Florida Courier

COMMENTARY: Shifting Towards a New Foundation

FLORIDA COURIER — The effort to preserve Bethune-Cookman University is in full swing and is being waged on many fronts. Collectively, we will be able to address many of the financial and reputational issues by each of us taking our respective places and doing what we can individually. […read more]

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Clarenda Stanley-Anderson and her husband, Malcolm Anderson Sr., are hemp farmers in Liberty, N.C. Stanley-Anderson wants to expand the representation of hemp farmers, even if she’s far from the average industry insider. (Photo by: Donnie Rex/TNS)
Business

Where are the Black hemp farmers?

FLORIDA COURIER — Although hemp is legal, regulatory risks complicate the crop’s long-term outlook. Some states are positioning themselves to compete, but it’s unlikely the market can sustain hemp production in every state — unless there’s a significant increase in product demand, according to a February 2019 report from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Kentucky. […read more]

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Black History

Gates examines period after Reconstruction in new book

FLORIDA COURIER — At the end of the Civil War, Sidney George Fisher, a White gentleman from Philadelphia, declared, “It seems our fate never to get rid of the Negro question.”  Although slavery had been abolished, “the problem – what shall we do with the Negro – seems as far from being settled as ever. In fact it is incapable of any solution that will satisfy both North and South.” […read more]