Friday, April 16, 2021

By the numbers: Jobless rate in counties around the state

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released April unemployment numbers on May 22. The state’s rate is at 12.9...

Feminine products for inmates in jails, prisons get attention

Bill would require state to make items free, easier to access for all women VALENCIAGUNDER.COM Valencia Gunder,...

‘TRUTH ILLUMINATED’

Owners of the Black News Channel say they are ready to tell Black America’s story. BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA COURIER ORLANDO – It’s no secret that the...

TRANSFER OF POWER

As a new group of Florida’s political leadership takes the reins of the state, Black Floridians ‒ including supporters of President...

Hospital bill for gun injuries is $730 million a year

BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS Americans paid more than $6.6 billion over eight years to care for victims of gun violence, according to...

Bullard keynotes FAMU’s Black History Month Convocation

BY ALEXIS GARY SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida Sen. Dwight Bullard returned to his alma mater earlier this month as the keynote speaker for Florida...

State offering interest-free loans to businesses

BY CHRISTINE SEXTON NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Monday that Florida will begin a $50 million bridge-loan program for businesses...

Zimmerman blames media, Obama, system

BY RENE STUTZMAN ORLANDO SENTINEL / TNS ORLANDO – In his first public comments since the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would not prosecute him...

Orlando mayor addresses questions about challenges, unity after tragedy

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Hours after a gunman killed 49 clubgoers and injured more than 50 others in his city,...

Bill focuses on violence in Black, Hispanic neighborhoods

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A House panel on Monday approved a proposal that would create a task force to investigate the root causes of violence...