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IT’S SERIOUS

IT’S SERIOUS

With Washington at a fever pitch, the Department of Justice, appoints a special counsel with the powers of a prosecutor to lead the Trump-Russia investigation. COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS WASHINGTON – The nation’s capital went into full-blown crisis mode Wednesday night – just prior to the Florida Courier’s press time –  as the […]

Department of Health officials halt sale of smokable weed

Department of Health officials halt sale of smokable weed

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health on Monday ordered a medical-marijuana operator to stop selling a “whole flower” product sold for use in vaporizers but which can easily be smoked, saying the product is not permitted. Quincy-based Trulieve started selling “Entourage,” a whole flower product meant […]

2017 MISS USA PAGEANT

2017 MISS USA PAGEANT

Natural and outspoken Miss District of Columbia USA Kara McCullough glides across the stage during the bikini round of the 2017 Miss USA competition last week. McCullough, a South Carolina State University alumna, is this year’s Miss USA. (MARCEL THOMAS VIA ZUMA WIRE)

Impeachment? Not so fast

Impeachment? Not so fast

Here’s a Q & A BY MICHAEL DOYLE MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU TNS WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s incendiary words and actions have placed him in potential legal jeopardy, with more lawmakers floating concepts like “obstruction of justice” and “impeachment.” Here’s a guide. What’s ‘obstruction of justice’? A Congressional Research Service report indicates there are related […]

Corrine Brown found guilty of fraud

Corrine Brown found guilty of fraud

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Former Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown was found guilty Thursday (May 11) on 18 counts in a federal corruption trial, the latest chapter in a stunning fall for a longtime Jacksonville political institution. Brown, who was defeated for re-election last year after 24 years in the […]

HAIL B-CU’S NEWEST WILDCAT

HAIL B-CU’S NEWEST WILDCAT

Bethune-Cookman University’s Class of 2017 commencement ceremony will be long remembered. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF DAYTONA BEACH – If Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) President Edison Jackson was attempting to build bridges between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the Trump administration by selecting Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to be the Class of […]

FLORIDA COURIER / OUT AND ABOUT

FLORIDA COURIER / OUT AND ABOUT

Presenting Earth, Wind & Fire Florida Courier photojournalist Kim Gibson attended the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival held from April 27 and May 6, and had his camera with him as “the elements of the universe,” Earth, Wind & Fire took the stage there. Lead vocalist Philip Bailey celebrated his 66th birthday on May […]

Blacks at risk

Blacks at risk

Urban League says progress is fragile FROM THE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and a Republican-dominated Congress have shifted power and priorities in Washington and brought a “dire risk” to Black economic and social progress, according to the National Urban League’s annual State of Black America report released last week. “A […]

Scott urged to veto the education bill

Scott urged to veto the education bill

TALLAHASSEE – After lawmakers ignored their calls to vote down a sprawling education bill, opponents of the wide-ranging measure have turned to Gov. Rick Scott as their last hope to stop the proposal from becoming law. It is not clear when the bill (HB 7069), which covers everything from charter schools and teacher bonuses to […]

Florida NAACP calls for B-CU president, board chair to resign

Florida NAACP calls for B-CU president, board chair to resign

FROM STAFF REPORTS The NAACP Florida State Conference is calling on Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) President Dr. Edison Jackson and Board Chairman Dr. Joe Petrock to resign effective immediately. The NAACP, B-CU alumni, students as well as Daytona Beach residents have expressed outrage over the university’s decision to have U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as its […]

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