Senate chaplain reflects on first Black in role

BY JASON DICK CQ-ROLL CALL TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – For U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black, this month is an “important reminder.” Roll Call recently sat...

Facebook suicide aftermath

Child was sexually abused, beaten BY CAROL MARBIN MILLER MIAMI HERALD /TNS MIAMI – For much of her too-short life, Naika Venant bounced between two parents: a...

Wilson keeping up pressure to free Nigerian schoolgirls

BY CHRIS ADAMS MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, who has pushed for months to pressure the Nigerian government to help free girls...

‘Standing your ground’ may get easier

Proposed change burdens prosecutors BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A move to shift the burden of proof in “stand your ground” self-defense...

Stetson player succumbs

Resuscitation efforts fail BY ILIANA LIMON ROMERO AND CHRIS HAYS ORLANDO SENTINEL / TNS DELAND – Stetson football player Nick Blakely was remembered as a warm, generous...

Scott goes to Washington, D.C.

Continues fight against Obamacare BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A congressional committee will hold a hearing on Gov. Rick Scott’s showdown with the federal...

FMU awards posthumous degree to Trayvon Martin

FROM HBCUDIGEST.COM MIAMI GARDENS – Five years after his death sparked international dialogue about racism, social justice and community policing, Trayvon Martin will be honored for...

Signs of eye damage from staring at solar eclipse

BY NASEEM S. MILLER ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Ophthalmologists expect to see a few patients who might have injured to their eyes by staring at the sun during...

Mosque takes on matchmaking of African-American Muslim women

Researchers says there’s an epidemic of educated, professional women over 30 struggling to find suitable matches among men of their own faith. BY GENEVIEVE GLATSKY PHILADELPHIA...

THE ‘RIVER OF GRASS’

Pythons invading the Everglades South Florida Water Management District python tracker Bobby Hill captured a 14-foot python in Everglades National Park in June 2013. A...

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