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Technology advances help to prevent and lessen impact of colon cancer

Technology advances help to prevent and lessen impact of colon cancer

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS Approximately 140,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the U.S. each year. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Affecting the colon — also known as the large intestine — or rectum, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and the third leading cause in women […]

Former first lady writes college letters of recommendation for ‘Black-ish star’

Former first lady writes college letters of recommendation for ‘Black-ish star’

EURWEB.COM When “Black-ish” star Yari Shahidi says she counts Michelle Obama among her supporters, the girl has receipts. The 17-year-old is currently applying for colleges and has revealed to W Magazine that the former first lady has written her a recommendation letter. The two first met when they shared the stage at Glamour’s “International Day of […]

Banks to host ‘America’s  Got Talent’

Banks to host ‘America’s Got Talent’

BY LIBBY HILL LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS NBC announced on March 12 that Tyra Banks, creator and executive producer of “America’s Next Top Model,” will be replacing Nick Cannon as host when ‘America’s Got Talent’ returns for Season 12. “Tyra is the complete package: Out-of-this-world talented, funny, brilliant and all heart. In whatever she has done, […]

Decadent treat-filled desserts

Decadent treat-filled desserts

From Family Features Creating one-of-a-kind desserts doesn’t have to take hours in the kitchen or even exceptional baking skills. With a little imagination and the right tools, you can whip up surprisingly delicious sweets that will surprise and delight your friends and family. Focus on flavor If your baking repertoire typically consists of white cake […]

New documentary explores history of Black hockey players

New documentary explores history of Black hockey players

BY SAMUEL JOHNSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER A new Canadian documentary looks at the history of Black athletes in ice hockey. The film, “Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future,’’ by Kwame Mason, made its Tampa premiere last week at the Gasparilla International Film Festival. Mason explores a unique, almost hidden, history that Black […]

OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT 101

OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT 101

BY NOAM N. LEVEY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – House Republicans have finally unveiled legislation to repeal and – just as important – replace the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare is complex. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that what the GOP is proposing in its place has a few knotty details. Here’s a short guide […]

TALLAHASSEE GOES BACK TO WORK

TALLAHASSEE GOES BACK TO WORK

To serve and protect During Florida’s annual State of the State speech on March 7 in Tallahassee, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, Orlando Police Chief John Mina and Orlando Police Officer Michael Napolitano were recognized for their actions following the Pulse nightclub murders last year in Orlando. (JACOB LANGSTON/ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS)

On the ballot?

On the ballot?

Court mulls voting rights amendment BY STEVEN LEMONGELLO ORLANDO SENTINEL / TNS ORLANDO – Desmond Meade of Orlando did everything he could to support his wife, Sheena, in her unsuccessful run for the Florida House last year. But the one thing he couldn’t do was vote for her. “Basically, I was told I wasn’t a […]

Serena withdraws from Miami Open tennis tourney

Serena withdraws from Miami Open tennis tourney

COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS The Miami Open’s star-packed field will be missing one marquee name. World No. 1 Serena Williams announced late Tuesday afternoon that she is withdrawing from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., and the Miami Open on Key Biscayne, citing a left knee injury. Bad knees “Sadly, I […]

Coffee and pictures in the White House

Coffee and pictures in the White House

There is nothing unusual about so-called Negro leaders being invited to state, federal and local government institutions to meet with newly elected politicians. Democrats do it. Republicans do it. Liberals do it. Conservatives do it. Politicians of all political persuasions and perspectives, at some time during the early stages of their terms in office, invite […]