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A little less than four years ago, the president tried to get Black votes with the question, “What do you have to lose.” The coronavirus offers a bleak answer. Trump was notified of the danger of the pandemic in January but didn’t begin to address the issue until late February. Hospitals ran short on supplies […]

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s unemployment rate held at 3.2 percent from September to October, the state reported on Nov. 15. The rate represents an estimated 331,000 Floridians out of work from a workforce of 10.465 million, according to numbers released by the state Department of Economic Opportunity. The seasonally adjusted figure compares with the […]

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the House Financial Services Committee passed U.S. Rep. Al Lawson’s (FL-05) the Restricting Credit Checks for Employment Decisions Act (H.R. 3614). The bill prevents employers from seeking credit scores or credit information when interviewing or determining whether to hire a potential employee. It also prohibits hiring […]

HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH: The band’s Group Therapy tour stops at June 7 in Tampa and June 8 in West Palm Beach. SENIOR PROM: Miami Gardens will present a free senior prom from 5 to 10 p.m. June 8 at Trinity Church. RSVP at dcooper@miamigardens-fl.gov or call 786-290- 3776 ‘BLACK WALL STREET’ CAST: The Tampa […]

JACKIEM JOYNER: The saxophonist and flautist will be at Boca Raton’s Funky Biscuit on June 28. PAPA KEITH: The People Matter Music Fest organized by Miami radio host Papa Keith is June 15 at Gwen Cherry Park. Details: Peoplematterfest.com KIRK FRANKLIN: The gospel star will be at the Florida Theatre Jacksonville on July 15. Miami […]

Nowhere in the entire country can a full-time worker earning the federal or state minimum wage afford a two-bedroom apartment a fair market rent. One in nine U.S. workers are paid wages that can leave them in poverty, even when working full time. Over the last 40 years, wages for the lowest-paid workers have barely […]

When the unemployment rate dropped and economic conditions improved under the leadership of President Barack Obama, No. 45 derided the gains as “fake news.” He suggested that the monthly Employment Situation (www.bls.gov) reports of the Bureau of Labor Statistics were inaccurate and “made up.” These are the monthly reports that detail employment statistics, including unemployment […]

It’s no secret that Black conservatives are not well received by the mainstream White media establishment, and that most Black journalists working in that community reflect the liberal progressive ideology of their bosses. They have something else in common: they are as obsessed with “hate Trump” mania as they were with the “worship Obama” mania […]