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Florida’s Finest – February 5, 2016

Florida’s Finest – February 5, 2016

British actor Idris Elba took home two Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 30.  Elba won the “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role” award for his role in Netflix’s “Beasts of No Nation’’ and “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries” for his starring role in “Luther,’’ […]

Celebrating the global legacy of literary icon – Zora Neale Hurston

Celebrating the global legacy of literary icon – Zora Neale Hurston

A year of events is underway in observance of the author’s 125th birthday. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Zora Neale Hurston withstood the literary test of time as a global icon who gifted the world with rich contributions of African-American literature. Hurston would have turned 125 years old on Jan. 7, 2016. In a cultural […]

Racial issues shape conversation at Sundance Film Festival

Racial issues shape conversation at Sundance Film Festival

BY COLIN COVERT STAR TRIBUNE (TNS) PARK CITY, Utah — Don Cheadle came to this year’s Sundance Film Festival to present his trifecta debut as star, director and writer of the Miles Davis biography “Miles Ahead.” But his script was quickly rewritten. The star found that discussions of his passion project inevitably turned to questions […]

SB 50 FACT SHEET

SB 50 FACT SHEET

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Great game day grub

Great game day grub

Family Features When game day arrives and friends and family are gathered around the big screen to cheer your team to victory, the only thing missing is some great grub to make the celebration complete. Putting together an all-star spread is actually easier than you may think. Simple recipes featuring high-quality ingredients make it possible […]

What’s your B.H.I.Q.?

What’s your B.H.I.Q.?

BY ELI SANDERS The Seattle Times Black History Month began with historian Carter G. Woodson, who early in the last century came up with the idea for a “Negro History Week,” which he envisioned as a celebration of black history and achievement, as well as a time for education. In 1926, with the support of […]

Events scheduled in memory of teen killed after leaving fair

Events scheduled in memory of teen killed after leaving fair

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Feb. 7 will mark two years since 14-year-old honor student Andrew Joseph III was killed as he tried crossing a Tampa interstate on foot after being ejected from the Florida State Fair during its Student Day. It was the first time the teen had attended the event. Nearly 100 students were […]

Flight to Freedom Feb. 13 at Fort Mose

Flight to Freedom Feb. 13 at Fort Mose

Fort Mose’s Flight to Freedom in St. Augustine recreates the 17th-century experience of the hundreds of slaves who traveled to Fort Mose in search of freedom. On Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., attendees can take the guided Flight to freedom Trail, lined with several re-enactors portraying the various characters who would have […]

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