB.COM The 2015 BET Awards shaped up to be very best in a five-year…

Once-gay McClurkin denounces Supreme Court ruling

Once-gay McClurkin denounces Supreme Court ruling

EURWEB.COM It should come as no surprise that Donnie McClurkin is not to thrilled with the Supreme Court…