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Black college households lost half their wealth, despite degrees

Black college households lost half their wealth, despite degrees

For generations, it has been an article of faith among Black people that education is the path to success for the individual and for the Black community as a whole. That’s never been entirely true, which is why W.E.B. DuBois was the first Black person to get a Ph.D. from Harvard, but was not allowed […]

40 reasons Blacks and the poor are incarcerated

40 reasons Blacks and the poor are incarcerated

BILL QUIGLEY GUEST COMMENTATOR Editor’s note: This is Part 7, the conclusion. Other reasons were listed in previous Florida Courier issues. 38.  The U.S spends $80 billion on this big business of corrections every year.  As a retired criminal court judge I know says, “the high costs of this system would be worth it if […]

The North won the Civil War, the South won the history

The North won the Civil War, the South won the history

Amidst all the commentary in the so-called “mainstream” press on the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the recent flap over the Confederate flag, White historian James W. Loewen wrote in the Washington Post, “Confederates lost the war but won the history.” Having had the life-changing, mind-expanding experience in my twenties of […]

Our White liberal conundrum

Our White liberal conundrum

WALTER FIELDS NNPA COLUMNIST One of the enduring debates since the enslavement of Africans in the American colonies has been the extent to which well-meaning Whites can appropriate Black suffering and be a true participant in our liberation. From the roots of the abolitionist movement to the Niagara Movement, and subsequent founding of the interracial […]

Positive thoughts, positive life

Positive thoughts, positive life

A friend that I admire oftentimes has a “psychological” worldview. She encourages me to write about “good things” or “right things.” She feels that much of my attention is often focused on what is wrong with the world and believes I can find beauty, peace, joy, etc., when I can find it first in my […]

Florida’s Finest – Meet Jasmine & Mike

Florida’s Finest – Meet Jasmine & Mike

Jasmine Akakpo is a former child model and actor who has recently made her way back in the entertainment industry. She has done work on TV shows such as “The Game” and “Drop Dead Diva” along with independent films through young filmmakers like herself. Jasmine takes pride in her fun, down-to-earth personality and loves working […]

HURRICANE KATRINA – SURVIVOR’S STORY,  FIRST PERSON

HURRICANE KATRINA – SURVIVOR’S STORY, FIRST PERSON

Sheila St. Etienne, a New Orleans resident and Jacksonville native, survived Hurricane Katrina with her children, then wrote about it exclusively for the Florida Courier in 2006. Unfortunately, Sheila died Oct. 22, 2013  of colon cancer. She was 58. Friday, Aug. 26, 2005 72 hours before Katrina It began as any other Friday.  The normal […]

‘Black-ish’ to deal with ‘n-word’ in upcoming show

‘Black-ish’ to deal with ‘n-word’ in upcoming show

EURWEB.COM “Black-ish” isn’t falling back on controversial topics for its second season. While the hit ABC show dealt with corporal punishment in its first season, an episode in the upcoming season will tackle the “n-word’’ — and its repercussions — when youngest son Jack (Miles Brown) utters it during a talent show performance at his […]

Reid: Trump drawing those feeling left out of ‘Obama’s America’

Reid: Trump drawing those feeling left out of ‘Obama’s America’

EURWEB.COM Donald Trump’s hold on conservative America continues to be the dominant story in politics. And Joy Reid knows it. So much so that the MSNBC personality and political analyst gave her thoughts on who exactly makes up the majority of the Republican presidential hopeful’s political fan base before Trump took the stage on Aug. […]

Tom Joyner Family Reunion to highlight famous Black TV families

Tom Joyner Family Reunion to highlight famous Black TV families

BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER The positive contributions of the Black family as viable entertainment was unequivocally proven when the iconic sitcom “Good Times” aired on CBS. A formidable millennium-match is ABC’s hyphenated, smart comedy, “Black-ish.’’ Select cast members from both shows will be on hand to greet fans at the 2015 Allstate Tom Joyner […]