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Obama talks about service to others Former President Barack Obama led a panel discussion on civic engagement on April 24 at the Logan Center for the Arts on the University of Chicago campus. It was his first public event since leaving the presidency and taking a three-month vacation. (ZBIGNIEW BZDAK/CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS)

Trump backs down

Trump backs down

Obamacare subsidies stay for now BY LESLEY CLARK MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – Two days before the federal government would run out of money, lawmakers remained at odds Wednesday night – the Florida Courier’s press time – over some details, although one major sticking point between the White House and Democrats was resolved, […]

Three named to Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Three named to Civil Rights Hall of Fame

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER TALLAHASSEE – A former state lawmaker, an NAACP leader and a prominent civil-rights activist were named last week by Gov. Rick Scott to the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Scott announced the selection of Dr. Arnett Girardeau, Willie H. Williams, and Patricia Stephens Due. They were chosen from a list of […]

TPS termination for Haitians recommended

TPS termination for Haitians recommended

Thousands could be sent home if Trump agency has its way BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – The Trump administration is recommending sending tens of thousands of Haitians back to their homeland because it believes conditions have significantly improved in the disaster-prone, poverty-stricken nation. But the move comes as more than 40,000 Haitians continue […]

FAILING GRADES

FAILING GRADES

Maybe many of Florida’s cities, counties and publicly-traded companies don’t believe in hiring a diverse workforce or doing business with Black-owned businesses and media outlets. Or maybe they just don’t want to talk about it. SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER FORT LAUDERDALE – The Florida State Conference of NAACP Branches’ latest Diversity Matters Report Card […]

PRINCE ROGERS NELSON, 1958-2016

PRINCE ROGERS NELSON, 1958-2016

One year ago this week In this file photo, Prince performs “Purple Rain” as the opening act during the 46th Annual Grammy Awards show on Feb. 8, 2004 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Prince died on April 21, 2016. He was 57.  (RICHARD HARTOG/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS)

State House apologizes for abuse, racism

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 government’s collaboration and involvement in two notorious incidents in Florida’s recent history. Torture at boys school With 17 former students of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys watching […]

NAN to host first major gathering of Blacks since Trump era

NAN to host first major gathering of Blacks since Trump era

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The National Action Network (NAN), led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, will convene its annual national convention from April 26-29, describing it as “the first major gathering of African-Americans in the Donald Trump era in his hometown of New York.” The convention will be held at Sheraton Times Square, 811 7th […]

‘YOU THE JURY’ / FOX NETWORK

‘YOU THE JURY’ / FOX NETWORK

Crump on national television  

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 […]

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