Tampa organization to help nearly 45 business owners thrive

The Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan (THAP) has launched a new initiative titled PITCH (Push, Improve, Teach, Challenge and Help). In its initial phase, the East...

State’s jobless rate remains at 3.9 percent

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s unemployment rate continues to hold at 3.9 percent, according to numbers posted on March 23 by the state Department...

‘LEGAL CHICANERY’

A federal judge, in a blistering order, puts a stop to Florida’s rights-restoration procedure in a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott that he said...

B-CU basketball teams defeat FAMU during MEAC championship matchups

BY JAMES P. HILL SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER TALLAHASSSEE – Bethune-Cookman University and Florida A&M athletics fans began the month of March madness with...

FIU president: University ‘followed all proper procedures and protocols’ on bridge project

BY DAVID SMILEY MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – Florida International University’s president on Monday defended the school’s handling of a project to build a pedestrian bridge that...

Governor signs bill targeting opioid addictions

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Saying it is critical to “stop the addiction in the beginning,’’ Gov. Rick Scott on Monday...

FLORIDA COMMUNITY CALENDAR MARCH 23, 2018

Key West: The International Day of Remembrance of the victims of slavery and the Trans-Atlantic slave trade takes place at 5:30 p.m. March 25 at...

New theme new dreams

For the 11th year, Walt Disney World Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence were joined by celebrities to offer 100 high school students...

Tourism numbers hit new high in 2017

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Hurricane Irma kept Florida from reaching a goal of 120 million visitors last year but didn’t stop...

MARCHING FOR THEIR LIVES

As students converge on Washington, D.C., to push for gun safety laws, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is still uneasy a month after the...

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