Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Trader Joe’s to eliminate packaging criticized as racist

BY HOWARD BLUME LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Trader Joe’s has responded to criticisms about its packaging by announcing that it is in the process of eliminating labels...

New forecast: Higher home prices and lower mortgage rates

BY STEVE BROWN DALLAS MORNING NEWS/TNS With mortgage rates falling to record lows, thousands of Americans are buying houses or refinancing their existing homes. This recent surge...

Disney updates face masks policy

BY KATHLEEN CHRISTIANSEN ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Walt Disney World has updated its face mask policy: Guests can no longer eat and drink while perusing the parks, strolling...

USF launches research initiative to address racism

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER University of South Florida faculty members will embark on a year-long series of research projects exploring the perpetuation of systemic...

Gillum addresses depression, alcoholism

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum emerged Monday from self-imposed political exile with a social media post addressing depression and alcoholism after...

770,000 votes at risk

Amendment 4 fight still on COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – Accusing voting rights groups of “a grievous bait-and-switch,” lawyers for Gov. Ron DeSantis...

Publisher’s mother dies after long illness

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Josephine Thomas Griffin, the founding first lady of Unity Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Naples, died on July 12 at her...

COVID-19 nursing home staffs testing positive

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Staff members at nursing facilities across the state that have agreed to care for long term care residents...

Happy 102nd birthday!

NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA / JULY 18, 1918 – DECEMBER 5, 2013  

RESTING IN POWER

Civil rights warriors C.T. Vivian and John Lewis – who both shed blood in the exercise of their constitutional rights as Black Americans –...