BREAKING NEWS: Sources say retired judge named B-CU’s interim president

Dr. Edison Jackson will retire as Bethune-Cookman’s president. Hubert L. Grimes was named interim president, sources told the Daytona Times Wednesday night. BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA...

BETHUNE-COOKMAN PRESIDENT RETIRES

The Florida Courier has learned that Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson will retire. It is unclear whether the retirement is voluntary or...

Disney Dreamers Academy Class accepting applications

High school students nationwide can now apply to be among 100 selected to participate in the 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and...

‘What to the slave is the Fourth of July?’

Editor’s note: On July 5, 1852, anti-slavery crusader Frederick Douglass spoke at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Rochester,...

Slave trade ancestors to be remembered on Father’s Day

A growing South Florida tradition, now in its 24th year, continues with the annual Sunrise Ancestral Remembrance of the Middle Passage ceremony on Sunday,...

Radio host receives honorary doctorate from Shaw

Nationally syndicated radio host Tom Joyner urged the 202 graduates of Shaw University on May 13 to follow the lead of their new alma...

‘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...

Mixed messages from Trump about HBCUs

Statement about funding Black colleges worries educators, legislators BY JANE KENNEDY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Repeatedly during his first 100 days, President Donald J. Trump signaled to...

HAIL B-CU’S NEWEST WILDCAT

Bethune-Cookman University’s Class of 2017 commencement ceremony will be long remembered. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF DAYTONA BEACH – If Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) President Edison Jackson...

Florida NAACP calls for B-CU president, board chair to resign

FROM STAFF REPORTS The NAACP Florida State Conference is calling on Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) President Dr. Edison Jackson and Board Chairman Dr. Joe Petrock to...

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