Wednesday, August 12, 2020

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

MJ’s birthday and election results Two years ago, the Florida Courier recognized Michael Jackson’s birthday (Aug. 29) and previewed the 2014 gubernatorial race between Rick...

‘Keep telling the story’

Sharpton eulogizes Black journalist George E. Curry BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Editor's note: Click here to view a pictorial slideshow of Curry's homegoing...

JetBlue makes historic flight to Cuba

BY CHABELI HERRARA MIAMI HERALD/TNS FORT LAUDERDALE – To a fanfare of Cuban music and a water canon salute, the first commercial flight to cross the...

August the most violent month in Chicago in 20 years

84 people died in one month; 487 this year BY JEREMY GORNER AND PETER NICKEAS CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS CHICAGO – August was the most violent month in Chicago in...

THE FINAL WORD IS WRITTEN – GEORGE E. CURRY, 1947-2016

Black Press legend George E. Curry, a chronicler and critic of the modern Black American experience, dies suddenly at 69. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF TACOMA...

Clash in Chicago

Journalist George Curry was in constant demand as a moderator, speaker and master of ceremonies. During the 2011 National Newspaper Publishers Association national convention...

Shock and sadness

Black media, journalists react to Curry’s death BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Rumors of George Curry’s sudden death circulated heavily in journalistic circles on Aug. 20,...

Exonerations in US at a record high

The focus of many defense attorneys and advocacy groups has shifted in recent years from DNA analysis to debunking decades-old investigative tactics, such as...

Why 2015 was record year for the wrongfully convicted

Conviction review units played major role in exonerations BY MEGAN HENNEY AND CHRISTOPER HUFFAKER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – It sounds like something out of a prime-time...

Plenty of room at these inns

Bed and breakfast business profitable for Black couple BY PATRICE GAINES URBAN NEWS SERVICE For Monique Greenwood, the decision to be an entrepreneur came down to legacy...