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Jakes appeals for churches with united races

Jakes appeals for churches with united races

EURWEB.COM Church may be the most segregated place on Sunday, but Bishop T.D. Jakes focused on eliminating that issue with The Reconciled Church, a place of worship designed to bring all races together within the faith community. Jakes discussed the initiative during an appearance earlier this month on “NewsOne Now,’’ while promoting this year’s MegaFest […]

More states turning to digital billboards to post alerts about disasters, emergencies

More states turning to digital billboards to post alerts about disasters, emergencies

BY JENNI BERGAL STATELINE.ORG When a tornado was barreling toward Oklahoma City this month, some motorists may not have known of the possible danger. But if they were driving on the highways, they could have been alerted two dozen large, multicolored digital billboards flashing warnings. Just as they’ve done with Amber Alerts to notify the […]

How to prepare for a disaster

How to prepare for a disaster

Click here for this clip-and-save page to see whether your family is ready in case disaster strikes.

Legendary band Maze featuring Beverly to perform in Daytona

Legendary band Maze featuring Beverly to perform in Daytona

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, amazingly one of the most talented and influential R&B/soul groups to date, will bring The Peabody audience to their feet with an exciting show full of high energy, electricity and amazing music. Beverly and band will come to The Peabody for one show only, Sunday, June […]

‘Ordinary Light’ a poignant memoir that focuses on daughter’s faith and relationship with mom

‘Ordinary Light’ a poignant memoir that focuses on daughter’s faith and relationship with mom

BOOK REVIEW Review of Ordinary Light:  A Memoir. By Tracy K. Smith.  Alfred A. Knopf.  352 pp.  $25.95. BY DR. GLENN ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER In her poem, “The Ordinary Life,” Tracy K. Smith reflects on the meaning of slogging through the weight of the everyday, even when you’re tired.  “Just once,” she […]

3 ways to personalize your Party Treats

3 ways to personalize your Party Treats

From Family Features From “just-because” gatherings to birth­day blowouts and major holidays, you’ll have everything you need to personalize your party with these quick party tricks. Decorate with color Color adds a pop of personality to any party. Kick it up a notch with a customized color palette that matches your unique party theme. Use […]

WHERE ARE THE BLACK COPS?

WHERE ARE THE BLACK COPS?

In cities statewide, there are relatively few African-American police officers on duty anywhere. Experts say that scarcity contributes to racial tensions and higher incarceration. BY JOHN LANTIGUA FLORIDA CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING The majority of Florida police departments have significantly lower percentages of Blacks in their law enforcement ranks than they have Blacks in the […]

Justice Department begins probe

Justice Department begins probe

Feds to investigate inmate’s death BY JULIE K. BROWN MIAMI HERALD / TNS MIAMI – The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division has begun an investigation into the death of Darren Rainey, the 50-year-old inmate who was locked in a shower that had been converted into a scalding torture chamber at Florida’s Dade Correctional […]

EL HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ / MAY 19, 1925 – FEB. 21, 1965

EL HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ / MAY 19, 1925 – FEB. 21, 1965

Happy birthday to our ‘Black shining prince’ Black activist Malcolm X, seen here with a portrait of his mentor Elijah Muhammad, would have celebrated his 90th birthday on Wednesday, May 19, had he lived. Assassins murdered him in 1965. Click here for related No Chaser column. (FLORIDA COURIER FILES)

Study cites sharp rise in suicide by Black children

Study cites sharp rise in suicide by Black children

COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS For the first time, a national scientific study has found a higher suicide rate for Blacks than for Whites of any age group. Suicide rates are almost always lower among Blacks than among Whites of any age. The study, published in medical journal JAMA Pediatrics on Monday, and summarized in a […]