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Black groups take issue with suit against Sharpton

Black groups take issue with suit against Sharpton

Media, business and civil rights organizations urge Allen to ‘redirect’ criticism TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Three national African-American organizations have issued a joint statement in response to the $20 billion lawsuit filed by television producer Byron Allen charging Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable, the NAACP, the National Urban League, the Rev. Al Sharpton and his […]

Drama follows man who gained notoriety for long walk to work

Drama follows man who gained notoriety for long walk to work

EURWEB.COM James Robertson have a new place to live, but drama still follows him. The 56-year-old Detroit man attracted attention and headlines for supposedly walking 21 miles to and from his job as a plastic-molding operator at an auto parts factory each day after his car stopped working in 2005 and bus service in the […]

9 HBCU students suing Tennessee over voter ID law

9 HBCU students suing Tennessee over voter ID law

BY CHARLES D. ELLISON THE ROOT The voter-ID war just opened up a huge new front. This time in Tennessee. A group of nine students from HBCUs Fisk University and Tennessee State University have filed a federal lawsuit against Tennessee’s heavily contested and controversial voter-ID law. The suit was filed by the Nashville Student Organizing […]

Florida’s Finest – Meet Ishamel & Marshana

Florida’s Finest – Meet Ishamel & Marshana

South Beach resident Marshana Rae is a native of Pittsburgh and has modeled nationwide. She says that she “loves what I do and am seeking to broaden my horizons as an international model.” Contact Marshana at marshanarae@gmail.com or her facebook fan page at facebook.com/marshanarae. Credit: Vision East Photography Ishamel Blue, 29, participates in runway shows, […]

Making more dreams come true

Making more dreams come true

Nine Florida students  among 100 chosen for Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey, Essence BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The selfless drive and passion to advance the dreams of America’s youth was celebrated March 5-8 at the eighth annual Walt Disney World Dreamers Academy with partners Steve Harvey and Essence magazine. A […]

The Kinsey Collection:  Re-Discovering America

The Kinsey Collection: Re-Discovering America

Family’s African-American treasures will remain on display at Disney’s Epcot Center through 2016 BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida has never been humble when it comes to acclaiming it historical relevance and worth. St. Augustine is globally recognized as the nation’s oldest city and in 2013, it served as the hub for […]

Pilot rips Creflo Dollar about how new plane would be used

Pilot rips Creflo Dollar about how new plane would be used

EURWEB.COM Creflo Dollar Ministries may say they have good intentions with wanting a new $65 million luxury Gulfstream G650 airplane to transport “100,000 pounds of food,” and staff members, but Advanced Air Management’s David Graham isn’t buying it. The organization and its founder Creflo Dollar have drawn headlines as it faces criticism for an online/crowd […]

Henson disagrees with use of ‘n-word’ on ‘Empire’

Henson disagrees with use of ‘n-word’ on ‘Empire’

EURWEB.COM “Empire’’ has proven to be an envelope pusher when it comes to network television. From story lines that include homophobia within the Black community and mental health, the show doesn’t skip a beat when it comes to addressing poignant issues in the Black community. But one actor does take issue with the show not […]

Black men who motivate: The power of a dream

Black men who motivate: The power of a dream

BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Steve Harvey is credited with improving college attendance, career prospects, personal development for more than 8,000 youth who have graduated from his Disney Dreamers Academy (DDA) since its 2007 launch. Partnering with Walt Disney World Theme Park Resorts and Essence magazine has proved to be a winning […]

Say hello to sorghum

Say hello to sorghum

Family Features An ancient grain with roots that trace back as far as 8000 B.C., sorghum is seeing a resurgence as demand for non-GMO and gluten-free food grows. Sorghum is an excellent substitute for those with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance, and can be used to make both leavened and unleavened breads, various fermented and […]