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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 […]

Notables pick sides in Scott vs. Ayala

Notables pick sides in Scott vs. Ayala

FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – On one side, there’s the Florida Cabinet, the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association and the Republican-dominated Florida House of Representatives. On the other side, there’s the Florida State Conference of NAACP Branches, the Florida Legislative Black Caucus, Color of Change, the Dream Defenders, Service Employees International Union, and more […]

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 […]

House backs governor in state attorney lawsuit

House backs governor in state attorney lawsuit

Scott’s removal of Aramis Ayala has drawn heavy criticism from African-American lawmakers and sparked outrage from groups like Color of Change. BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Intensifying an already emotionally and racially charged debate, the Republican-dominated state House intends to file a friend-of-the-court brief backing Gov. Rick Scott’s ouster of […]

A family court with a holistic approach

A family court with a holistic approach

BY SHANA MEDEL ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – Kimberly Chimber only had one thought on her mind: getting her girls back. It was November 2015, and her 18-month-old daughter Shaylee had just been taken away by the Department of Children and Family Services because of her drug use. A year before, 4-year-old Sophia had been removed […]

SLIPPING AND SLIDING

SLIPPING AND SLIDING

Bethune-Cookman University’s credit rating has been on a downward trajectory for years and a recent laudatory press release of Jackson’s performances raises as many questions as it attempts to answer. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF DAYTONA BEACH –  In an “Administrative Spotlight” email sent to Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) stakeholders last week, the school’s president seemed […]

‘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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