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Coates to write Black Panther series

Coates to write Black Panther series

EURWEB.COM New York Times bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates will be writing a new Black Panther comic book series for Marvel titled “A Nation Under Our Feet.” The storyline is inspired by Steven Hahn’s 2003 book of the same title, and “will find the hero dealing with a violent uprising in his country set off by […]

American kids prefer apples over other fruit

American kids prefer apples over other fruit

Appeal crosses all racial and ethnic lines, survey shows BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Skip the acai berries and pass on the pomegranate juice. When it comes to fruit, American kids prefer apples — by a long shot. On any given day, apples account for 29 percent of the fruit consumed by U.S. children […]

Breast milk depot helps premature, critically ill babies

Breast milk depot helps premature, critically ill babies

BY EMILY MILLER SUN SENTINEL/TNS BOCA RATON — A hospital here has joined a movement in Florida and elsewhere to become a breast milk depot that has teamed up with Mothers’ Milk Bank of Florida to help provide premature and critically ill babies the nutrition they need. Boca Raton Regional Hospital now serves as a […]

New Alzheimer trial to use epilepsy drug that calms brain activity

New Alzheimer trial to use epilepsy drug that calms brain activity

BY SCOTT DANCE BALTIMORE SUN/TNS What could be one of the first treatments to delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease received a big boost from the National Institute on Aging, which is putting up $7.5 million to help fund the next round of trials for the drug being developed by a Baltimore start-up and the Johns […]

Not your grandma’s Collard Greens

Not your grandma’s Collard Greens

A new generation of cooks are coming up with modern recipes for the Southern favorite. BY KATHLEEN PURVIS THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/TNS Who’s been messing with our mess of collards? For a couple of hundred years in the South, cooks have been content with the same plan: Cut out the tough stems, cut up the big […]

Liberian peace activist shares thoughts on women’s movement during lecture at Florida college

Liberian peace activist shares thoughts on women’s movement during lecture at Florida college

BY SAMUEL JOHNSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee is engaging as she urges for community outreach. On Sept. 17 at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, the Liberian winner of the Nobel Peace Prize spoke to students, staff and residents about the global women’s peace movement. Her demeanor – calm, […]

High school seniors can now apply for Cooke Foundation scholarship

High school seniors can now apply for Cooke Foundation scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is inviting applications for its college scholarship program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country. Students selected as Cooke Scholars will be awarded as much as $40,000 each year for four years for tuition, living expenses, books, and other fees. Cooke scholarships are available to high-achieving high school seniors with […]

FAMU settles wrongful death suit with drum major’s family

FAMU settles wrongful death suit with drum major’s family

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Florida A&M University (FAMU) has settled a lawsuit with the family of Robert Champion over the hazing death of the drum major in 2011.Announced Friday (Sept. 18), by FAMU spokeswoman Lisa Brock, the settlement includes $1.1 million and an apology. According to the settlement, an insurance company is to pay […]

ROUND 2

ROUND 2

A wide-ranging GOP debate may finally start to winnow down the still-large Republican field of presidential candidates. BY STEVEN THOMMA AND LESLEY CLARK MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU /TNS Donald Trump traded the now usual barbs with rivals, but foreign policy dominated much of the second round of Republican presidential debates Wednesday as candidates differed over how […]

LOVE AND HAPPINESS

LOVE AND HAPPINESS

‘No more Daddy’s little girl’ Samantha Monts Watterson dances with her father, former Miami resident Stanley Monts, after her Sept. 12 marriage to Sean Watterson in Richmond, Va. (CHARLES W. CHERRY II / FLORIDA COURIER)