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How to prepare for a disaster

How to prepare for a disaster

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Freddie Jackson releases single; album on the way

Freddie Jackson releases single; album on the way

BY DON SAINT JAMES EURWEB.COM Since 1985, singer and recording artist Freddie Jackson has been synonymous with excellence in R&B and contemporary adult music. His portfolio of chart-topping songs includes “You Are My Lady,” “He’ll Never Love You (Like I Do),” “Love Is Just a Touch Away,” “A Little Bit More” (a duet with Melba […]

Mathis says Nancy Reagan helped him kick drinking problem

Mathis says Nancy Reagan helped him kick drinking problem

BY NARDINE SAAD LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Legendary singer Johnny Mathis owes a debt of gratitude to former First Lady Nancy Reagan. The 81-year-old crooner credited Reagan with helping him kick his drinking habit after she saw him overindulging at a reception. “We were sitting around, you know. I was drinking, and she suggested I might […]

Desserts for diabetics

Desserts for diabetics

Some sweet treats with reduced sugar and carbs BY DANIEL NEMAN ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Desserts without sugar do not taste as good as desserts with it. But diabetes is not to be taken lightly. It is literally a matter of life and limb. Amputations are common with diabetes. So is blindness. Sugar […]

Black St. Pete college alumni to celebrate 60th anniversary

Black St. Pete college alumni to celebrate 60th anniversary

Alumni of Gibbs Junior College will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the St. Petersburg institution later this month. African-Americans from Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Pasco, Hernando and Polk counties attended the college from 1957 to 1965.  Gibbs was the second of 12 African-American colleges located around the state until 1962. Founded under the leadership of […]

Plenty of Jazz in Jacksonville

Plenty of Jazz in Jacksonville

The City of Jacksonville Beach presented a Summer Jazz Series concert on May 21 at the Sea Walk Pavilion. The free concert included performances by headliner Alex Bugnon and opening acts Limitless (above) and Steve Cole. Jazz continues this weekend in Jacksonville with the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, which will be held downtown. Lineup: Jacksonvillejazzfest.com

Super Bowl returning to Tampa in 2021

Super Bowl returning to Tampa in 2021

BY SAM FARMER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Call it the Super Bowl Reshuffle. Five days after the Los Angeles Rams announced their Inglewood stadium would be finished in 2020, a year later than the original plan, NFL owners unanimously voted to push the Los Angeles Super Bowl back a year until February 2022. Tampa will host […]

IT’S SERIOUS

IT’S SERIOUS

With Washington at a fever pitch, the Department of Justice, appoints a special counsel with the powers of a prosecutor to lead the Trump-Russia investigation. COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS WASHINGTON – The nation’s capital went into full-blown crisis mode Wednesday night – just prior to the Florida Courier’s press time –  as the […]

Department of Health officials halt sale of smokable weed

Department of Health officials halt sale of smokable weed

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health on Monday ordered a medical-marijuana operator to stop selling a “whole flower” product sold for use in vaporizers but which can easily be smoked, saying the product is not permitted. Quincy-based Trulieve started selling “Entourage,” a whole flower product meant […]

2017 MISS USA PAGEANT

2017 MISS USA PAGEANT

Natural and outspoken Miss District of Columbia USA Kara McCullough glides across the stage during the bikini round of the 2017 Miss USA competition last week. McCullough, a South Carolina State University alumna, is this year’s Miss USA. (MARCEL THOMAS VIA ZUMA WIRE)