WRITE FIELD / POYNTER INSTITUTE

Young, gifted, in black On May 1, 41 boys became the fourth class to participate in the Write Field’s graduation ceremony at the Poynter Institute...

Reunited after 50 years

Were others separated at St. Louis hospital? BY NANCY CAMBRIA ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH / TNS ST. LOUIS –  Homer G. Phillips Hospital was the crown jewel of...

Tampa gets new police chief

BY SAMUEL JOHNSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER TAMPA – Eric Ward, a 47-year-old Tampa native who has spent his entire 26-year career with the Tampa...

‘A BALM IN GILEAD’

In Part 2 of an exclusive interview, Bethune-Cookman University’s current president describes his grand vision for the school. BY JENISE GRIFFIN MORGAN FLORIDA COURIER Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU)...

Poor, Black, ignored

Problems were years in the making BY NOAH BIERMAN AND JOSEPH TANFANI TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS BALTIMORE – Tanishia Lewis and her young children were filling...

A WINNING COMBINATION

Dolphins donation will help students excel   Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Miami Dolphins President/CEO Tom Garfinkel and Dan Marino join Norland High School students in...

African diet reduces colon cancer risk for Black Americans

BY DAVID TEMPLETON PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE / TNS PITTSBURGH – When African-Americans and rural South Africans swapped diets for two weeks, they also swapped risk factors for...

A FLORIDA COURIER EXCLUSIVE

BICYCLING WHILE BLACK The overwhelming majority of traffic tickets from the Tampa Police Department for ‘illegal bicycling’ are issued to African-Americans. Editor’s note: The editors of...

Obama talks climate change in the Everglades

BY JENNY STALETOVICH AND PATRICIA MAZZEI MIAMI HERALD / TNS MIAMI – With a sawgrass prairie at his back and spring rain clouds darkening the sky,...

B-CU student drowns in Daytona Beach

School investigating hazing rumors BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS FLORIDA COURIER “He was my best friend.” Those were the first words Bethune-Cookman University student Devonte “Squirrel” Lampkin said to...

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