Deborah Frazier called 911 for police to help mediate an argument between her brother, Gregory Frazier, and her daughter at the home they all shared in Pompano Beach, Florida. Her phone call resulted in her brother being shot at least five times by two white deputies, according to witnesses. He died at the scene. […]
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.
By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After the Florida Republican-dominated state legislature failed to redraw Rep. Corrine Brown’s congressional district and seven others that had been gerrymandered to favor Republicans, a three-judge […]
Kelli Kennedy and Gary Fineout, ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he is suing the Obama administration for withholding federal money for hospitals that serve the poor, saying […]
Florida refuses to restore full constitutional rights to ex-felons. The result? One Black Floridian of every four can’t vote, hold office or serve on a jury. Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier Commit […]
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 28 (UPI) — A Florida woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot during a fight with her husband in 2010 was released Tuesday. Marissa Alexander was convicted […]