Study supports reducing juvenile arrests

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A new study on diversion programs for juvenile offenders is helping bolster a call to expand...

FAMU to host national ‘Ban the Box’ forum

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER ORLANDO –  Florida A&M University (FAMU) will host a national forum titled, “Ban the Box: Eliminating Barriers to Reentry” on...

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...

Scott signs repeal of ‘shacking up’ law

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – For the first time since shortly after the Civil War, it is no longer a crime...

Pressure mounts at FAMU

President may force board to act BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – As the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees prepares for a...

LAID TO REST

After 64 years, the mortal remains of a Daytona Beach teenager who died at the notorious Dozier School for Boys are finally returned home. BY...

EARLY VOTING BEGINS

Get your soul to the poll! Campaign signs lined the entrance at the Broward County early voting site on Monday at the Fort Lauderdale Branch...

Court says Uber drivers are on their own

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Siding with the San Francisco-based technology giant, a Florida appeals court Wednesday upheld a decision by...

State House apologizes for abuse, racism

School and law enforcement atrocities cited FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – On Tuesday, the Florida House of Representatives recognized and apologized for the state...

DENEE BENTON / TONY AWARD NOMINEE

Dreams can come true Orlando’s Denee Benton and her parents, Derryl and Jackie Benton, celebrated Denee’s nomination for 2017’s Best Actress in a Broadway show...

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