Heads up: Don’t take your selfie-stick to Disney World

BY DEWAYNE BEVIL ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Walt Disney World is banning selfie-sticks from its theme parks, citing safety concerns, a company spokeswoman said last week. Under a new...

Former head Rattler turns 80

Educators celebrate Dr. Walter Smith BY JENISE GRIFFIN MORGAN FLORIDA COURIER The Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) is the professional association for Florida’s 28 public community colleges, their...

Budget bills readied as session nears end

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – After months of sparring and a nearly three-week special session, lawmakers will be able to vote Friday –...

Miami man wins $850,000 in wrongful arrest case involving ‘The First 48’ TV show

BY DAVID OVALLE MIAM HERALD/TNS MIAMI — A federal jury late Monday awarded $850,000 to a man who said he was wrongfully arrested for murder by...

Legendary actor to host documentary on Florida Memorial

Florida Memorial University is partnering with In America to produce a documentary on the Miami Gardens-based HBCU. “In America with James Earl Jones’’ will be...

BLACK MUSIC MONTH 2015

‘Happy Feelings’ coming to Daytona Beach June is Black Music Month, and Daytona Beach will celebrate with a concert on Sunday, June 14, showcasing Maze...

Lawmakers pump up prisons budget by $43 million

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – While slicing and dicing other areas of the budget, lawmakers plan to boost the state’s spending...

Penalty remains for refusing breath test

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA An appeals court last week upheld the constitutionality of a state law that allows criminal charges to be filed against...

Partnership forming between FAMU and Kenyan county

Agreement will enhance research, funding opportunities SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida A&M University (FAMU) Provost Marcella David and Siaya County, Kenya Governor Cornell Rasanga Amoth...

Miami Dolphins rookies tackle jobs at Fort Lauderdale YMCA

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER FORT LAUDERDALE – On June 5, the Miami Dolphins Rookie class participated in its second community service project at L.A....

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