Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s Tampa youth group wins top award at Conclave

SPECIAL TO THE COURIER The youth organization of the Tampa chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity received the Southern Region Outstanding Chapter Award at the...

Study supports reducing juvenile arrests

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A new study on diversion programs for juvenile offenders is helping bolster a call to expand...

A top HBCU honor for FAMU president

Mangum, Edward Waters research director among honorees at Hampton FROM WIRE REPORTS Two of Florida’s Black universities were honored last week at the annual AARP HBCU...

College challenging move to end nursing program

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A Broward County college has challenged a move by the Florida Board of Nursing to end the school’s nursing-education program...

Florida Memorial has new basketball coach

Florida Memorial University has hired Artis Maddox from Mountain State University as the head coach of the men’s basketball team. “I’m excited about the possibilities...

Sports reporter to speak at FAMU graduation

Fox Sports reporter Pam Oliver will address graduates at Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) summer commencement on Aug. 7. Oliver received her bachelor’s degree in broadcast...

TIME TO GET ‘STRAPPED’

A Black professional gun expert says Black-on-Black crime is a myth and urges African-Americans to be prepared to legally and properly defend themselves –...

Court to consider guns in school dormitories

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – After a high-profile legislative debate this spring about concealed weapons on college campuses, a state appeals...

State sees sharp increase of kids in foster care

New methodology in place to keep children safer BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The number of Florida children in the state’s foster-care...

Study: ‘Fish poisoning’ in state more prevalent than reported

BY JENNY LUNA MIAMI HERALD/TNS Carmelo Gianino, who works on a tow boat at the Miami Beach Marina, follows an old rule of thumb in South...

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