THE GIFT OF LIFE

Florida Courier writer Penny Dickerson, a cancer survivor, reflects on her personal challenges and blessings during this year’s holiday season. BY PENNY DICKERSON The Florida Courier Cancer...

Holiday party at the White House 2015

First Lady greets young guests First Lady Michelle Obama speaks with military children as she hosts a preview of the 2015 holiday decor at the...

Congresswoman to revise federal redistricting challenge

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, a Jacksonville Democrat who has been perhaps the most-outspoken opponent of a congressional redistricting plan, will file...

Remembering Leander Shaw as justice and role model

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Former Chief Justice Leander Shaw, who died last week at age 85, lay in state Monday...

LEFT BEHIND

As the Florida Supreme Court wrestles with whether the state’s workers compensation law is constitutional, the Florida Courier begins a series of stories on...

CHRISTMAS 2015

The reason for the season St. Ruth Missionary Baptist Church in Dania Beach (Broward County) continued its “Hope for the Holidays” tradition this year. As...

Old SunPass transponders going bye-bye

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE –Time is running out for about 100,000 SunPass customers to convert, for free, to new transponders. Older,...

Leander J. Shaw Jr. dies

State’s first Black chief justice was 85 COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – When Leander J. Shaw Jr. took the Florida Bar exam in 1960, he...

CHICAGO HYPOCRISY

Mayor Rahm Emanuel apologizes for the police killing of a Black teen, even as his lawyers convince a judge to keep video of a...

PEARL HARBOR BOMBING / DEC. 7, 1941

Remembering the day of infamy+ Nelson Mitchell, the oldest living African-American Pearl Harbor survivor, reflected in the shrine room of the USS Arizona Memorial during...

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