Saturday, April 4, 2020

Police militarization

Since 2010, civilian law enforcement agencies in Florida, including U.S. Dept. of State Narcotics Enforcement units based here, have acquired more and more surplus...

No hospital exes on governor’s hospital panel

Scott also has called for medical providers to copy MLB teams and share profits BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott...

Senator to Edward Waters College graduates: Start a business, buy property and think big

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida State Senator Chris Smith gave his first commencement address on May 9, addressing 139 graduates of Jacksonville’s Edward Waters...

Sorority awards $18,000 in scholarships during May Week

As part of May Week 2015, the Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (DSTTA) and DELTA, Inc. presented 25 scholarships totaling $18,850 to students in...

Tallahassee Business MatchMaker to benefit minority entrepreneurs

The Tallahassee Business MatchMaker will take place on May 21 during the 32nd Annual Small Business Week hosted by the Small Business Development Center...

WRITE FIELD / POYNTER INSTITUTE

Young, gifted, in black On May 1, 41 boys became the fourth class to participate in the Write Field’s graduation ceremony at the Poynter Institute...

Tampa gets new police chief

BY SAMUEL JOHNSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER TAMPA – Eric Ward, a 47-year-old Tampa native who has spent his entire 26-year career with the Tampa...

Medical marijuana ballot initiative moving forward

United for Care will try to get amendment on 2016 ballot THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After lawmakers adjourned last week without taking up the medical-marijuana...

Florida pastor objects to criticism of Carson’s ‘All God’s Children’ remark

BLACK CHRISTIAN NEWS NETWORK ONE A Florida pastor and civil rights leader says Ben Carson’s comment that “We are all God’s children” is widely accepted...

Fort Walton Beach legislator apologizes for tweet Joyner calls racist

State Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, apologized on May 1 for a Twitter post that drew criticism about possible racial overtones. The controversy...