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Mostly White, All-Female Jury Chosen for George Zimmerman Trial

Opening statements to begin on Monday

Six female jurors have been selected for George Zimmerman’s trial; Five white, one Hispanic

By Makkada B. Selah

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Florida Police Sergeant Fired Over Trayvon Martin Shooting Targets

Fellow officers thought the targets were "inappropriate"

Firing range targets bore the likeness of Trayvon Martin

By Makkada B. Selah

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White Man Denies Sexually Abusing Haitian Kids

Matthew Andre Carter denies using his center in Haiti as a hoax to abuse minors.

Can you believe this story?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Trayvon Martin Death Anniversary: Fla., Self-Defense Laws Stay the Same

Florida opts to keep "stand your ground" law.

Do you think these laws will ever change?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Pres. Obama Goes Golfing With Tiger Woods in Florida

Obama has played over 100 rounds of golf since he became president

President Obama meets championship golfer Tiger Woods on the golf course for President’s Day weekend

By Makkada B. Selah

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Miami-Dade PD Hires an African American as Director

J.D. Patterson Jr. has been selected to lead the Miami-Dade Police Department

He will lead the 8th largest police department in the United States.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Florida City Commissioner Apologizes for Racist Facebook Post

City commissioner mocked Obama, blacks and Latinos on his Facebook page

John Sims apologized publicly after making a racially-charged Facebook post

By Makkada B. Selah

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Trayvon 2? Black Teen Killed in Florida by White Man Over ‘Loud Music’

Is this another Trayvon?

What punishment does the killer of Davis deserve?

By Makkada B. Selah

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President Obama Wins Florida

He carries the coveted swing state for the second time

He carries the coveted swing state for the second time

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rep. Allen West Files Election Lawsuit, Won’t Concede Seat

The Tea Party Caucus member claims there were "disturbing irregularities" at the polls and demands recount

The Tea Party Caucus member claims there were “disturbing irregularities” at the polls

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Churches in Florida Try to Keep Turnout High

African Americans were twice as likely as whites to cast early ballots

African Americans were twice as likely as whites to cast early ballots

By Gene Demby

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Small Business Lending Rises in Florida

Florida banks have given $144.6 million in loans to small businesses in 2012

Banks have given $144.6 million in loans to small businesses in 2012

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Florida Defends Different School Standards For Different Races

The state says the goals have been misunderstood by the public

The state says the goals have been misunderstood by the public

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Judge Orders Trayvon Martin’s School Records Released

What does this mean for the case?

What does this mean for the case?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Trial Date Set for George Zimmerman of June 2013

The date falls more than a year after Trayvon Martin's death

The date falls more than a year after Trayvon Martin’s dath

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Florida to Use Different Academic Standards for Students by Race

Another city, another affirmative action type argument

Another city, another affirmative action type argument

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Nick Cannon Gives 20,000 Backpacks To Florida Kids

Cannon teamed up with Office Depot for the charitable gift

Cannon teamed up with Office Depot for the charitable gift

By Black Enterprise

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‘Trayvoning’ Trend Causes Outrage Within Online Community

The Florida teen's death is mocked via new viral trend, which has caused a stir online

Months after the senseless death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, his life…

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FAMU Grads Serve Up Social Responsibility with The Cravings Truck

Social entrepreneurs Kianta Key and Johnathon Sellers place community at the center of their business model

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University alums Kianta Key and Johnathon Sellers launched The Cravings Truck,…

By Janel Martinez

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What President Obama Could Learn from Jacksonville Mayor’s Race

America's Wire writer suggests Obama take cues from Florida's newest Black mayor

As President Barack Obama gears up for re-election some say his political standing is on…

By Craig Kirby

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How to Save Money on End-Of-Summer Travel Deals

There's still a few weeks left in summer and Orlando may be your final destination

Here are a few tips to save before summer is really over

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In the News: Florida Drug Tests Welfare Recipients; Fewer Americans File Bankruptcy and More

Headlines around the web

Florida governor Rick Scott forces welfare applicants to submit to drug tests as a way…

By Janel Martinez

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Power Moves: Eddie Brown’s 5 Strategies For Success in Business

The BE Titan shares trade secrets from his 40 year career and new autobiography that can inspire your business moves

The BE Titan shares trade secrets from his 40 year career and new autobiography that…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Let Your Voice Be Heard at Women of Power 2011

Participate in this years Women of Power poetry jam contest for your chance to win the grand prize

Black Enterprise is searching for a poet to bring down the house at the 2011…

By Janel Martinez

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Florida Unemployment Numbers Increase In December

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More people were jobless in Florida last month than live in…

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Vel Johnson relishes Orlando's supportive spirit

While the sluggish economy is taking a toll on tourism, the dominant industry in Orlando,…

By Sean Drakes

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Florida May Swing for Obama

One frequently heard theme about the Obama–McCain presidential contest was that while young voters might…

By Robert Woodard

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Lull in Voters as Florida Poll Officials Combat Glitches

Minor malfunctions in scanning devices in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Lakeland, and Orlando dampened the mood of Floridas election officials

Minor malfunctions in scanning devices in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Lakeland, and Orlando dampened the mood…

By Robert Woodard

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Voting for the Rock Star

Citizens cast votes in Florida's key I-4 corridor

Sen. John McCain’s campaign spent much of the past two months derisively referring to Sen.…

By Robert Woodard

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Candidates Fire-up Electorate for Early Voting

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain along with their surrogates are hitting the swing states…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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