Miami judge: State’s death penalty is unconstitutional

BY DAVID OVALLE MIAMI HERALD TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE MIAMI — A Miami-Dade judge has ruled that Florida’s death penalty is unconstitutional because jurors are not required...

Leaders inducted into Civil Rights Hall of Fame

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Two civil rights leaders and Florida’s first Black Cabinet member since Reconstruction were inducted Wednesday into the Florida Civil Rights...

Report: Blacks have longer wait time to vote

In Miami-Dade, 85 percent of voters had voting wait times that averaged 73 minutes after the polls closed. TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Black voters wait longer...

Regulators back FPL on new Okeechobee plant

Scott and Cabinet still have to give their approval BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Regulators decided Tuesday that a $1.3 billion, natural...

Legislators want to help STEM teachers pay off loans

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Two Democratic lawmakers have filed proposals that would help pay off student loans for Florida college graduates who teach science,...

Trump’s military ban tweets get mixed reactions in state

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott, a U.S. Navy veteran, said he doesn’t want “anyone to ever be discriminated against,” but deferred comment...

Judge who sent domestic violence victim to jail reprimanded

BY RENE STUTZMAN ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Seminole County Judge Jerri Collins was publicly reprimanded in Tallahassee on Tuesday by Florida’s chief justice for publicly belittling a domestic...

Dr. Arnett Girardeau, former Florida senator, dies

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Dr. Arnett Girardeau, a former Florida senator, died on Oct. 26 at age 88. He also was a Jacksonville dentist. Girardeau represented...

South Dade Alphas donate supplies to elementary school

The Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. recently adopted Dr. William A. Chapman Elementary School in Miami-Dade County as its...

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

‘Forward, Ever’ Four years ago, the Florida Courier published a Special Election Issue recommending readers vote for the Democratic presidential ticket of Barack Obama and...

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