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Anderson, Ross were the big winners as hosts of BET Awards

Anderson, Ross were the big winners as hosts of BET Awards

BY RICARDO A. HAZELL EURWEB.COM The 2015 BET Awards shaped up to be very best in a five-year stretch of very good BET Awards shows. As is often the case, the very best stars in the Black pantheon of entertainment elite, as well as transracially affiliated White artists, were in attendance to a BET Awards […]

Once-gay McClurkin denounces Supreme Court ruling

Once-gay McClurkin denounces Supreme Court ruling

EURWEB.COM It should come as no surprise that Donnie McClurkin is not to thrilled with the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The gospel singer and minister took to Facebook shortly after the high court’s landmark decision on June 26, legalizing same-sex marriage across the united States. McClurkin, who claims to have been converted […]

Book aims to debunk myth of absent Black fathers

Book aims to debunk myth of absent Black fathers

BY TRE-VELL ANDERSON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Jorja Leap is no ordinary professor. She’s got what many would call “street cred.” Sitting in her office at UCLA, where she teaches at the Luskin School of Public Affairs, she points to two photos hanging above her desk. The first is of her with Father Greg Boyle, founder […]

‘Ferguson Report’ a reminder that the struggle continues

‘Ferguson Report’ a reminder that the struggle continues

BY DAVID L. ULIN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The timing couldn’t be more appropriate: Barely five days after Dylann Storm Roof allegedly killed nine people at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Justice Department’s “The Ferguson Report” (New Press; 174 pages, $20 paper), first made public in March, came out in book form. What do […]

‘Mislaid’ takes on race and sexuality

‘Mislaid’ takes on race and sexuality

BY DR. GLENN ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER As “Mislaid,’’ Nell Zink’s second novel, begins, Margaret Vaillaincourt, a first-year student at Stillwater College in rural Virginia, and a lesbian with lofty literary ambitions, marries Lee Fleming, a gay professor and poet, after an unplanned pregnancy. They have two children, Rhys Byrd and Mireille. After […]

4 easy treats for the Fourth of July

4 easy treats for the Fourth of July

Casual and colorful desserts made easy From Family Features Everyone will be bringing some­thing to the 4th of July picnic, but you can bring the grand finale. Each of these tasty sweet treats captures the flair of the 4th without the fuss. In just a little time, you can add patriotic color and fun flavor […]

Miami Dolphins schedule evening scrimmage

Miami Dolphins schedule evening scrimmage

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER For the first time in team history, the Miami Dolphins will host an evening scrimmage at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7 at Ocean Bank Field at Florida International University Stadium. Parking lots will open at 4 p.m. for a special tailgate and fan festival, and stadium gates will at 6 […]