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How teens and smartphones are killing fashion retailers

How teens and smartphones are killing fashion retailers

Brick-and-mortar stores suffering as more young people prefer to shop online. BY SUZETTE PARMLEY PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Mipri Haye, a high school junior, is on Instagram and Snapshot daily, showing off her latest outfits to her girlfriends. She also shares where she got those clothes: Forever 21, H&M, and Charlotte Russe often top […]

Minneapolis man rose from fast-food worker to restaurant owner

Minneapolis man rose from fast-food worker to restaurant owner

BY NEAL ST. ANTHONY STAR TRIBUNE/TNS MINNEAPOLIS — Starting out with a $3.35 per-hour job at Taco Bell is long odds for success. After all, the restaurant industry is known for high turnover, part-time starter jobs and it’s the largest minimum-wage employer in the country. However, Ron Harris, a Chicago native, took that job at […]

Wal-Mart goes small with pilot convenience stores

Wal-Mart goes small with pilot convenience stores

Quick-service sites open in Texas and Arkansas BY MARIA HALKIAS DALLAS MORNING NEWS/TNS CROWLEY, Texas – In a parking lot on Main Street in this nondescript town of 14,000, Wal-Mart is testing out what it hopes could be its next small thing — a genuine convenience store. Walk into the 2,500- square-foot store, and the […]

Retirement celebration to honor Liberty City’s iconic pastor

Retirement celebration to honor Liberty City’s iconic pastor

COMPILED BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Dr. Freeman T. Wyche Sr., a Miami-based spiritual icon, is retiring after 72 years in ministry and more than 38 years at the Liberty City Church of Christ in Miami. A program in celebration of the renowned pastor and evangelist will be held at 5 p.m. Feb. 11 at the […]

Barack Obama’s failed Black legacy

Barack Obama’s failed Black legacy

CLARENCE V. MCKEE, ESQ. GUEST COMMENTARY Barack Obama’s greatest legacy and accomplishment was being elected as the first Black president of the United States. For Black Americans, it has been downhill ever since, from “Yes, we can” to “No, he didn’t.” Yes, there was a certain pride in all Black Americans that a Black man […]

BLACK PRESS TOP 10 FOR 2016

BLACK PRESS TOP 10 FOR 2016

The Trice Edney News Wire selects the Top 10 stories covered by the Black Press of America last year. FROM THE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE As the Obama era comes to a close, a snapshot of the top Black press stories of the past year alone reveal a need for a clear Black agenda as […]

Florida’s Finest – January 6, 2017

Florida’s Finest – January 6, 2017

University of Florida defensive back Chauncey Gardner received the Outback Bowl’s MVP award after the Gators defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 30-3 on Monday at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. A freshman at UF, the 5-foot-11, 204-pound Gardner is a Cocoa native. Above, he runs with the ball after picking off a pass intended for an Iowa […]

WHO IS THIS MAN?

WHO IS THIS MAN?

What kind of president will he be? Right now, no one knows. BY CATHLEEN DECKER LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS WASHINGTON – One week after Donald Trump won the presidency, the country he will take over in approximately two months lacks a precise idea of what he will do as the nation’s chief executive. President […]

‘Birth of a Nation’ meets box-office expectations

‘Birth of a Nation’ meets box-office expectations

Controversy and mixed reviews could diminish Oscar prospects BY TRE’VELL ANDERSON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES — Following the recent controversy around Fox Searchlight’s “The Birth of a Nation,” fervor for the film about Nat Turner’s 1831 slave rebellion is down — including its Academy Award prospects. But with the film’s release in theaters nationwide […]

Voters approve solar tax break for businesses

Voters approve solar tax break for businesses

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Primary-election voters Tuesday approved the expansion of a renewable-energy tax break that backers say will help businesses and spark the expanded use of solar energy in Florida. But while the measure had support from an array of groups, they are divided on an unrelated solar […]

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