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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Never to be forgotten In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed to a bullet hole in a St. Augustine hotel he stayed in while protesting racial segregation there.  King was targeted for death from the time he began his civil rights career in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955. He was murdered in Memphis, Tenn., on […]

Governor now a prosecutor

Governor now a prosecutor

Scott takes murder cases away from Ayala BY DARA KAM AND RYAN RAY THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Heightening the controversy over a Central Florida state attorney who refuses to seek the death penalty for an accused cop-killer or other defendants accused of capital crimes, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday reassigned 21 first-degree […]

State university leaders prepare for ‘block’ tuition

State university leaders prepare for ‘block’ tuition

The basic premise is to provide a financial incentive for students to take more classes and earn undergraduate degrees in four years. BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida university presidents said they are ready to deal with a developing legislative mandate to have block tuition on their campuses by the […]

Ethics panel to review Bondi-Trump donation complaint

Ethics panel to review Bondi-Trump donation complaint

BY GRAY ROHRER ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Commission on Ethics will hold a hearing later this month to review an ethics complaint against Attorney General Pam Bondi over her solicitation of a $25,000 campaign donation from President Donald Trump in 2013. Bondi’s office later decided not to investigate Trump University, a real estate […]

IN FULL bloom

IN FULL bloom

The 24th Epcot Flower & Garden Festival offers is a spring attraction for all ages. BY ELEANOR HENDRICKS MCDANIEL SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Calling all gardeners and flower fans! Get thee to the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival before it ends on May 29. The annual event returns for the 24th time and is […]

A home for Maurice

A home for Maurice

A home for Maurice One Church One Child of Florida is reaching out to families and individuals in communities across the state in efforts to help find permanent homes for children. Daily, over 700 children are in need of a family to call their own; many of them are minorities.  April is National Child Abuse […]

Black activists hosting candidates school in St. Pete

Black activists hosting candidates school in St. Pete

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF ST. PETERSBURG – On April 8 and 9, the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations will conduct an electoral campaign school for Black activists “who want to open up a new front for the struggle for self-determination in the U.S.,” according to an organizational press release. […]

2017 MIAMI OPEN

2017 MIAMI OPEN

No championship this time Madison Keys, a Boca Raton resident ranked No. 9 worldwide in the singles division of the Women’s Tennis Association, hits a return during an early round match in the Miami Open. She was knocked out in the tourney’s third round by Spain’s Lara Arruabarrena. The eventual winner takes home a $1.1 […]

Judge backs Scott

Judge backs Scott

Prosecutor dumped from murder case BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA ORLANDO – Siding with Gov. Rick Scott, a circuit judge Tuesday signed off on the removal of Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala in the high-profile case of accused cop-killer Markeith Loyd, refusing to put the case on hold while the prosecutor […]

Ayala’s decision refuels death penalty debate

Ayala’s decision refuels death penalty debate

The latest controversy has galvanized longtime opponents of state executions. BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s death penalty has been roiled by controversy for decades, marred in the past by botched executions –  including one that resulted in the retirement of “Old Sparky” – and, more recently, by court rulings […]