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New details released on gator attack at Disney resort

BY STEPHANIE ALLEN ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – Lane Graves bent over to scoop wet sand into…

Educators take sides in Orlando Senate race

In a Democratic primary battle for an Orlando-area Senate seat, Florida’s largest teachers’ union is backing…

Chief justice looking to boost courthouse security

Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga on Monday has announced the creation of a panel…

Uhuru leader to be honored for 1966 removal of mural

Omali Yeshitela, formerly known as Joseph Waller, will be honored during a reception on Sept. 13…

South Dade Alphas donate supplies to elementary school

The Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. recently adopted Dr. William A.…

LAID TO REST

After 64 years, the mortal remains of a Daytona Beach teenager who died at the notorious…

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

Florida’s Black beaches; back to school Nine years ago, the Florida Courier featured a series of…

Guns over hair

Gun dealers have no state oversight BY MARY SHANKLIN AND CHARLES MINSHEW ORLANDO SENTINEL / TNS…

Tampa woman becomes 25th national president of Jack and Jill

Joli Cooper-Nelson of Tampa recently was elected the 25th national president of Jack and Jill of…

ADOPTIONS: A home for Jeremiah

Editor’s note: This is a monthly series spotlighting Florida children available for adoption. One Church One…

Key West event to honor African refugees

The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition declared by the…

WE DO HAVE CHOICES

Florida’s Black Republicans, Bernie Sanders fans and non-party-affiliated voters have choices other than Donald Trump and…

More local Zika cases found in Miami-Dade

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The number of Zika cases in Florida continued…

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THE FINAL WORD IS WRITTEN – GEORGE E. CURRY, 1947-2016

THE FINAL WORD IS WRITTEN – GEORGE E. CURRY, 1947-2016 Black Press legend George E. Curry, a chronicler and critic of the modern Black American experience, dies suddenly at 69. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF TACOMA PARK, MD. – The Black Press lost one of its…

I had a heart attack

I had a heart attack Editor’s note: Journalist George Curry wrote this article in March 2015. He subsequently experienced a second heart attack that was fatal approximately 1½ years after this article was written. Nothing was more startling than when a…

1999 rape case still shadows actor

1999 rape case still shadows actor Nate Parker, who was  acquitted, is catching flak for intense promotional campaign of his new movie. BY REBECCA KEEGAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS When Nate Parker premiered his provocative drama about the 1831 Nat Turner slave rebellion…

This ‘Underground Railroad’ is more than a metaphor

This ‘Underground Railroad’ is more than a metaphor DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER As Colson Whitehead’s searing new novel opens, Cora, a teenage slave, “who had seen men hung from trees and left for buzzards and crows,” and her mother…

THE FINAL WORD IS WRITTEN – GEORGE E. CURRY, 1947-2016

THE FINAL WORD IS WRITTEN – GEORGE E. CURRY, 1947-2016 Black Press legend George E. Curry, a chronicler and critic of the modern Black American experience, dies suddenly at 69. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF TACOMA PARK, MD. – The Black Press lost one of its…

Clash in Chicago

Clash in Chicago Journalist George Curry was in constant demand as a moderator, speaker and master of ceremonies. During the 2011 National Newspaper Publishers Association national convention in Chicago, he presided over a fiery but respectful debate between the…

Haiti slum undergoing long-awaited makeover

Haiti slum undergoing long-awaited makeover Fort National’s transformation comes as 61,302 Haitians continue to live underneath squalid tents, and as Haiti and foreign donors continue to face enormous challenges in providing permanent housing. BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD/TNS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti –…

Boko Haram posts new video of abducted girls

Boko Haram posts new video of abducted girls Release of prisoners sought in exchange for Nigerian schoolgirls BY ROBYN DIXON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS JOHANNESBURG – Some of the 276 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram have been killed in Nigerian air force bombings, the…

LAID TO REST

LAID TO REST

After 64 years, the mortal remains of a Daytona Beach teenager who died at the notorious Dozier School…

Push is on to clear Marcus Garvey’s name

Push is on to clear Marcus Garvey’s name

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF WASHINGTON – Nearly 100 years after a politically motivated criminal conviction on federal…

1999 rape case still shadows actor

1999 rape case still shadows actor

Nate Parker, who was  acquitted, is catching flak for intense promotional campaign of his new movie. BY REBECCA…

This ‘Underground Railroad’ is more than a metaphor

This ‘Underground Railroad’ is more than a metaphor

DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER As Colson Whitehead’s searing new novel opens, Cora, a…