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WHAT’S YOUR SCORE?

WHAT’S YOUR SCORE?

Lack of knowledge about playing the credit game costs Black Americans billions of dollars in higher interest rates, fees, and other costs. FROM THE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Sharae Newton (not her real name) has made many mistakes that damaged her credit score. They include running up debt as a college student, especially student loans. […]

‘MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN’

‘MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN’

Trump loses, wins The Trump administration’s travel ban suffered another legal setback Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a federal judge in Hawaii, temporarily exempting grandparents and other extended family members from the directive. Other disputed parts of the ban stand until the court meets in October. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/ABACA PRESS/TNS)

Targeting Obama’s legacy

Targeting Obama’s legacy

So far, Trump’s largely failed BY DAVID LAUTER TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – Rarely has a president taken office so focused on undoing his predecessor’s works as Donald Trump. Six months in, he has little to show. Monday brought twin blows. Not only did the Affordable Care Act survive another Republican repeal effort, […]

Military members boost concealed-weapons licenses

Military members boost concealed-weapons licenses

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida has fast-tracked concealed-weapons licenses to 82,000 military members and honorably discharged veterans since terror-related shootings at a pair of military installations in Tennessee two years ago. The fast-tracking for military members, who don’t have to wait until they’re age 21 as do civilian applicants, […]

NO DOLLAR LEFT BEHIND

NO DOLLAR LEFT BEHIND

Outgoing B-CU President Dr. Edison Jackson will cut his own deal for ‘early retirement,’ despite saddling the university with more than $300 million in debt under questionable circumstances. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF DAYTONA BEACH – On Tuesday, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) announced that its current president Dr. Edison O. Jackson will retire and not serve […]

State needs more folks to hunt, fish

State needs more folks to hunt, fish

State needs more folks to hunt, fish BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida may proclaim itself the “fishing capital of the world,” but wildlife officials say they need more hunters and anglers to help cover costs of running state programs. The number of people buying hunting and fishing licenses hasn’t […]

Trump ‘fraud’ query paused

Trump ‘fraud’ query paused

Voter information request on hold BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Local elections officials are trying to talk voters out of unregistering, as privacy concerns continue to mount in response to a special commission created by President Donald Trump. Fears about data breaches and identity theft – or flat-out aversion to […]

BREAKING NEWS: Sources say retired judge named B-CU’s interim president

BREAKING NEWS: Sources say retired judge named B-CU’s interim president

Dr. Edison Jackson will retire as Bethune-Cookman’s president. Hubert L. Grimes was named interim president, sources told the Daytona Times Wednesday night. BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA COURIER Hubert L. Grimes, Bethune-Cookman University’s legal counsel and a former Volusia County judge, has been named interim president of the Daytona Beach-based HBCU, on-campus sources told the Daytona […]

BETHUNE-COOKMAN PRESIDENT RETIRES

BETHUNE-COOKMAN PRESIDENT RETIRES

The Florida Courier has learned that Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson will retire. It is unclear whether the retirement is voluntary or was the result of a specially called Board of Trustees meeting which took place on campus on July 11.  Sources have told the Florida Courier that a meeting of the entire […]

LIFE-AND-DEATH DISPARITY

LIFE-AND-DEATH DISPARITY

A new study concludes that in the US, an infant mortality gap costs the lives of about 4,000 Black babies each year. BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS If Black infants born in the United States had all of the health and medical benefits enjoyed by White infants, nearly 4,000 fewer of them […]

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