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JUST THE BEGINNING

JUST THE BEGINNING

White supremacists are energized as cities and counter-protesters gear up to fight them. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. – The thousands of demonstrators have left. The bronze statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, around which the protests were focused, remained standing. A memorial service was held Wednesday for Heather Heyer, the woman who […]

OUT AND ABOUT / FLORIDA COURIER

OUT AND ABOUT / FLORIDA COURIER

Grand view from the Grand Canyon Charles W. Cherry III (in black) and Chayla Cherry (in blue) enjoy the view 8,700 feet above the floor of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim in Arizona. Publisher Charles W. Cherry II will write about an epic three-week, 7,700-mile round-trip journey with Chayla and Charles III from South Florida […]

Gators say no

Gators say no

Racist leader won’t speak on campus BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The University of Florida is refusing to allow White nationalist leader Richard Spencer to speak on campus next month, citing “serious concerns” about safety in the aftermath of a deadly weekend clash in Charlottesville, Va. In a message to […]

Essence magazine to be sold

Essence magazine to be sold

SPECIAL TO THE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE FROM TARGET MARKET NEWS Time Inc. has announced that it plans to sell a majority of its ownership in Essence magazine, the 47-year-old lifestyle monthly for African-American women, and one of the most successful publications among all American magazines. According to a story reported in The Wall Street […]

Judge rejects new trial, acquittal for Brown

Judge rejects new trial, acquittal for Brown

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A federal judge Wednesday set a Nov. 16 sentencing date for former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown after rejecting her requests for a new trial and an acquittal on corruption charges. Brown, a Jacksonville Democrat who served 24 years in the U.S. House, was convicted in May on charges related to […]

FHP: Ticket quotas will not be tolerated

FHP: Ticket quotas will not be tolerated

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A prohibition on ticket quotas will become part of training for supervisors and higher-ups in the Florida Highway Patrol, a top highway-safety official told Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet on Wednesday. Terry Rhodes, executive director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and […]

Visitation canceled at all Florida prisons this weekend

Visitation canceled at all Florida prisons this weekend

BY GAL TZIPERMAN LOTAN ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – The Florida Department of Corrections has canceled visitation at all 149 of its facilities this Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, citing a security threat. The cancellation is a response to “credible intelligence indicating that small groups of inmates at several institutions may attempt to disrupt […]

Lack of broadband hurts higher education in rural areas

Lack of broadband hurts higher education in rural areas

BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The lack of high-speed internet services in many rural areas is one of the challenges hindering Florida’s efforts to increase college degrees and spur economic development, a new report shows. Some 680,000 Floridians do not have access to a broadband internet service that would allow […]

ADOPTIONS

ADOPTIONS

A home for Sabrina One Church One Child of Florida is reaching out to families and individuals in communities across the state in efforts to help find permanent homes for children. Children featured in this monthly spotlight are waiting for a permanent home and/or mentor. They have no family identified to adopt them. Sabrina was […]

Second Cosby lawyer quits as November retrial looms

Second Cosby lawyer quits as November retrial looms

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PHILADELPHIA – A second member of Bill Cosby’s defense team bailed on his sexual assault case Tuesday, prompting the 80-year-old entertainer to ask a Montgomery County judge for more time to find new attorneys. In court papers, Angela Agrusa — a Los Angeles-based entertainment lawyer who sat by Cosby’s side during his […]

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