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JAZZ IN THE GARDENS 2015

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS 2015

Miami Gardens marks 10 years of ‘Jazz’ Jazz in the Gardens has become one of Black Florida’s largest events and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Florida Courier photojournalist Kim Gibson was there in 2011 when Ron “Mr. Biggs” Isley of the Isley Brothers took the stage. Tickets are still available at www.jazzinthegardens.com or via […]

State Senate committee OKs online voter registration

State Senate committee OKs online voter registration

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee approved legislation Tuesday that would allow Florida voters to register online – but only after the looming 2016 presidential election. The bill (SB 228) would allow Floridians with driver’s licenses or state-issued identification cards to submit applications online, using signatures on […]

RAMPANT CORRUPTION

RAMPANT CORRUPTION

Citing murders and organized crime inside the Florida Department of Corrections, former prison inspectors tell lawmakers DOC is too crooked to police itself. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – In a blistering condemnation of Florida’s prison system, several current and former prison inspectors told state lawmakers Tuesday that their bosses repeatedly told them to ignore […]

Florida loves ‘Obamacare’

Florida loves ‘Obamacare’

Majority will get financial subsidies BY NOAM N. LEVEY TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – More than 85 percent of Americans who signed up for health coverage this year through the Affordable Care Act qualified for government subsidies, according to a new report that underscores the scope of the aid at a time when […]

SELMA TO MONTGOMERY, 50 YEARS LATER

SELMA TO MONTGOMERY, 50 YEARS LATER

‘There are more bridges to be crossed’ Former President George W. Bush, First Lady Michelle Obama, and President Obama shared the stage at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on March 7. (BRIAN VAN DER BRUG/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS)

Cops kill three unarmed Black men in four days

Cops kill three unarmed Black men in four days

COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS Police officers in three different states shot three unarmed Black men to death in separate incidents over a four-day period last week. All three officers involved in the killings are currently on administrative leave with pay. Aurora, Colo. On March 6, Naeschylus Vinzant was shot and killed by a still-unidentified officer. […]

Missouri Supreme Court takes over cases in Ferguson

Missouri Supreme Court takes over cases in Ferguson

Judge resigns; cites death threats as primary reason BY JENNIFER S. MANN ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH (TNS) The Missouri Supreme Court announced Monday that it will take the “extraordinary action” of reassigning all Ferguson municipal court cases to the circuit court, starting next week. In a news release, the court announced the move was intended “to […]

‘THE LEAST EXPENSIVE NEGRO’

‘THE LEAST EXPENSIVE NEGRO’

A Black media owner sues the Rev. Al Sharpton and civil rights organizations for allegedly providing cover for discrimination against Black-owned media, and says President Obama is ‘bought and paid for’ by Comcast, America’s largest cable company. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF LOS ANGELES – Black media entrepreneur Byron Allen has filed a $20 billion […]

Ferguson violates Blacks’ rights

Ferguson violates Blacks’ rights

Feds won’t charge Brown’s killer COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS FERGUSON, Mo. – The Ferguson Police Department – whose actions after Police Officer Darren Wilson’s fatal shooting of young, unarmed Michael Brown in August sparked violent protests and a nationwide outcry – has persistently and repeatedly violated the constitutional rights of Blacks, jailing them for minor […]

ISRAEL’S BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SPEAKS TO CONGRESS

ISRAEL’S BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SPEAKS TO CONGRESS

‘It’s a very bad deal’ President Obama shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a frosty meeting in the White House in October 2014. In Tuesday’s speech to Congress, Netanyahu vociferously attacked Obama’s negotiations with Iran. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/ABACA PRESS/MCT)