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Florida’s Finest – December 4, 2015

Florida’s Finest – December 4, 2015

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

SPECIAL REPORT: THE NEW AMERICANS

SPECIAL REPORT: THE NEW AMERICANS

Teen immigrants struggle to grasp English, culture BY LIZ BOWIE BALTIMORE SUN (TNS) On that cold December afternoon, Monique Ngomba followed hundreds of students out the doors of Patterson High School until she stood, completely baffled, in front of a line of buses. It was time to go home, but she had no idea which […]

Getting ‘Creed’ made was a real underdog story for director

Getting ‘Creed’ made was a real underdog story for director

BY JOSH ROTTENBERG LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) Ryan Coogler, the director of the new “Rocky” spinoff film “Creed,” wasn’t even born when “Rocky” came out in 1976. For that matter, he wasn’t born when “Rocky II,” “Rocky III” or “Rocky IV” came out either. Still, for as long as he can remember, Sylvester Stallone’s perennial-underdog […]

‘My body knows it’s time to say goodbye’

‘My body knows it’s time to say goodbye’

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant says he’ll retire at end of season BY MIKE BRESNAHAN LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) Kobe Bryant delighted in putting himself through as much pain as possible. Whatever it took to make him stronger. He once got water-boarded just to see how it felt. He delighted in giving team employees the “Saw” horror […]

An Americana Christmas in Lancaster County

An Americana Christmas in Lancaster County

December brings forth the enchantment of the holidays at this popular travel destination in Pennsylvania. BY ELEANOR HENDRICKS MCDANIEL SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER A wounded Philadelphia cop hides from corrupt colleagues on farm and falls in love with Amish woman. That’s the plot of the film “Witness.’’ If you saw the movie, you discovered […]

Festive fun with cookies and cocoa

Festive fun with cookies and cocoa

From Family Features Treat your holiday guests to something special this Christmas. From mouth-watering spritz cookie recipes that will outshine the rest, to delicious hot cocoa boosted with salted caramel and an edible candy spoon on the side, you’ll be the host with the most in no time at all. Spritz cookies with a little […]