Monday, July 13, 2020

Investigator to look at ICE detention centers

Judge orders probe of three facilities in South Florida BY MONIQUE O. MADAN MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI — Citing possible “inhumane conditions, deliberate indifference and cruel and unusual...

McCray to lead B-CU alumni

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF DAYTONA BEACH – Johnny L. McCray, Jr., a Pompano Beach-based trial lawyer, was elected president of the Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU)...

Demonstrations for racial justice continue on Independence Day

NO HOLIDAY FOR PROTESTERS Black Lives Matter protesters march down Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando on the Fourth of July. The group started at the...

THEY LISTENED

Amid outcry, some police departments banned chokeholds. However, critics say more reforms are needed. BY SHIRSHO DASGUPTA MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — Demonstrators protesting the...

The latest COVID-19 cases and deaths in Florida

TALLAHASSEE – State agencies updated a variety of numbers Tuesday related to the coronavirus in Florida. Here are some takeaways: 213,794: Total number of...

St. Augustine officials vote to remove war memorial

ANOTHER CONFEDERATE CONTROVERSY Demonstrations continued around the country pressing for the removal of Confederate monuments. On June 22, St. Augustine Police officers keep opposing protesters...

Police chief reaches out to Florida community where Black Lives Matter movement began

BY GRACE TOOHEY ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO — As Black Lives Matter demonstrators protesting police brutality and calling for racial justice regain momentum across the country, Sanford...

Crump preparing federal lawsuit for Floyd’s family

BY STEPHEN MONTEMAYOR MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE/TNS Ben Crump, the Florida attorney representing George Floyd’s survivors, calls himself the “African American family emergency plan.” “Because when you think...

‘HISTORIC AMOUNT OF SUPPORT’

On July 1, Gov. Ron DeSantis stood with state and local elected officials at Bethune-Cookman University to celebrate the state’s multimillion-dollar investment in Florida’s...

Capturing African American history in Tampa

Black photographers to present exhibit of BLM protests BY ALEXIA MCKAY FLORIDA COURIER #BlackLivesMatter In Tampa, a group of Black photographers have been doing their part to...