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Sweet shortcuts

Sweet shortcuts

EASY IDEAS FOR AWARD-WINNING DESSERTS From Family Features No matter the season or the reason, no party is complete without dessert. The trick to making the most out of your celebrations is finding ways to trim your kitchen time so you can enjoy the festivities, without sacrificing quality or flavor in your favorite sweet treats. […]

This ‘Underground Railroad’ is more than a metaphor

This ‘Underground Railroad’ is more than a metaphor

DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER As Colson Whitehead’s searing new novel opens, Cora, a teenage slave, “who had seen men hung from trees and left for buzzards and crows,” and her mother abscond without saying goodbye or contacting her when she was free, is beaten by the owner of the cotton […]

Uhuru leader to be honored for 1966 removal of mural

Uhuru leader to be honored for 1966 removal of mural

Omali Yeshitela, formerly known as Joseph Waller, will be honored during a reception on Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Uhuru House, 1245 18th Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Yeshitela, founder of the Uhuru Movement and chair of the African People’s Socialist Party, will tell the story of the 1966 protest that culminated in his […]

South Dade Alphas donate supplies to elementary school

South Dade Alphas donate supplies to elementary school

The Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. recently adopted Dr. William A. Chapman Elementary School in Miami-Dade County as its 2016 Adopt-A-Classroom grant recipient. Dr. Chapman was one of Miami’s first Black physicians, known for his educational programs on communicable diseases. Chapman Elementary will receive several hundred dollars in educational supplies […]

Veteran journalist George E. Curry dies at 69

Veteran journalist George E. Curry dies at 69

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Renowned journalist George E. Curry died late Saturday evening (Aug. 20), according to his family. Curry also was an author, motivational speaker and media coach. He was 69. The cause of death was not immediately available. But in April 2015, he wrote about having a heart attack just days after […]

LAID TO REST

LAID TO REST

After 64 years, the mortal remains of a Daytona Beach teenager who died at the notorious Dozier School for Boys are finally returned home. BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA COURIER DAYTONA BEACH – After more than six decades, one family was finally able to mourn the loss of a son and brother who never reached the […]

Push is on to clear Marcus Garvey’s name

Push is on to clear Marcus Garvey’s name

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF WASHINGTON – Nearly 100 years after a politically motivated criminal conviction on federal mail fraud charges – and on what would have been his 129th birthday – the descendants of Jamaican-born Black activist Marcus Garvey and members of Congress are pushing for his legal exoneration. Garvey is well-known within the […]

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

FLORIDA COURIER / 10TH STATEWIDE ANNIVERSARY

Florida’s Black beaches; back to school Nine years ago, the Florida Courier featured a series of articles on state beaches that were racially segregated, but were owned by Black Floridians.  The newspaper also recognized the start of the new school year and college football seasons around the state.

Guns over hair

Guns over hair

Gun dealers have no state oversight BY MARY SHANKLIN AND CHARLES MINSHEW ORLANDO SENTINEL / TNS ORLANDO – Florida’s barbers, construction workers and talent agents face tougher oversight than gun dealers, who in Florida are only monitored by a short-staffed federal agency. Cosmetologists and other licensed professionals in the Sunshine State are required, for instance, […]

Tampa woman becomes 25th national president of Jack and Jill

Tampa woman becomes 25th national president of Jack and Jill

Joli Cooper-Nelson of Tampa recently was elected the 25th national president of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. at its 42nd convention in Palm Desert, California. Jack and Jill is considered the premier organization for African-American families. Prior to being elected president, Cooper-Nelson was the national vice president and has served as regional director, regional […]