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Florida’s Finest – September 2, 2016

Florida’s Finest – September 2, 2016

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he will continue to take a stand on U.S. race relations. He sparked a national controversy on Aug. 26 when he stayed seated during a performance of the national anthem before a game against Green Bay. Above, he is shown at a previous game. Kaepernick told NFL Media: “I […]

‘OUR HERO’

‘OUR HERO’

Crusading Black journalist George E. Curry was celebrated during a rousing homegoing service in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama before being interred in a ‘sacred place of resting.’ BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Editor’s note: Click here to view a pictorial slideshow of Curry’s homegoing service photographed and edited by Florida Courier Publisher Charles W. Cherry II.  […]

‘Southside With You’ is a near-perfect love story, date movie

‘Southside With You’ is a near-perfect love story, date movie

BY COLIN COVERT STAR TRIBUNE/TMS Movies about presidential history tend to be academic affairs, treating the great men with dramatic gravitas and decorum. What a special delight it is to follow one through a moment in his life when he is a sympathetic, relatable young civilian whose top diplomatic mission is winning over the great […]

A welcoming home for HIV moms, kids

A welcoming home for HIV moms, kids

Nkosi’s Haven is one of South Africa’s best-known centers for mothers living with HIV and orphans. BY ERIKA SCHULTZ SEATTLE TIMES/TNS JOHANNESBURG – Gail John-son shudders when she thinks of all the tiny white coffins in South Africa 15 years ago. The children playing outside her office windows won’t face the same fate as that […]

Understanding life in rural South Sudan from cattle owner

Understanding life in rural South Sudan from cattle owner

BY ROBYN DIXON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS TEREKEKA, South Sudan – The possessions in Luko Loku’s thatched home convey his simple life. A bedside stool with a sliver of mirror. An old door hinge. A machete lying on the bed frame, as if sleeping. His clothes dangle from a wire, his motorcycle leans against one wall. […]

Felon Food Groups

Felon Food Groups

Nuts, shellfish among the biggest suspects in a big increase in dietary allergies By Sharon Thompson McClatchy Newspapers As a population, Americans are becoming more allergic, and scientists don’t know why. The incidence of food allergies has skyrocketed, doubling in the last 10 years. One in 25 Americans has a food allergy, and for children […]

Three great recipes for allergy sufferers

Three great recipes for allergy sufferers

CINNAMON, RAISIN AND APPLE MUFFINS (Egg- and nut-free) 2 cups all-purpose flour Pinch salt 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons soft brown sugar 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, ­melted 2 apples, unpeeled and grated 1/3 cup raisins 3/4 cup milk Raw sugar to sprinkle, optional Line 12 sections of a muffin […]

Hosting & toasting

Hosting & toasting

Quick and refreshing recipes to entertain without missing the party From Family Features Whether you’re hosting a small weekend get-together, a large holiday gathering or anything in between, entertaining friends and family will always provide an opportunity to create memories that last a lifetime. However, no host wants to miss out on the highlights because […]

Networking group acquaints women to world of cigars

Networking group acquaints women to world of cigars

BY CURTIS BUNN URBAN NEWS SERVICE When Monica Cooper walked into a smoke-filled room, it changed her life. She was a New York promotional model in 1998, when she worked an obscure event that she hardly remembers — except that men there smoked cigars. That occasion welcomed her into a culture in which few Black […]

Free Supplier Diversity Exchange set for Nov. 3

Free Supplier Diversity Exchange set for Nov. 3

The Supplier Diversity Exchange is scheduled for Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Central Florida Live Oak Event Center, 4115 Pyxis Lane, Orlando. Participants can meet representatives from state, federal and local government at the Supplier Diversity Exchange, a new event for Florida-based woman-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses. […]

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