Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Inauguration event to celebrate resiliency of Black Americans

BY KAT STAFFORD ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT — The resiliency, culture and heroism of Black Americans and the African diaspora will be the central theme of a...

Governor issues warning about disorderly protests at state Capitol

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis warned Tuesday that law enforcement “reinforcements” will be on hand if anyone plans to...

MLK events going virtual because of pandemic

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY CELEBRATION 2021 Graduates of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project bow their heads at the 26th Annual Dr....

Impeachment took place amid heavily armed Capitol

BY KEVIN FREKING AND ANDREW TAYLOR ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The scene in the U.S. Capitol seemed jarringly disconnected. Inside the House chamber, the nation’s...

Churches join push for vaccinations

Black clergy and community leaders are doing their part to get African Americans vaccinated. BY DAPHNE TAYLOR FLORIDA COURIER Dianne Rowles, 67, of Tampa, said she made...

Comcast RISE Program opens to minority-owned small businesses 

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER   Comcast is now accepting applications for the next phase of Comcast RISE with expanded eligibility to include Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)...

U.S. House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol ‘insurrection’

BY LISA MASCARO, BILL BARROW AND MARY CLARE JALONICK ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON— Poised to impeach, the House sped ahead with plans to oust President Donald Trump...

Black leaders unite to help get minorities vaccinated

BY CHRISTINE SEXTON NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A coalition of Black community leaders said Jan. 6 they will work to ensure that upward of...

B-CU’s Miami chapter honors 97-year-old Wildcat

BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA COURIER During the holiday season, Nancy Dawkins, 97, received a great gift. The South Florida resident was honored last month for being the...

Coveted honor goes to Alabama’s DeVonta Smith

2020 HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER University of Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith celebrates on Jan. 1 after being named Offensive Player of the Game, following a...