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In Freddie Gray’s neighborhood, the best medical care is close but elusive.

In Freddie Gray’s neighborhood, the best medical care is close but elusive.

BY JAY HANCOCK KAISER HEALTH NEWS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE BALTIMORE — The Baltimore health system put Robert Peace back together after a car crash shattered his pelvis. Then it nearly killed him, he says. A painful bone infection that developed after surgery and a lack of follow-up care landed him in the operating room five […]

THE PERFECT BLEND

THE PERFECT BLEND

Blenditarian substitutions make dinnertime delicious From Family Features Finding the right daily nutritional balance is no easy feat. Managing sugar, carbohydrate, fat and red meat intake takes serious effort and planning, but transforming your favor­ite recipes into more nutritious family meals may be easier than you realize. Adopting the blenditarian lifestyle is a simple solution […]

New documentary relives Robinson’s spring training game in Daytona Beach

New documentary relives Robinson’s spring training game in Daytona Beach

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF The Halifax Historical Museum in Daytona Beach will commemorate Jackie Robinson’s history-making 1946 spring training game in Daytona Beach with a gala reception and documentary movie premiere. On March 17, 1946, Robinson played in a spring training baseball game as a member of the Montreal Royals, the Dodger organization’s AAA Minor […]

Documentary to highlight Black pioneers of St. Petersburg

Documentary to highlight Black pioneers of St. Petersburg

SPECIAL TO THE COURIER Archie and David Boston recently met with State Rep. Daryl Rouson in Tallahassee to discuss their upcoming PBS special titled “Black Pioneers of the Sunshine City.” Rouson supports this PBS special and will be assisting the producers to help identify financial support for the upcoming documentary. “Black Pioneers” will chronicle the […]

Lower GED passing score in Florida takes effect in March (updated)

Lower GED passing score in Florida takes effect in March (updated)

Here are frequently asked questions about the GED passing score change from the Florida Department of Education. Link here:  http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/5615/urlt/HSEchangesFAQ.pdf What are the new score levels for high school equivalency? What do I need to score to pass and earn a State of Florida High School Diploma (a high school equivalency diploma)?   GED Testing […]

DEATH, UNCERTAINTY, OPPORTUNITY

DEATH, UNCERTAINTY, OPPORTUNITY

The unexpected death of U.S. Supreme Court justice may have far-reaching impact, both legally and politically. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – President Obama will select a nominee to succeed the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, despite fierce opposition by Republican leaders who prefer the seat be left vacant for nearly a year so […]

58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

‘We gonna be alright’ Kendrick Lamar and crew put on a legendary performance Monday during the 2016 GRAMMY awards in Los Angeles. Lamar’s album, “To Pimp A Butterfly,” won the Best Rap Album award – one of seven awards Lamar won this year. (ROBERT GAUTHIER/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS)

Black Americans disproportionately poor, hungry

Black Americans disproportionately poor, hungry

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER WASHINGTON – African-Americans continue to suffer disproportionately high rates of hunger and poverty compared to other Americans, according to a new analysis released Wednesday by Bread for the World. Unemployment and low wages, lack of access to healthy and affordable food, and higher incarceration rates are just a few of […]

Playing doctor for real

Playing doctor for real

Teen accused of giving medical advice BY KATE JACOBSON SUN SENTINEL / TNS FORT LAUDERDALE – A South Florida teenager is in jail after he played doctor with real patients for the second time in just over a year, authorities say. Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, known as “Dr. Robinson” to his patients, was arrested after he […]

Pulling the puppet strings

Pulling the puppet strings

I wonder what the members of the Congressional Black Caucus and the members of various Conferences of Black State Legislators and other Black elected officials are getting for their steadfast, early and comprehensive support of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign? What has Hillary Clinton done to generate this widespread political support in America’s Black communities? […]