Monday, June 1, 2020

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...

Veteran journalist George E. Curry dies at 69

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Renowned journalist George E. Curry died late Saturday evening (Aug. 20), according to his family. Curry also was an author,...

LAID TO REST

After 64 years, the mortal remains of a Daytona Beach teenager who died at the notorious Dozier School for Boys are finally returned home. BY...

Push is on to clear Marcus Garvey’s name

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF WASHINGTON – Nearly 100 years after a politically motivated criminal conviction on federal mail fraud charges – and on what...

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

Florida’s Black beaches; back to school Nine years ago, the Florida Courier featured a series of articles on state beaches that were racially segregated, but...

Guns over hair

Gun dealers have no state oversight BY MARY SHANKLIN AND CHARLES MINSHEW ORLANDO SENTINEL / TNS ORLANDO – Florida’s barbers, construction workers and talent agents face tougher...

Tampa woman becomes 25th national president of Jack and Jill

Joli Cooper-Nelson of Tampa recently was elected the 25th national president of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. at its 42nd convention in Palm...

TWO SIMONES, MUCH RESPECT

Texas swimmer wins two golds and two silvers STORIES BY CHAREAN WILLIAMS FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE RIO DE JANEIRO – When Simone Manuel woke up on...