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Keeping their bags packed

Keeping their bags packed

Haitians get short deportation delay BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD / TNS Haitian nationals who have been protected from deportation from the U.S. for more than seven years since an earthquake struck their homeland won another temporary reprieve Monday: The Department of Homeland Security announced that it will extend the benefit, which expires on July […]

‘Cat Fund’ healthy for 2017 hurricane season

‘Cat Fund’ healthy for 2017 hurricane season

BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund is in its strongest financial position ever as the state heads into the annual storm season next month. But state officials may bolster the fund, which helps private insurers pay claims if Florida gets hit by a major hurricane, with […]

Wariness, optimism of Trump by HBCUs

Wariness, optimism of Trump by HBCUs

Funding for Black institutions remains a major concern BY KURTIS LEE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Since taking office, President Donald Trump has pledged “unwavering support” for the critical educational missions of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), invited leaders of those institutions to the White House and even dispatched his Education secretary to deliver her first […]

IT’S SERIOUS

IT’S SERIOUS

With Washington at a fever pitch, the Department of Justice, appoints a special counsel with the powers of a prosecutor to lead the Trump-Russia investigation. COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS WASHINGTON – The nation’s capital went into full-blown crisis mode Wednesday night – just prior to the Florida Courier’s press time –  as the […]

2017 MISS USA PAGEANT

2017 MISS USA PAGEANT

Natural and outspoken Miss District of Columbia USA Kara McCullough glides across the stage during the bikini round of the 2017 Miss USA competition last week. McCullough, a South Carolina State University alumna, is this year’s Miss USA. (MARCEL THOMAS VIA ZUMA WIRE)

Impeachment? Not so fast

Impeachment? Not so fast

Here’s a Q & A BY MICHAEL DOYLE MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU TNS WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s incendiary words and actions have placed him in potential legal jeopardy, with more lawmakers floating concepts like “obstruction of justice” and “impeachment.” Here’s a guide. What’s ‘obstruction of justice’? A Congressional Research Service report indicates there are related […]

‘Christmas in May’ for many college students

‘Christmas in May’ for many college students

The extension of Pell grants will cover summer classes for the first time since 2011. BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Despite broader political turmoil in Washington and Tallahassee, federal and state lawmakers have agreed to dramatically increase financial aid to the neediest college and university students. On May 4, the […]

Supreme court won’t revive N.C. voter ID law

Supreme court won’t revive N.C. voter ID law

Justices refuse to hear appeal that would have reinstated ballot restrictions BY GREG STOHR BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court dealt an unexpected blow to the voter-identification movement Monday, refusing to reinstate North Carolina ballot restrictions that a lower court said target Blacks “with almost surgical precision.” Turning away the appeal by state […]

Corrine Brown found guilty of fraud

Corrine Brown found guilty of fraud

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Former Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown was found guilty Thursday (May 11) on 18 counts in a federal corruption trial, the latest chapter in a stunning fall for a longtime Jacksonville political institution. Brown, who was defeated for re-election last year after 24 years in the […]

HAIL B-CU’S NEWEST WILDCAT

HAIL B-CU’S NEWEST WILDCAT

Bethune-Cookman University’s Class of 2017 commencement ceremony will be long remembered. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF DAYTONA BEACH – If Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) President Edison Jackson was attempting to build bridges between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the Trump administration by selecting Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to be the Class of […]