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“Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance’’ by Mia Bay. Harvard University Press. 391 pages. $35.  BY DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER “Personal liberty consists in the power of locomotion, of changing situation, or removing one’s person to whatever places one’s inclination may direct, without restraint,” Supreme Court Justice John […]

MORE THAN 92,000 SEXUAL ABUSE CLAIMS FILED BY KIM CHRISTENSEN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The Boy Scouts of America will face more than 92,700 claims of sexual abuse in a landmark bankruptcy that could reshape the future of one of the nation’s oldest and largest youth organizations, lawyers in the case said Nov. 16 as the […]

BY DAVID G. SAVAGE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who championed women’s rights — first as a trailblazing civil rights attorney who methodically chipped away at discriminatory practices, then as the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, and finally as an unlikely pop culture icon — has died at […]

BY JOEL ROSENBLATTBLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was hit with a $100,000 fine for violating a judge’s order to stop debt collection efforts against former students at bankrupt Corinthian Colleges Inc. Despite the order, the department went as far as seizing the students’ tax refunds and wages. U.S. Magistrate […]

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In a case stemming from Hurricane Frances in 2004, the Florida Supreme Court has agreed to take up a dispute about whether the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. could be required to pay for lost rental income from damaged apartment buildings.  Justices issued an order Friday saying they will hear an […]

BY DAVID G. SAVAGE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from two of the nation’s largest cable TV firms and decide whether they can be sued under the nation’s oldest civil rights law for having refused to carry the programs of an African American-owned network. Byron Allen, a […]

BOOK REVIEW DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER “Who would choose black, in any capacity except he be held as a slave, and so bound to be obedient and faithful,” an affluent white southerner asked. To this rhetorical question she added her conviction that African Americans were “the most inferior of the […]

Developer demands millions; Jackson, Lucas respond BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF DAYTONA BEACH – This week, three of the defendants in the Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) lawsuit filed responses to the legal action. Last month, the school sued its former president, Dr. Edison Jackson; its former Chief Financial Officer Emmanuel Gonsalves; its former vice president of […]

Another dorm deal gone bad spawns another lawsuit involving Bethune-Cookman University. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF DAYTONA BEACH – The financial partner involved with Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) on a second dormitory construction project has sued the school, alleging that B-CU kept its precarious financial condition secret before finally and suddenly pulling the plug on the […]

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER TALLAHASSSEE – Parents, teachers, students and activists are set to gather in Florida’s capital city on Jan. 19 – the day after next week’s national Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday commemoration – in support of Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship program. Rally participants will gather to urge the Florida Education Association […]