TAKING ON HOMELESSNESS

Florida conference sheds light on poverty plight in state, nation BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Poverty and homelessness have lathered the Florida landscape with statistics growing...

‘Call the auditors’-UPDATED

Alum support McCray; NAACP objects to Scott’s award UPDATE, OCT. 16: B-CU won't change course on Scott award Links: Johnny L. McCray, Jr. letter         Joe...

CALL THE AUDITORS OR I’LL CALL THE FEDS

That’s what a disgusted Bethune-Cookman trustee is telling his alma mater amid questions about forged signatures, financial mismanagement and millions allegedly spent without the...

‘Haves and the Have Nots’ star to be FAMU’s homecoming guest

“The Haves and the Have Nots” star and Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna Angela Robinson will highlight the university’s weeklong homecoming festivities. This year’s...

Superintendents issue rebuke of school accountability system

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE –Less than a month after the Department of Education touted the validity of a new standardized test,...

Retired astronaut: Stop taking the fun out of science

BY HEIDI STEVENS CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Your kid likes science. Despite the subject’s reputation and the fact that schools treat it like the class where fun goes to...

Liberian peace activist shares thoughts on women’s movement during lecture at Florida college

BY SAMUEL JOHNSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee is engaging as she urges for community outreach. On Sept. 17 at...

High school seniors can now apply for Cooke Foundation scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is inviting applications for its college scholarship program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country. Students selected as Cooke Scholars...

FAMU settles wrongful death suit with drum major’s family

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Florida A&M University (FAMU) has settled a lawsuit with the family of Robert Champion over the hazing death of the...

Plenty of Black history at revamped Tampa library

Robert Saunders Foundation, Jack and Jill hosting a gala to raise funds for more exhibits and quality children’s programs BY KRISTAN MCCANTS SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA...

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