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Congress members unveil plan to restore Apalachicola Bay

The area and oyster industry has taken big hit due to lack of freshwater, drought By…

Fired Hillsborough schools superintendent named New York education commissioner

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Former Hillsborough County schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia was named New York’s…

New law allows secret recordings

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Children in Florida will be able to secretly record conversations related…

How to prepare for a disaster

Click here for this clip-and-save page to see whether your family is ready in case disaster…

Justice Department begins probe

Feds to investigate inmate’s death BY JULIE K. BROWN MIAMI HERALD / TNS MIAMI – The…

Study cites sharp rise in suicide by Black children

COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS For the first time, a national scientific study has found a higher…

Zimmerman shooter must turn in weapons, avoid him

BY GAL TZIPERMAN LOTAN ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS The man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman must turn…

Florida GOP approves winner-take-all primary

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Republican Party of Florida’s executive board formally voted on May…

‘Can anything good come out of Opa-locka?’

City celebrates 89th birthday with pioneers, celebs SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER On May 14, 1926…

Dinner to celebrate man who died in police custody, raise money for diabetes education

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Remembering a tragic event and working to make sure it never…

Three inducted into state Civil Rights Hall of Fame

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER TALLAHASSEE –  Sallye Brooks Mathis, Edward Daniel Davis and Reubin O.…

Scott goes to Washington, D.C.

Continues fight against Obamacare BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A congressional committee will…

Police militarization

Since 2010, civilian law enforcement agencies in Florida, including U.S. Dept. of State Narcotics Enforcement units…

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Gentrification and the death of Black communities

Gentrification and the death of Black communities There is no city in this country where Black people are safe from the current method of displacement known as “gentrification.” Washington, D.C. once had a majority Black population and was known as “Chocolate City.” Perhaps…

Same 50-year-old dynamics will produce civil unrest

Same 50-year-old dynamics will produce civil unrest RICHARD COHEN TRICE EDNEY WIRE The indictment of six Baltimore police officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray was greeted with cheers from many in Baltimore and a collective sigh of relief from much…

Ice Cube going back to beginning with N.W.A. biopic

Ice Cube going back to beginning with N.W.A. biopic BY CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER STAR TRIBUNE/TNS Ice Cube knows where he stands among younger fans: Many know him more from saccharine Hollywood movies like “Are We There Yet?” than from bitter and incendiary landmark rap albums such…

Jakes appeals for churches with united races

Jakes appeals for churches with united races EURWEB.COM Church may be the most segregated place on Sunday, but Bishop T.D. Jakes focused on eliminating that issue with The Reconciled Church, a place of worship designed to bring all races together within the faith…

RUNNING OUT THE CLOCK

RUNNING OUT THE CLOCK With time winding down on the Obama administration, the president and ‘Dreamers’ were handed another legal immigration setback from conservative federal court judges. BY MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE AND CINDY CARCAMO LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS HOUSTON –…

SUMMER STORMS / TORRENTIAL RAINS

SUMMER STORMS / TORRENTIAL RAINS Dozens die in Texas floods A destroyed car is submerged in the Blanco River in Wimberley, Texas, after a flash flood on Tuesday. Coincidentally, Florida’s hurricane season starts next week. (JAY JANNER/AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN/TNS)…

Kerry’s visit to Kenya paves way for president

Kerry’s visit to Kenya paves way for president Secretary of State and Kenyatta discuss counterterrorism and security BY ROBYN DIXON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS JOHANNESBURG — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday sought to rebuild America’s frayed relationship with Kenya, which went into…

California faces serious risk of Nepal-like earthquake

California faces serious risk of Nepal-like earthquake In Nepal, experts had long feared that weak buildings would bring mass casualties in the event of a major quake. BY SHELBY GRAD AND RONG-GONG LIN II LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES—A huge earthquake like the…

Justice Department begins probe

Justice Department begins probe

Feds to investigate inmate’s death BY JULIE K. BROWN MIAMI HERALD / TNS MIAMI – The U.S. Department…

EL HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ / MAY 19, 1925 – FEB. 21, 1965

EL HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ / MAY 19, 1925 – FEB. 21, 1965

Happy birthday to our ‘Black shining prince’ Black activist Malcolm X, seen here with a portrait of his…

Ice Cube going back to beginning with N.W.A. biopic

Ice Cube going back to beginning with N.W.A. biopic

BY CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER STAR TRIBUNE/TNS Ice Cube knows where he stands among younger fans: Many know him more…

Jakes appeals for churches with united races

Jakes appeals for churches with united races

EURWEB.COM Church may be the most segregated place on Sunday, but Bishop T.D. Jakes focused on eliminating that…