Florida

The city of Sanford, Florida is in the headlines as the place where Trayvon Martin was shot and killed. But the city is also haunted by racist memories of the past, dating back to the early days of baseball Hall of Famer, Jackie Robinson. After Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, he was sent to train […]

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney routed Newt Gingrich in the Florida primary Tuesday night, rebounding smartly from an earlier defeat and taking a major step toward the Republican presidential nomination. Despite the one-sided setback, the former House speaker vowed to press on. SEE ALSO: Obama Defends Drone strikes Romney, talking unity like a nominee, […]

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Florida A&M University had a “culture of hazing” that led to the recent death of a marching band member, an attorney for the student’s family said Monday. See also: Attorney says suit planned in FAMU band death See also: Caribbean Culture Has Infused Miami For Over 100 Years Attorney Christopher Chestnut said […]

PANAMA CITY, Fla — LB Williams, a 50-year-old Black man, is being charged with burning a cross in his own driveway in an attempt to save his marriage. Williams, who is married to a white woman allegedly burned the cross in his driveway and left a note saying “better not leave that [N-word].” See Also: […]

MONTVERDE, Florida — Court records show comedian Chris Tucker is facing foreclosure on his multimillion-dollar mansion in central Florida. Records show SunTrust Bank filed papers against the California resident with Lake County courts earlier this week. According to documents, Tucker bought the 10,000-square-foot (3,050-meter) lakefront home for $6 million in 2007 — before the housing […]

Orange County, Fla. authorities have charged four teens after they allegedly assaulted a 77-year-old grandma and held a 6th grader at gun point over an X-Box Police say the crooks forced their way into the home and forced victim Trevor Bailey to hand over money and his X-Box. Bailey’s older sister, who heard the commotion […]

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain won Florida’s straw poll Saturday with 37.1 percent of the vote. Cain upset Texas Gov. Rick Perry,  thought by many to be the Republican frontrunner, who came in second with 15.4 percent. The mock election run by the state party capped a three-day convention where Cain and former Santorum appeared […]

After 57 years serving as the voice of Tampa’s Black community, WTMP is firing its staff and starting a new format. As of Friday, the station is programmed by Davidson Media Group, a company known largely for Hispanic-centered radio. The Syndicated Tom Joyner Show, one of the most popular radio shows among Black listeners nationwide, along […]

Ninety-eight percent of Florida’s welfare applicants passed a new mandatory drug screening that was implemented by the state. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said in June that it is “unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction,” drawing criticism from the ACLU and numerous Democrats who see the new drug-screening law as unconstitutional. Contrary to Scott’s […]

NEW YORK — Pastor Zachery Tims was found dead at the W Hotel in Times Square. Tims was the Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida. The New York Daily News Reports: It was not clear whether Tims was alone at the time of his death. The city’s medical examiner will perform an […]

TAMPA — Reggae star Buju Banton has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to deal drugs earlier this year after his first trial was a mistrial. Go-Jamaica reports: This comes four months after Buju was convicted in the US Middle District Court, Florida Division, for conspiring to set up […]

FLORIDA-Louis Morris Murphy Jr a wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders was arrested in Gaineseville Florida for resisting arrest and possessing Viagra without a prescription. The Gainesville Sun Reports: Harrison said Murphy consented to a search of his vehicle, where officers found a “non-labeled prescription bottle containing 11 individual pills later identified as Viagra.” Murphy […]