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Celebrate a sweet Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate a sweet Cinco de Mayo

From Family Features Cinco de Mayo is, officially, a holiday celebrating Mexico’s victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. In the U.S., where it is actually celebrated with more gusto than in its native country, the holiday has become a celebration of Mexican heritage and culture. The holiday also provides a great excuse […]

Pair of mom, daughters to graduate at same time from Edward Waters College

Pair of mom, daughters to graduate at same time from Edward Waters College

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Mother’s Day weekend will be extra special for four Edward Waters College students. After decades of putting higher education off, two separate mother-daughter pairs will be graduating together in the Class of 2016 with their Bachelors of Business Administration degrees. The commencement ceremony will be held May 7 at 10 […]

IT’S CALLED SURVIVAL

IT’S CALLED SURVIVAL

Amid tight state budgets, historically Black public colleges and universities are seeking White, Latino, and Asian students. BY TERESA WILTZ STATELINE.ORG / TNS WASHINGTON – Faced with stalled state funding, Harry Williams, the president of Delaware State University, a historically Black public university, had to get creative: He slashed a quarter of the school’s academic […]

Harriet Tubman is the ‘change’ for $20 bill

Harriet Tubman is the ‘change’ for $20 bill

BY SAMANTHA MASUNAGA LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS Harriet Tubman will replace President Andrew Jackson as the face of the $20 bill, and Jackson will be moved to the back of the bill alongside an image of the White House, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said Wednesday. Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first Treasury secretary, will […]

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

All eyes on Zimmerman Four years ago, Florida Courier reporter Ashley Thomas was following the initial stage of George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial in Sanford for the killing of Trayvon Martin. President Obama was chasing votes in Boca Raton and Tampa for his re-election bid.

‘Classic Man’ passes away

‘Classic Man’ passes away

Miller was top scholar, doctor, businessman BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF FORT LAUDERDALE – Dr. Frederick Vincent Miller, a Morehouse College graduate who became one of the few African-American presidents of a publicly traded billion-dollar company, died April 16 in Fort Lauderdale of a lung infection. He turned 60 in January. “His family and friends are […]

Time to make a commitment

Time to make a commitment

In life, in love and in business, stop fooling around, stop messing around, stop pretending and become committed! Too many people – and far too many so-called Black community leaders and activists – are clowning the masses of African-Americans by merely acting like they care about the struggles going on in Black communities, in Black […]

Jacksonville legislator facing campaign fraud charges

Jacksonville legislator facing campaign fraud charges

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – State Rep. Reggie Fullwood, a three-term Democratic lawmaker from Jacksonville, was indicted on April 15 on federal charges that allege he used campaign donations for personal use at grocery, jewelry and liquor stores. United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley III announced in a news release […]

Bill Clinton insults Blacks to build Hillary’s ‘big tent’

Bill Clinton insults Blacks to build Hillary’s ‘big tent’

Hillary Clinton’s more sober advisors must have been horrified at Bill Clinton’s 13-minute dress-down of Black Lives Matter earlier this month. Ideally, the stunt should have been delayed until after Bernie Sanders had capitulated. But this was no spontaneous outburst from the former president. His full-bore assault on the Black demonstrators was packaged for mass […]

Clinton, DeBlasio get pass on racial slur

Clinton, DeBlasio get pass on racial slur

CLARENCE V. MCKEE, ESQ. GUEST COLUMNIST NAACP slams Trump for racial joke! The Rev. Al Sharpton calls Cruz a racist for using race based humor! White House calls GOP candidates insensitive on race! No, these are not real headlines, but they probably would have been if Donald Trump or Ted Cruz had participated in a […]