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Ayala sues Scott over removal from cases

Ayala sues Scott over removal from cases

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala is suing Gov. Rick Scott in federal and state courts over her removal from nearly two dozen death-penalty cases, including the high-profile case of accused cop-killer Markeith Loyd. Ayala filed lawsuits Tuesday in federal court and the Florida Supreme […]

HUD chief gets stuck in Miami housing development elevator

HUD chief gets stuck in Miami housing development elevator

BY RENE RODRIGUEZ MIAMI HERALD / TNS MIAMI – Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s two-day visit to Miami – his third stop on a national listening tour – started with a big glitch. Carson, Miami-Dade County Public Housing Director Michael Liu and five other people got stuck inside an elevator Wednesday on the […]

‘YOU’ ARE NOW FOR SALE

‘YOU’ ARE NOW FOR SALE

While many Americans are distracted by President Trump’s tweets and baseless accusations, he and the GOP are trying to gut environmental protection, consumers’ rights, digital privacy and police oversight. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON –  Here’s a short list of important happenings in the nation’s capital this week: Web privacy President Trump rescinded a rule […]

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Never to be forgotten In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed to a bullet hole in a St. Augustine hotel he stayed in while protesting racial segregation there.  King was targeted for death from the time he began his civil rights career in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955. He was murdered in Memphis, Tenn., on […]

Governor now a prosecutor

Governor now a prosecutor

Scott takes murder cases away from Ayala BY DARA KAM AND RYAN RAY THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Heightening the controversy over a Central Florida state attorney who refuses to seek the death penalty for an accused cop-killer or other defendants accused of capital crimes, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday reassigned 21 first-degree […]

Bernice King takes ‘Kardashian’ Pepsi ad down

Bernice King takes ‘Kardashian’ Pepsi ad down

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF After being attacked by “Black Twitter” – and a damning Twitter response by Bernice King, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s daughter –  Pepsi pulled a new TV ad featuring “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star Kendall Jenner less than 24 hours after it was posted to YouTube. The ad featured Jenner, […]

UNCERTAIN AND ROCKY START

UNCERTAIN AND ROCKY START

President Trump reaches out to Black America via meetings with a wary Congressional Black Caucus and the Black Press, punctuated by his top-ranking Black aide walking away from a breakfast with Black newspaper publishers. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – In two separate meetings last week with Black members of Congress in the Black Press, […]

Black activists hosting candidates school in St. Pete

Black activists hosting candidates school in St. Pete

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF ST. PETERSBURG – On April 8 and 9, the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations will conduct an electoral campaign school for Black activists “who want to open up a new front for the struggle for self-determination in the U.S.,” according to an organizational press release. […]

2017 MIAMI OPEN

2017 MIAMI OPEN

No championship this time Madison Keys, a Boca Raton resident ranked No. 9 worldwide in the singles division of the Women’s Tennis Association, hits a return during an early round match in the Miami Open. She was knocked out in the tourney’s third round by Spain’s Lara Arruabarrena. The eventual winner takes home a $1.1 […]

Judge backs Scott

Judge backs Scott

Prosecutor dumped from murder case BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA ORLANDO – Siding with Gov. Rick Scott, a circuit judge Tuesday signed off on the removal of Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala in the high-profile case of accused cop-killer Markeith Loyd, refusing to put the case on hold while the prosecutor […]