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Starting point for a vacation that’s affordable

Starting point for a vacation that’s affordable

BY JEN LEO LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE What type of vacation can you afford? An interactive map can help you make smart travel decisions. Name: Vacation Cost Finder (www.lat.ms/vacationcostfinder) What it does: It’s an interactive map that takes your travel choices (domestic or international, beach, city or adventure, as well as four levels […]

Goodnight, smartphone

Goodnight, smartphone

Powering down before bed for a good night’s rest From Family Features Checking email or flipping through channels instead of sleeping? Playing video games or browsing social media in bed? If you want to catch some quality ZZZs, you should put down that smartphone. The National Sleep Foundation reports nearly 90 percent of adults sleep […]

Fire up the flavor

Fire up the flavor

From Family Features Love cooking on the grill, but want to do more than basic burgers and the same-old barbecue chicken? Try cooking up some delicious grilled dishes with great tasting, all-natural Mrs. Dash® — you might be surprised how easy it is to add big flavor, with­out adding salt to your grilling favorites. Mrs. […]

Harvard professor examines history of mass incarceration in new book

Harvard professor examines history of mass incarceration in new book

BOOK REVIEW – Review of “From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America.’’ By Elizabeth Hinton. Harvard University Press. 449 ages. $29.95 BY DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Representing 5 percent of the planet’s population and 25 percent of its prisoners, the […]

A FAMILIAR STORY

A FAMILIAR STORY

The National Urban League’s 40th annual State of Black America Report shows little progress in improving the lives of African-Americans. SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER WASHINGTON – Declaring that the state of Black America is “locked out” of economic, social and educational equality, National Urban League President/CEO Marc Morial said in the organization’s 40th annual […]

Scott, Bondi silent on transgender student issue

Scott, Bondi silent on transgender student issue

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Social conservatives, angered by the federal government’s “guidance” that school districts should allow transgender students to use restrooms and other facilities of their choice, are pressuring Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi to push back against the initiative. But so far, Scott and […]

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

Yolanda King dies; birthday of Malcolm X (Shabazz) Nine years ago, the Florida Courier remembered the May 19 birthday of Black activist El Hajj Malik el Shabazz, popularly known as Malcolm X, and noted the sudden death of Yolanda King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, at age 51.

Separate, unequal 62 years later

Separate, unequal 62 years later

Public schools becoming more segregated BY JOY RESMOVITS LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS Sixty-two years after the Supreme Court ruled that America’s schools must be integrated, campuses across the country are becoming increasingly segregated by race and income. A report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office shows that the number of schools segregated along […]

Yes, there could be a ‘President Trump’

Yes, there could be a ‘President Trump’

It appears as though the words “President Trump” are terrifying to many Americans. But the words “President Hillary” are equally nightmarish! To the astute politicos in the United States, it would not be a surprise if Trump beat Hillary Clinton like a drum in the November election to decide the new president of the United […]

One Church One Child of Florida seeking parents, volunteers

One Church One Child of Florida seeking parents, volunteers

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER On any given day, there are about 800 children in Florida’s foster care system available and waiting with no family identified to adopt them. Over 50 percent of the children waiting are minorities. May is National Foster Care Month. The One Church One Child program was founded in 1980 to […]