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TALLAHASSEE — As COVID-19 spreads throughout the state’s prison system, Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Mark Inch and one of his top lieutenants have tested positive for the virus, the state agency announced late Friday night. Read more

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With the deaths of Rep. John Lewis and the Rev. Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian, the U.S. has lost two civil rights greats who drew upon their faith as they pushed for equality for Black Americans. Read more

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For more than 50 years the McDonald’s Corporation took pride in branding itself as a socially conscious corporation particularly interested in doing business in abandoned and long-ignored Black communities while embracing racial diversity as a critical component of its corporate ethos. Read more

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local 1184 reached a tentative agreement yesterday on the 2019-20 Reopener Contract. The tentative agreement provides recurring salary increases, the 2021 Employee Benefi… Read more

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During a 30-minute interview with BlackPressUSA that was streamed live over Facebook, YouTube, and BlackPressUSA.com, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke of the importance of convincing African Americans to participate in clinical trials. He also said that school re-openings should depend mainly upon the location and the infection rate in a given area. Read more

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Presidents and chancellors for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) voted Thursday to suspend all sports competition for the remainder o… Read more

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