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IT’S SERIOUS

IT’S SERIOUS

With Washington at a fever pitch, the Department of Justice, appoints a special counsel with the powers of a prosecutor to lead the Trump-Russia investigation. COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS WASHINGTON – The nation’s capital went into full-blown crisis mode Wednesday night – just prior to the Florida Courier’s press time –  as the […]

Department of Health officials halt sale of smokable weed

Department of Health officials halt sale of smokable weed

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health on Monday ordered a medical-marijuana operator to stop selling a “whole flower” product sold for use in vaporizers but which can easily be smoked, saying the product is not permitted. Quincy-based Trulieve started selling “Entourage,” a whole flower product meant […]

2017 MISS USA PAGEANT

2017 MISS USA PAGEANT

Natural and outspoken Miss District of Columbia USA Kara McCullough glides across the stage during the bikini round of the 2017 Miss USA competition last week. McCullough, a South Carolina State University alumna, is this year’s Miss USA. (MARCEL THOMAS VIA ZUMA WIRE)

Impeachment? Not so fast

Impeachment? Not so fast

Here’s a Q & A BY MICHAEL DOYLE MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU TNS WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s incendiary words and actions have placed him in potential legal jeopardy, with more lawmakers floating concepts like “obstruction of justice” and “impeachment.” Here’s a guide. What’s ‘obstruction of justice’? A Congressional Research Service report indicates there are related […]

The political idol worshippers are doomed

The political idol worshippers are doomed

Many Americans are beginning to feel that the 45th president of the United States is beginning to act as if he thinks he is a dictator. The president believes he can do what he wants to, say what he wants, and he can get out of bed at 5 a.m., and tweet what he wants to! The 45th president […]

Rain didn’t douse the wildfire threat

Rain didn’t douse the wildfire threat

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Rain over the last weekend helped slow the growth of wildfires in some parts of Florida, but other blazes continued to grow, especially in the southern part of the state. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service said Monday the state had 127 active wildfires. Forest Service Director […]

‘Christmas in May’ for many college students

‘Christmas in May’ for many college students

The extension of Pell grants will cover summer classes for the first time since 2011. BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Despite broader political turmoil in Washington and Tallahassee, federal and state lawmakers have agreed to dramatically increase financial aid to the neediest college and university students. On May 4, the […]

A home for Tommie

A home for Tommie

One Church One Child of Florida is reaching out to families and individuals in communities across the state in efforts to help find permanent homes for children. Children featured in this monthly spotlight are waiting for a permanent home and/or mentor. Daily, over 700 children are in need of a family to call their own; […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 299

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 299

The United States vs. Donald J. Trump – With the appointment of a special prosecutor, King Don’s gotta get officially lawyered up. He’ll get the best legal counsel money can buy, but it won’t make any difference because he won’t be able to keep his mouth shut, or stop sending out tweets at 2 a.m. […]

B-CU, FMU show the spectrum of HBCU outreach

B-CU, FMU show the spectrum of HBCU outreach

DR. TAMEKA HOBBS GUEST COMMENTARY The graduation season of 2017 has offered some interesting comparison in leadership among HBCU presidents. The administration at Bethune-Cookman University, under the leadership of Dr. Edison Jackson, invited controversy when it announced that the US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos would not only give the commencement address but would also […]

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