Corey Jones, a well-known drummer in south Florida, was fatally shot by a plain clothes police officer after his car broke down on I-95 in Palm Beach./ Photo courtesy

Corey Jones to be Eulogized Saturday in West Palm Beach, Florida

A funeral service for Corey Jones, who was shot and killed on Oct. 18 by a plain clothes police officer, will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31 at Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church, 801 9th Street in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network and Apostle Sharon Walker of Glory International Ministries, Tallahassee, Florida, will deliver the eulogy.
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State officials request more information from Dimensions Healthcare System regarding its proposal to build a regional hospital in Largo, Maryland. /Photo courtesy of Dimensions Healthcare
Prince George's County

Questions Abound for Prince George’s Hospital Project

State officials need more information on Dimensions Healthcare System’s proposal to build a regional hospital in Prince George’s County, which could push an approval date into 2016. According to an Oct. 23 memorandum from the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission, more financial details are required from Dimensions, including: the need to borrow $77 million to ensure Dimensions has cash on hand for the hospital’s first 100 days; and an explanation assuming the commission would grant approval for an additional $21.5 million after the facility opens
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Ribbon cutting for the opening of Artomatic in New Carrollton with Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and other strong supporters and advocates on Friday, Oct. 30. Robert R. Roberts
Prince George's County

Art Festival Comes to Prince George’s County

Art enthusiasts looking to see eclectic pieces such as baby dolls wearing helmets and hanging from the ceiling can visit Artomatic’s first art festival in Prince George’s County for the next five weeks. Paul Christopher White of Largo produced a risqué piece of art called “Hot! Boom” that features pictures of Betty Boo, a slice of cherry cheesecake and women in provocative poses on playing cards.
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Charlene Crowell
Financial Literacy

CFPB Wins $531 Million Lawsuit Against Corinthian Colleges

After more than a year of legal tap dancing by Corinthian Colleges, half a billion dollars or to be exact, $531,224,267 of financial justice has been ordered for students who attended the now-defunct private college. On October 27, a federal court issued a default judgement against the former institution for a predatory lending scheme that was as illegal as it was abusive [read more…]