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Florida’s Finest – May 4, 2017

Florida’s Finest – May 4, 2017

Thousands of Caribbean culture lovers converge on South Florida every year on the Columbus Day weekend to attend the annual Miami Broward Carnival, a series of concerts, pageants, parades, and competitions. On Carnival Day, “mas” (masquerade) bands of thousands of revelers dance and march behind 18-wheel tractor-trailer trucks with booming sound systems from morning until […]

100 Days ‘What Did Do?’

100 Days ‘What Did Do?’

A Congressional Black Caucus report gives 100 actions the president has done in his first 100 days of office BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The Congressional Black Caucus has released a list of 100 actions taken by President Donald Trump during his first 100 days that the CBC says have been detrimental […]

Chocolate milk, saltier food heading back to schools

Chocolate milk, saltier food heading back to schools

Donald Trump administration changing standards set by Obama on low-fat foods and lower sodium levels BY LINDSDAY WISE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Chocolate milk is coming back on the school lunch menu. So are white bread and saltier food. Several paragraphs tucked into a massive 1,665-page government spending bill released Monday would relax Obama-era […]

How much vitamin D do you need?

How much vitamin D do you need?

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Understanding how much vitamin D you need can be confusing because there are different recommendations about how much vitamin D adults should get. Using the recommendations that fall on the low end, many adults don’t get the amount of vitamin D they should. Because few foods contain vitamin […]

Tips to ease the pain of childhood immunizations

Tips to ease the pain of childhood immunizations

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE “Immunizations” is a word most parents or children don’t want to hear. Yet, immunizations play an important role in keeping many spreadable, harmful diseases away from children and infants. “In the U.S., vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps and whooping cough, can happen and will happen,” says Dr. […]

The Champ and the draft

The Champ and the draft

Remembering Muhammad Ali’s bold stance 50 years after he refused to go to war BY MICHAEL K. BOHN TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE “I’m the greatest! I’m the greatest!” Cassius Clay shouted from the center of the ring. The 22-year-old boxer danced about the canvas as the defeated heavyweight champion of the world, Sonny Liston, slumped on […]

Actor takes one-man study of King to Netflix audience

Actor takes one-man study of King to Netflix audience

BY STEVEN ZEITCHIK LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Roger Guenveur Smith recalled that he had a deeply emotion reaction when he heard Rodney King had died in 2012. And he couldn’t understand why. “Here is someone I didn’t even know, had never met,” the actor and monologuist said. “I kept asking, ‘Why did his death affect me […]

Bring brunch home

Bring brunch home

From Family Features There’s no denying that brunch is a popular favorite, but you don’t have to leave the com­fort of your own home to enjoy a delicious spread with family and friends. Enjoy this weekend luxury every day and bring brunch home with premium ingredients like Smithfield’s Hometown Original Bacon, Anytime Favorites Diced Ham […]

Black journalists to honor Ryan

Black journalists to honor Ryan

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER April Ryan has been selected as the 2017 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The annual award recognizes a Black journalist who has a distinguished body of work that has extraordinary depth, scope and significance to people of the African Diaspora. A 30-year journalism […]