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The modern-day hobo

The modern-day hobo

Back in the day, you didn’t need a GPS system on your smartphone to find the Black community in any city or town. All you had to do was to find the downtown area and then look for the railroad tracks. For example, in Tallahassee, it is as easy to find Florida A&M University now […]

Five things I hate about being a Black entrepreneur

Five things I hate about being a Black entrepreneur

The creation and development of Black-owned businesses is the single most important issue in the African-American community today. Holding marches, voting for the right politician and sharing a lunch counter with White people aren’t going to give us true power in a capitalist society. We’re only going to be able to get ahead by creating […]

Justice (and what else?) on the National Mall

Justice (and what else?) on the National Mall

As a somewhat skeptical attendee at the “Justice or Else” rally commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Million Man March, I hoped that at least one of the scheduled speakers would provide concrete guidance on critical issues of confrontation with the police; the use of economics as a weapon in the ongoing campaign for […]

Bacon, ham and hot dogs linked to cancer

Bacon, ham and hot dogs linked to cancer

World Health Organization issues warning about processed and red meat BY TONY PUGH TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — America’s love affair with savory, cured meats hit a rough patch Monday when a World Health Organization panel declared that processed meats — like ham, hot dogs, bacon and corned beef — cause cancer in humans. The […]

Florida’s Finest – 7th Annual Miami Broward One Carnival

Florida’s Finest – 7th Annual Miami Broward One Carnival

These masqueraders participated in the Seventh Annual Miami Broward One Carnival’s Parade of the Bands at the Dade County Fairgrounds on Oct. 11. The Florida Courier staff selected them as this week’s Florida’s Finest – for obvious reasons. PHOTOS BY CHARLES W. CHERRY II / FLORIDA COURIER

TAKING ON HOMELESSNESS

TAKING ON HOMELESSNESS

Florida conference sheds light on poverty plight in state, nation BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Poverty and homelessness have lathered the Florida landscape with statistics growing at a rate that far surpasses the state’s ability to promote tourism. According to the 2014 annual homeless assessment report, a staggering 31,000 individuals suffer from homelessness in Florida […]

Why presidential debates have turned into must-watch TV

Why presidential debates have turned into must-watch TV

BY MARK Z. BARABAK LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) The surprise breakout hit of this television season isn’t some Kardashian spinoff or another cheesy competition among aspiring songsters. It’s the prime-time presidential debates, which have attracted huge national audiences and shaped and reshaped the 2016 race long before the calendar turns, or any real votes have […]

Some confusion about new breast cancer guidelines

Some confusion about new breast cancer guidelines

American Cancer Society now advises women to get mammograms at 45 instead of 40 BY JONEL ALECCIA THE SEATTLE TIMES (TNS) The American Cancer Society aimed for clarity with revised breast screening guidelines released last week, but some doctors and patient advocates worry that most women will still be confused about their care. Women at […]

Halloween Party

Halloween Party

From Family Features Transform your house into Frankenstein’s lab with a few party tricks and Halloween treats. Set the scene with a mad scientist-themed sweets table and carry it home with a crazy good menu featuring frightfully yummy appetizers, mocktails and, of course, treats. Tricks for your treats • Chili Mac Cup Concoction: Use a […]

Miami Dolphins help students get ready for Halloween

Miami Dolphins help students get ready for Halloween

DAVIE – Miami Dolphins players took some time off Tuesday to go shopping with students from Miami-Dade and Broward County Schools for Halloween costumes. The Dolphins included alumni Elmer Bailey, Chris Conlin, Troy Drayton, Mark Duper, Lorenzo Hampton, Mark Higgs, Mack Moore, Lousaka Polite and Twan Russell, cheerleaders and the team mascot T.D. The students […]