Jazz in the Gardens 2014 (Kim Gibson, photographer)

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CANINE CONSPIRACY?

Tampa police arrest a Black activist on ‘trumped-up’ charges – including animal cruelty against a beloved…

2014 ELECTIONS

Will Black America turn out? In 2004, South Africans lined up to vote during national elections…

Voters walking away

‘No party’ label shows increase BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE –The Democratic…

Feds consider tiered hospital system for Ebola patients

BY KAREN GARLOCH, LINDSAY WISE AND BILL HANNA TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Hoping to avoid…

FOR GOVERNOR? NEITHER ONE

The Florida Courier makes recommendations for all statewide races and proposed constitutional amendments. In most cases,…

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY / NUMBER ELEVEN

‘A new season’ A week of activities climaxed with the installation of Dr. Elmira Mangum as…

Democrats ignore Black statewide candidate

FROM STAFF REPORTS Thaddeus “Thad’’ Hamilton, 64, is facing an uphill battle to become Florida’s first…

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Sony Open 2014 (Kim Gibson, photographer)

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ELECTION 2014

ELECTION 2014 Young souls to the polls Bethune-Cookman University students walked from the school to City Island Library in Daytona Beach to cast early votes on Wednesday. Early voting is underway all around Florida. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ, SR./HARDNOTTS…

FAMU suddenly fires head football coach

FAMU suddenly fires head football coach COMPILED FROM STAFF REPORTS Florida A&M University Athletic Director Kellen Winslow, Sr. unexpectedly fired Head Football Earl Holmes, igniting calls for Winslow’s termination just as Homecoming events were kicking off at Florida’s largest historically Black college…

Will Obama disappointment sway votes?

Will Obama disappointment sway votes? Blacks disapproval of president considered problem for Democrats BY DAVID LIGHTMAN MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU MIAMI — Black voters’ disappointment with President Barack Obama, who they so eagerly embraced for so many years, could be costly on…

‘NO THANKS, MR. PRESIDENT’

‘NO THANKS, MR. PRESIDENT’ President Obama’s low popularity causes him to avoid states like Florida on the midterm campaign trail; support from Latinos and youth is waning. Are Democrats in trouble? COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS MILWAUKEE, WIS. – If there…

Wiped out in Georgia

Wiped out in Georgia State may not count ‘missing’ voters COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS ATLANTA – On Tuesday, a Georgia county judge denied a petition from civil rights advocates to force Georgia’s secretary of state to process more than 56,000…

Will Obama disappointment sway votes?

Will Obama disappointment sway votes? Blacks disapproval of president considered problem for Democrats BY DAVID LIGHTMAN MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU MIAMI — Black voters’ disappointment with President Barack Obama, who they so eagerly embraced for so many years, could be costly on…

‘Queen of Soul’ takes other singers to school on new ‘Great Diva Classics’ album

‘Queen of Soul’ takes other singers to school on new ‘Great Diva Classics’ album BY RANDY LEWIS LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) As you listen to Aretha Franklin’s new album, it’s hard not to sense an unspoken message to the world: “Step aside, ladies — here’s how it’s done.” Released this…

‘Seven Killings’ an epic about 1970s Jamaica

‘Seven Killings’ an epic about 1970s Jamaica Marlon James’ new novel hailed as ‘scary, lyrically beautiful’ BY ROHAN PRESTON STAR TRIBUNE (MCT) MINNEAPOLIS – It’s around 3 p.m. on Oct. 1, the biggest day in Marlon James’ career — if not his life.…

St. Louis professor’s new book explores concept of race

St. Louis professor’s new book explores concept of race BY DR. GLENN ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER In 1924, the Richmond Times-Dispatch published an editorial in support of the Racial Integrity Act.  The editors warned that intermarriage between the races “will sound the death…

Facebook closes deal with WhatsApp for $21.8 billion

Facebook closes deal with WhatsApp for $21.8 billion BY PARESH DAVE LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) Facebook Inc. welcomed WhatsApp to its family on Monday as the Silicon Valley social media company closed its $21.8-billion purchase of the popular chat app. First announced in February,…

Twitter to start testing ‘buy’ buttons

Twitter to start testing ‘buy’ buttons BY KATIE LANDAN LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) Impulse shopping online got a little easier Monday with Twitter’s announcement that it will begin testing a “buy” button on tweets. The San Francisco-based company plans to gradually roll…

Waterproof Gadgets

Waterproof Gadgets When electronics and water DO mix, these products are worth a look While it might not seem like a logical choice to bring portable electronic gadgets to the beach or pool, if you choose correctly, anything…

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 231

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 231

FAMU Homecoming drama – What is it about HBCUs that cause them to terminate employees – whether they…

Black folks keep dreaming ‘The Political Dream’

Black folks keep dreaming ‘The Political Dream’

Every election year, African-Americans find themselves in political dreamland! We dream about blue-eyed politicians who will be our…

Black voters’ focus: ‘Bread and butter’ issues

Black voters’ focus: ‘Bread and butter’ issues

As Americans head to the voting booth, their priorities continue to be the economy, education and jobs. TRICE…

Caught off guard by Holder’s resignation

Caught off guard by Holder’s resignation

Civil rights leaders announce need to regroup, continue fight for justice BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS…

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