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National Urban League conference comes to Florida

National Urban League conference comes to Florida

America faces tremendous challenges. As a nation, we are experiencing what may be the most intense focus in decades on economic inequality, educational equity, racial justice – and injustice. Thousands of people from all walks of life and manner of professions will convene in Fort Lauderdale to do more than recite our country’s familiar litany […]

Pressure candidates on criminal justice reform

Pressure candidates on criminal justice reform

PERRY E. THURSTON, JR., ESQ. GUEST COLUMNIST The National Urban League’s annual conference begins this week here in Fort Lauderdale. One would expect our presidential hopefuls to be in attendance. This is an opportunity for them to show leadership on the broad issues affecting our nation, one of which is criminal justice reform, including police […]

President strikes a chord with women in Kenya

President strikes a chord with women in Kenya

BY ROBYN DIXON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS NAIROBI, Kenya – Esther Nduta dreamed of finishing school and starting a business, but her parents took her out of school when she was 14 because they couldn’t afford the fees. Now she spends her days doing menial jobs such as washing clothes and dishes to pay her younger […]

Florida’s Finest – Meet Lilliana & Dwayne

Florida’s Finest – Meet Lilliana & Dwayne

Lilliana Harris is a legal assistant in Delray Beach. She is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She is an aspiring actress and singer who wants to work with Tyler Perry. Lilliana can be contacted by email harrisblana24@gmail.com. Her instagram page is @_lanawashere_. Dwayne Mclendon is a correctional […]

THE GOOD THAT CAME OUT OF KATRINA

THE GOOD THAT CAME OUT OF KATRINA

Devastating hurricane has led to major improvements in the past 10 years BY KEN KAYE SUN SENTINEL/TNS FORT LAUDERDALE  — Hurricane Katrina, the most-destructive and third-deadliest storm in U.S. history, also was a force for change, spurring major advancements in forecasting and communication. Since its rampage in late August 2005, scientists have developed several new […]

Reaction to Minaj’s video awards gripe proves her point

Reaction to Minaj’s video awards gripe proves her point

BY GERRICK D. KENNEDY LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS When MTV unveiled the nominations for this year’s Video Music Awards there were few, if any, surprises. Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé, three of the most successful pop stars in the business, led all the nominations. Massive hits like Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” Big […]

Heart transplants not slowing teen down

Heart transplants not slowing teen down

18-year-old born with defect determined to finish school, become engineer BY CHRISTIN NANCE LAZERUS CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Ryan Brown refuses to let his medical challenges limit the possibilities of his future. “You have scientists and statistics that say it’s very rare to get a second transplant, and it is,” Brown said. “But it’s very rare to […]

Food allergy sufferers live a life of countless close calls

Food allergy sufferers live a life of countless close calls

BY DANIELLE BRAFF CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS One of Matthew Mitchell’s earliest memories involves a fast-food hamburger in a drive-thru late at night. It wasn’t a happy meal. Mitchell, now 25, was just 3 at the time, but he was already hyper-alert about his food. So when his mother passed the patty to the back seat, Mitchell […]

10 ways to simplify back-to-school shopping

10 ways to simplify back-to-school shopping

From Family Features While kids and parents alike eagerly await the fresh start of a new school year, the back-to-school season is not without its share of stressors for busy families. The start of school means new schedules, teachers, shoes, backpacks and friends; as well as new academic challenges. Adding some fun and excitement to […]

Mystery still surrounds death of Bobbi Kristina Brown

Mystery still surrounds death of Bobbi Kristina Brown

COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown died July 26, nearly six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub of her home, according to widespread reports. An aspiring singer, Brown had remained unresponsive in hospitals and in a hospice since Jan. 31, the […]