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A summer of learning

A summer of learning

From Family Features The weather is warm and school is out, but learning experiences shouldn’t end there. The summer months can provide plenty of opportunities to continue a child’s advancement through different activities and programs. According to a University of Missouri-Columbia study, students can lose up to three months of what they learned during the […]

Breakfast Bites

Breakfast Bites

Healthy recipes to start your day off right From Family Features It is well-known that the best way to start the morning is with a balanced breakfast – it’s not called “the most important meal of the day” for nothing, after all. Breakfast is also linked to many health benefits, including weight control and improved […]

Onyx to honor Joyner, Starr at June 25 awards program in Orlando

Onyx to honor Joyner, Starr at June 25 awards program in Orlando

Onyx Magazine will present its 2th Annual Onyx Awards presented by LBS Foundation on June 25 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando. Comedian Shawn Banks of BET’s “Laugh Out Loud’’ will host the show. Performers will include Angela Winbush and “American Idol’’ artist Tyanna Jones. “I am very excited about […]

NO EASY ANSWERS

NO EASY ANSWERS

Sexual orientation. Homophobia. Race. Terrorism. Easy access to high-powered weaponry. Mental health. All were factors in America’s latest mass shooting – this time in our Central Florida ‘backyard.’ COMPILED BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF ORLANDO – Terrorism brutalized Florida early Sunday morning, June 12, leaving 50 people dead, including the shooter, and 53 more injured. […]

Security to tighten against ‘homegrown’ threats

Security to tighten against ‘homegrown’ threats

BY BRIAN BENNETT TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – Travelers, sports fans and concertgoers may see more police and tighter security screening at airports and events this summer in the wake of Sunday night’s mass shooting in Orlando, according to a Department of Homeland Security bulletin issued Wednesday. While no intelligence indicates a “specific […]

GATOR ATTACK AT WDW

GATOR ATTACK AT WDW

Another tragedy in Orlando On Wednesday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Marine Unit recovered the body of two-year-old Lane Graves of Elkhorn, Neb. The boy was attacked by an alligator Tuesday night while wading in a lagoon at the Grand Floridian Resort at Walt Disney World near Lake Buena Vista. Autopsy results are pending. (RED HUBER/ORLANDO […]

Legislative fight flares up

Legislative fight flares up

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The mass shootings in an Orlando nightclub this week have fueled the already-polarizing issues of gun rights and gun control, with the debate expected to return on multiple fronts during Florida’s 2017 legislative session. Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday called for a special session to halt […]

‘The guilt…is heavy’

‘The guilt…is heavy’

The guilt of feeling grateful to be alive is heavy. Wanting to smile about surviving but not sure if the people around you are ready. As the world mourns, the victims killed, and viciously slain, I feel guilty about screaming about my legs in pain because I can feel nothing Like the other 49 who […]

Why gay men in US can’t donate blood

Why gay men in US can’t donate blood

The FDA’s latest guidance imposes a one-year delay on donation. BY JOHN TOZZI BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS NEW YORK — In the aftermath of the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed 49 people and injured 53, blood centers were overwhelmed with people who wanted to donate. Gay men, however, weren’t all allowed to do […]

The latest mass shooting in the gun-crazy USA

The latest mass shooting in the gun-crazy USA

The Orlando Massacre sadly reinforces my contention that mass shootings in the United States have become as commonplace as mass bombings in Iraq. And I’m still waiting for U.S. politicians to explain why they think occasional massacres by Muslims constitute “acts of terrorism” – but regular massacres by non-Muslims do not. In any event, such […]