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Homeland Security leader addresses Florida Memorial grads

Homeland Security leader addresses Florida Memorial grads

Jeh Johnson shares life experiences at Miami Gardens commencement FROM STAFF REPORTS Florida Memorial University graduates received a lesson on successfully navigating through life by the country’s security leader on Saturday, May 2. U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, the commencement speaker, had some sage advice for the graduates of the Miami Gardens-based HBCU. […]

‘A BALM IN GILEAD’

‘A BALM IN GILEAD’

In Part 2 of an exclusive interview, Bethune-Cookman University’s current president describes his grand vision for the school. BY JENISE GRIFFIN MORGAN FLORIDA COURIER Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) has had its share of trials and tribulations lately, but its president, Dr. Edison O. Jackson, is steadfast in his belief that the small, Daytona Beach-based historically Black […]

Florida Virtual School opens enrollments for 2015-2016

Florida Virtual School opens enrollments for 2015-2016

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS FT), a statewide virtual public school, is opening enrollment for grades kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2015-16 school year. Information sessions – both in person and online – are being held for parents and students across the state to learn more about the […]

‘WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?’

‘WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?’

Bethune-Cookman University’s sixth president believes he’s moving the school in the right direction, despite questions from alumni and others. BY JENISE GRIFFIN MORGAN FLORIDA COURIER DAYTONA BEACH – A controversial $72 million residence hall project, the creation of a community development corporation without its board of trustees’ knowledge, and recent on- and off-campus shootings with […]

Florida’s HBCUs may get a break

Florida’s HBCUs may get a break

Legislature considers ‘state’ college restrictions COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – The battle over how far Florida colleges should be allowed to go in offering four-year degrees, once largely the responsibility of state universities, has spawned a new effort to more strictly limit those opportunities. The newest measure is sponsored by Sen. Joe […]

9 HBCU students suing Tennessee over voter ID law

9 HBCU students suing Tennessee over voter ID law

BY CHARLES D. ELLISON THE ROOT The voter-ID war just opened up a huge new front. This time in Tennessee. A group of nine students from HBCUs Fisk University and Tennessee State University have filed a federal lawsuit against Tennessee’s heavily contested and controversial voter-ID law. The suit was filed by the Nashville Student Organizing […]

The Kinsey Collection:  Re-Discovering America

The Kinsey Collection: Re-Discovering America

Family’s African-American treasures will remain on display at Disney’s Epcot Center through 2016 BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida has never been humble when it comes to acclaiming it historical relevance and worth. St. Augustine is globally recognized as the nation’s oldest city and in 2013, it served as the hub for […]

Black men who motivate: The power of a dream

Black men who motivate: The power of a dream

BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Steve Harvey is credited with improving college attendance, career prospects, personal development for more than 8,000 youth who have graduated from his Disney Dreamers Academy (DDA) since its 2007 launch. Partnering with Walt Disney World Theme Park Resorts and Essence magazine has proved to be a winning […]

University shuts down frat over racist video

University shuts down frat over racist video

EURWEB.COM University of Oklahoma’s chapter of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon is no more. The school on Monday shut it down after members were caught chanting a racial slur and referencing lynching in a video that went viral. In the clip, which initially surfaced on March 8, members of SAE are seen on a bus […]

Bullard keynotes FAMU’s Black History Month Convocation

Bullard keynotes FAMU’s Black History Month Convocation

BY ALEXIS GARY SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida Sen. Dwight Bullard returned to his alma mater earlier this month as the keynote speaker for Florida A&M University’s Black History Month Convocation. Bullard challenged students to stand up for fellow HBCU South Carolina State University as it battles to stay open. Members of the South […]