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She gave new love a kidney after dating for 9 months

She gave new love a kidney after dating for 9 months

BY NARA SCHOENBERG CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Dr. Vanessa Grubbs lay in a hospital bed, her stomach doing somersaults, even as a smile played at the corners of her mouth. A nurse gave her Valium through the IV in her left arm, and then Grubbs was wheeled off to the operating room, where a surgeon would extract […]

Rise in Florida’s child Baker Act cases draws attention

Rise in Florida’s child Baker Act cases draws attention

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With a dramatic increase in the number of children being taken in for involuntary psychiatric examinations, a state panel on July 20 began looking to address the Baker Act issue. More than 32,000 children were subject to examinations under Florida’s Baker Act during the 2015-16 fiscal year, an increase of […]

Basketball Hall of Fame to honor Wade

Basketball Hall of Fame to honor Wade

Former Miami Heat player to receive Human Spirit Award at Sept. 7 dinner BY IRA WINDERMAN SUN SENTINEL/TNS MIAMI – Dwyane Wade has been named one of three 2017 recipients of the Mannie Jackson Basketball’s Human Spirit Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The award, according to the Hall, “honors individuals who […]

Dolphins to help sponsor concussion testing in high schools

Dolphins to help sponsor concussion testing in high schools

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The Miami Dolphins Foundation, through its revamped Youth Programs platform, has partnered with the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute and KiDZ Neuroscience Center at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis to sponsor the University of Miami Countywide Concussion Care High School Program for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The program […]

‘Girls Trip’ director celebrates ‘Black girl magic’

‘Girls Trip’ director celebrates ‘Black girl magic’

BY TRE’VELL ANDERSON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS When Malcolm D. Lee was a youngster, he didn’t know if being a filmmaker was possible. At that point, no one in his family was in the business and what constituted “film” to him were massive feats like “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” and “Star Wars” […]

Easy does it

Easy does it

There’s no sufferin’ over this simple succotash recipe BY WOLFGANG PUCK TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY Cooking with the seasons has become a big catchphrase these days. And it’s easy to understand why. When you plan meals around what’s freshest in the farmers’ market, you almost always ensure that the food you put on your table will […]

Black journalists mourn passing of D.C. newsman

Black journalists mourn passing of D.C. newsman

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is morning the passing of pioneering broadcast journalist WRC-TV/NBC Washington anchor Jim Vance. D.C.’s longest-serving news anchor died on July 22 at age 75. “The passing of legendary journalist Jim Vance has struck a chord with the nation and rightfully so as he was a pioneer and role model […]

WHAT’S YOUR SCORE?

WHAT’S YOUR SCORE?

Lack of knowledge about playing the credit game costs Black Americans billions of dollars in higher interest rates, fees, and other costs. FROM THE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Sharae Newton (not her real name) has made many mistakes that damaged her credit score. They include running up debt as a college student, especially student loans. […]

‘MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN’

‘MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN’

Trump loses, wins The Trump administration’s travel ban suffered another legal setback Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a federal judge in Hawaii, temporarily exempting grandparents and other extended family members from the directive. Other disputed parts of the ban stand until the court meets in October. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/ABACA PRESS/TNS)

Targeting Obama’s legacy

Targeting Obama’s legacy

So far, Trump’s largely failed BY DAVID LAUTER TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – Rarely has a president taken office so focused on undoing his predecessor’s works as Donald Trump. Six months in, he has little to show. Monday brought twin blows. Not only did the Affordable Care Act survive another Republican repeal effort, […]