Scott names three to Civil Rights Hall of Fame

FROM WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – The first Black Cabinet member since Reconstruction, a lawyer who fought segregation, and a state leader of the NAACP have...

State hires new health care company for inmates

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – State corrections officials have hired Centurion of Florida LLC to take over prison health services for...

Health disparities summit set for Feb. 5-6 in Tampa

SPECIAL TO THE COURIER The Florida Health Equity Research Institute, W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute and Student National Medical Association are hosting the Florida Health...

Celebrating the global legacy of literary icon – Zora Neale Hurston

A year of events is underway in observance of the author’s 125th birthday. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Zora Neale Hurston withstood the literary test of time...

Events scheduled in memory of teen killed after leaving fair

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Feb. 7 will mark two years since 14-year-old honor student Andrew Joseph III was killed as he tried crossing a Tampa...

Flight to Freedom Feb. 13 at Fort Mose

Fort Mose’s Flight to Freedom in St. Augustine recreates the 17th-century experience of the hundreds of slaves who traveled to Fort Mose in search...

UNBELTED WHILE BLACK

According to a new American Civil Liberties Union report, Black motorists in Florida are cited for seatbelt violations nearly twice as often as White...

2015-16 BASKETBALL SEASON

In full swing   The University of Connecticut’s Moriah Jefferson (4) drives past the University of Central Florida’s Kayla Thigpen (11) as many basketball teams around...

Finally at rest

Lawmakers may aid dead boys’ families BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Legislation started moving Tuesday in the House and Senate to help...

Lawmakers considering ‘pastor protection’ law

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In the wake of last year’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, a bill dubbed the “Pastor...

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