Senate committee backs unanimity in death sentences

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – After hearing from a former prisoner who spent 17 years on Florida’s Death Row for a...

Florida State Fair honors diverse group of leaders

The Florida State Fair in Tampa held its annual Wall of Fame Recognition Ceremony on Feb. 6. According to the fair’s Diversity Advisory Committee, the...

Legislators pushing earlier start to session

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida lawmakers are starting to consider if an early start to the regular session should be repeated in...

CANCER SCREENING MATTERS

That’s the message of Florida’s top health care official, Surgeon General John Armstrong, who was diagnosed with colon cancer last September at age 52. FROM...

FLORIDA COURIER / OUT AND ABOUT

Action at the net This was the scene last weekend at the Palm Beach Juniors Volleyball Tournament in Fort Lauderdale, which attracted girls’ volleyball teams...

Regulate the body-cams

Jones family pushes for changes BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE –The family of a Boynton Beach man killed by an undercover officer called...

Scott names three to Civil Rights Hall of Fame

FROM WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – The first Black Cabinet member since Reconstruction, a lawyer who fought segregation, and a state leader of the NAACP have...

State hires new health care company for inmates

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – State corrections officials have hired Centurion of Florida LLC to take over prison health services for...

Health disparities summit set for Feb. 5-6 in Tampa

SPECIAL TO THE COURIER The Florida Health Equity Research Institute, W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute and Student National Medical Association are hosting the Florida Health...

Celebrating the global legacy of literary icon – Zora Neale Hurston

A year of events is underway in observance of the author’s 125th birthday. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Zora Neale Hurston withstood the literary test of time...

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