Friday, August 7, 2020

B-CU student drowns in Daytona Beach

School investigating hazing rumors BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS FLORIDA COURIER “He was my best friend.” Those were the first words Bethune-Cookman University student Devonte “Squirrel” Lampkin said to...

A Florida Courier exclusive: BICYCLING WHILE BLACK

The overwhelming majority of traffic tickets from the Tampa Police Department for ‘illegal bicycling’ are issued to African-Americans. Editor’s note: The editors of the Tampa...

‘WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?’

Bethune-Cookman University’s sixth president believes he’s moving the school in the right direction, despite questions from alumni and others. BY JENISE GRIFFIN MORGAN FLORIDA COURIER DAYTONA BEACH...

Fewer gassed, less force

But will fewer inmates die? BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones plans to bar the use...

PERCY TYRONE SLEDGE / 1940-2015

‘Baby, please don’t treat me bad’ In this file photo, singer Percy Sledge performed at the Rock’ N’ Roll Hall of Fame’s 20th anniversary induction...

Florida activist honored for technology and social justice work

COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON, D.C. – David Honig, a longtime civil rights activist and media advocate with deep ties to Florida, was honored for...

DEPARTMENTAL DISGRACE

Florida legislators refuse to take strong measures to control the violently dysfunctional Florida Department of Corrections despite the arrest of White supremacist prison guards...

Unarmed, shot dead

S.C. cop charged with killing fleeing Black man COMPILED FROM STAFF REPORTS NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – A South Carolina police officer was charged with murder in...

2015 NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Huskie women celebrate in Tampa The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team erupts in celebration after defeating Notre Dame, 63-53, Tuesday in the NCAA Championship game...

Ferguson City Council will include three Blacks

BY STEPHEN DEERE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH / TNS FERGUSON, MO.– For the first time in Ferguson’s 120-year history, its city council will have three Black members. Perhaps...