TALLAHASSEE — A revamped New College of Florida Board of Trustees on Tuesday quickly shook up leadership at the small liberal-arts school, removing President Patricia Okker and replacing her on an interim basis with former state Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran.
Students at Bethune-Cookman University say they are fed up with living conditions and demand change at the HBCU in the heart of Daytona Beach’s Black community.
DAYTONA BEACH – Approximately 300 Bethune-Cookman University students gathered in front of White Hall – the site of the school’s administrative offices – to demand the resignation of the institution’s Board of Trustees, including Board Chairman Belvin Perry.
FORT PIERCE — Police in Florida said eight people were shot during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, with one of the victims listed in critical condition.
One of the Southwest Florida area’s devastated by Hurricane Ian is River Park, the only historically Black neighborhood in Naples, a pristine coastal city known for its white-sand beaches, numerous golf courses and upscale residential communities.
Florida A&M University (FAMU) unveiled a plaque engraved with the names of the nearly five dozen graduates of the original law school. The unveiling took place on Friday, Sept 9 at the north end of the Coleman Library building on the Tallahassee campus, home of the original law school, w…
Fewer than half of Florida’s 10th-graders passed the English Language Arts Exam given in the spring of 2022, a decline from 2021, according to the state Department of Education.
This fall, Tampa will be the site of an event organized to assist women attending one of the country’s most prestigious Black colleges.
TALLAHASSEE – Florida students began returning to classrooms last week amid a teacher and support-staff shortage, with some counties still advertising positions and exploring “creative options” to fill vacancies.
OIC of South Florida’s (OIC-SFL) 2022 Middle Class Summit is a two-day conference created for workforce and economic development professionals, policymakers, and all community stakeholders to develop actionable solutions to the many challenges facing the middle class and those seeking to ent…
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s statue will finally be on display this month in National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. An unveiling ceremony is set for Wednesday, July 13, at 11 a.m.
Henry Dunn was shocked when he received a “cease-and-desist" letter last month from Cobb & Cole Attorneys at Law of Daytona Beach asking him to stop making allegedly defamatory remarks about Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) and its leadership.
Did you know Disney offers a year-round series of races for runners of all levels? runDisney, one of the largest race organizers in the United States, in terms of number of runners, offers races for all levels – from 5Ks to a marathon, plus a health and fitness expo at all race weekends fea…
New Orleans’ St. Augustine High School, which accomplished many firsts for African Americans during the 1950s and 1960s, again enjoyed a historical moment for its 2022 graduating class.
Husband and wife restaurant owners, Robyn and Zak Wallace are a couple making history as the first Black-owned food truck to operate at Walt Disney World.
A former Hillsborough County School Board member is working on an initiative to ensure Tampa Bay students aren’t missing school due to a lack of hygiene products.
The Florida Charter Schools Association observed National Charter Schools Week from May 8 to 14 by sending several parents to Washington D.C. to speak out against new proposed rules from the U.S. Department of Education.
ORLANDO — A Seminole County high school is covering up yearbook photos of students protesting Florida’s so-called “don’t say gay” bill, a move that the publication’s staffers call censorship.
ORLANDO — Florida’s school districts may be down to just a single option for buying new elementary school math textbooks — and it’s a choice that concerns some educators.
Right now, school districts are gearing up to order teaching materials for next year, but some of those plans may have to be placed on the back burner.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a controversial bill that will bar classroom instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity in early grades, characterizing the measure as a way to “protect students” and “support parents.”
In 2013, as she watched President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, 7-year-old Veronica Bofah decided she wanted to be just like him. She would go to Harvard and one day be president too.
More than 50 years ago, Polk County had thriving Black communities such as Moorehead and Pughsville. Communities were formed as Blacks migrated for work. They were filled with doctor's offices, grocery stores, and juke joints.
ORLANDO — School administrators in a Central Florida county canceled a seminar for history teachers on the U.S. civil rights movement, in part, because it had not been screened to make sure it was free of critical race theory, which the college professor planning the presentation says it did…
Florida A&M University president’s recruitment tour attracted several hundred Jacksonville area students, parents and alumni the night of Jan. 20.
On Dec. 26, Vice President Kamala Harris shared her Kwanzaa greetings message to the world. In the video, the vice president, who celebrates the holiday shared how she will be celebrating virtually this year with her family.
TALLAHASSEE — Critical race theory shouldn’t be taught to Florida’s children or workers, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday, and he’ll seek legislation next month to ban a practice that is stirring debate nationwide.
A lot has changed about secondary education since the pandemic began nearly two years ago. Classes stopped and started, many colleges shifted to online courses, loan repayment paused and some schools shuttered altogether.
The Florida Board of Education has scheduled a meeting next week to consider a U.S. Department of Education complaint seeking to prevent Florida from withholding funds from school districts that received federal money to cover school board members’ salaries.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson fell and hit his head Monday during a visit to Howard University in support of students protesting unsafe housing conditions.
There are many reasons why students will choose to attend an historically Black college or university (HBCU). One reason could be tradition, another could be family legacy or academics. For Chandler Robinson, it was for the networking.
Sisters Empowering Women, Inc. (SEW) has free evening gowns for girls to wear this Homecoming season. The Gowns for Girls program provides evening gowns to girls whose families can’t afford to purchase a dress.
TALLAHASSEE – Continuing to pressure school districts over their handling of COVID-19, the State Board of Education has scheduled a meeting next week to look at whether 11 districts have complied with rules aimed at preventing student mask mandates.
The Alabama A&M Bulldogs edged the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 30-27 in a hard-fought battle in front of a crowd of 4,173 at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach on Thursday night.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Florida school districts can legally require their students to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a judge ruled Friday, saying Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority when he issued an executive order banning such mandates.
The effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the Black families across the U.S. are devastating. If nothing is done to mitigate these effects, according to researchers at Florida International University and UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, by 2030 nearly 40% of all Americans with Alzheimer’s disease will be …
As students ready to return to campuses and COVID-19 cases continue to spike, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office on Monday said it would go after the salaries of school leaders if they enforce face mask mandates.
The presidents of Florida’s 12 state universities are asking students returning to campus for the fall semester to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
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- DeSantis symbolizes that it’s Richard Nixon’s Republican Party now
- Florida students should stage boycott to save African American course
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- B-CU students protesting against campus conditions
- Lawsuit threatened over African American course
- Third annual Afro-Carib festival features stellar lineup
- Congressman will introduce legislation to ban TikTok nationwide
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