Sunday, September 27, 2020

State continues to lag in census

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With a Sept. 30 deadline looming, Florida continues to lag behind much of the nation in responding to the U.S. census....

Obamacare plan rates to increase 3.1 percent

BY NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s top insurance regulator on Friday announced approval of a statewide average 3.1 percent rate increase for health insurance plans...

THE HIGH COST OF COVID-19

The virus is having a tougher financial impact on Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans than on Whites. BY JIM SAKSA AND MICHAEL MACAGNONE CQ-ROLL CALL/TNS WASHINGTON —...

State of emergency expanded for Hurricane Sally

September 15, 2020 NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE --- Gov. Ron DeSantis warned that Hurricane Sally, after bringing massive rains and storm surge in the western...

Black SuperPAC calls on candidates, parties to spend millions with Black businesses

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF America’s leading Black conservative political action committee, BlakPAC, has instituted a national effort to help Black-owned businesses earn some of...

‘Tribute in Light’ continues despite pandemic

REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS OF 9/11 The “Tribute in Light” rises skyward on Sept. 11, 2019 as a memorial to the victims in the terrorist attacks...

Restaurants can’t find workers even amid historic unemployment

BY NIC QUEROLO AND LESLIE PATTON BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS Not even the greatest surge in joblessness in 80 years is easing the fast-food industry’s years-old labor shortage. That’s...

Event protests killings by cops; urges justice

MARCH ON WASHINGTON 57TH ANNIVERSARY On Aug. 28, the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, tens of thousands of protestors gathered at the...

Trump blows up kinder, gentle image portrayed at convention

BY CHRIS MEGERIAN, NOAH BIERMAN AND ELI STOKOLS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS WASHINGTON — Speaker after speaker at last month’s Republican National Convention painted a benign portrait...

Black woman to join International Space Station crew

BY MURI ASSUNCAO NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS Astronaut Jeanette Epps is getting ready to shatter a long-standing glass ceiling on her way to the International Space...