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No #OscarsSoWhite this year

No #OscarsSoWhite this year

6 Blacks receive nominations for Academy Awards EURWEB.COM Academy Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning with Best Drama Golden Globe winner “Moonlight” facing “Fences” and “Hidden Figures” for Best Picture. All three films also have actors receiving nominations: “Moonlight’s” Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris for supporting actor and actress; Denzel Washington for best actor and his “Fences” co-star Viola Davis for supporting […]

ESPN commentator removed after ‘gorilla’ remark about tennis star

ESPN commentator removed after ‘gorilla’ remark about tennis star

EURWEB.COM An ESPN tennis commentator learned the hard way that you don’t use the word “gorilla” or even “guerilla” when you’re trying to be cute in describing tennis superstar Venus Williams. According to ESPN, it has pulled Doug Adler from its broadcast booth. It happened last week. Here’s network’s reason for the decision: “During an […]

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. […]

Book looks back at ‘Eyes on the Prize’ series

Book looks back at ‘Eyes on the Prize’ series

BY DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER In 1979, Henry Hampton, the founder of Blackside Inc., a documentary film company committed to presenting the “Black side” of American history, submitted a proposal to PBS for a multi-part television series “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years.’’ The series, which had its […]

THE ERA ENDS

THE ERA ENDS

A reflective and optimistic Barack Obama walks away from the White House after a flurry of last-minute activity. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama offered a parting message of hope in his final White House news conference Wednesday, saying that although he recognizes there is evil in the world, “I think we’re […]

‘Big Weed’ takeover?

‘Big Weed’ takeover?

Proposed rules favor existing growers BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Authors of Florida’s voter-approved constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana are blasting proposed rules to regulate the cannabis industry. The proposed rules, released Tuesday by state health officials, would essentially maintain current vendors’ stranglehold on the medical marijuana industry […]

NATIONWIDE MANHUNT ENDS

NATIONWIDE MANHUNT ENDS

Alleged killer ‘severely arrested’ Murder suspect Markeith Loyd was escorted out of Orlando Police headquarters on Jan. 17 after being captured in Orlando for allegedly killing Orlando Police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton outside a Walmart store on Jan. 9. Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Norman Lewis died in a crash while he was responding to the […]

Lawson heads Visit Florida after ‘Pitbull’ shakeup

Lawson heads Visit Florida after ‘Pitbull’ shakeup

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA ORLANDO – Last week, the Visit Florida board appointed state Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Ken Lawson to replace the agency’s ousted CEO after a controversy that included House leaders exposing an expired $1 million contract between the tourism-marketing agency and Miami rapper Pitbull to […]

Let me tell you about ‘Trump Rules’

Let me tell you about ‘Trump Rules’

During the Michael Jordan championship runs with the Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association, many people felt that Jordan could do almost anything he wanted to do. Of course, Jordan could score and defend with any other players of his time. His exploits on the court resulted in him being universally known as one […]

‘Greatest Show on Earth’ ends in May

‘Greatest Show on Earth’ ends in May

Declining attendance and rising costs cited as reasons for closing the Ringling Bros. circus. BY RYAN GILLESPIE ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – Just hours after Ringling Bros. told performers it was shutting down the circus in May, parents holding hands with giddy children trickled into the Amway Center on Sunday afternoon, eager to see the spectacle […]