‘What to the slave is the Fourth of July?’

Editor’s note: On July 5, 1852, anti-slavery crusader Frederick Douglass spoke at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Rochester,...

Slave trade ancestors to be remembered on Father’s Day

A growing South Florida tradition, now in its 24th year, continues with the annual Sunrise Ancestral Remembrance of the Middle Passage ceremony on Sunday,...

Radio host receives honorary doctorate from Shaw

Nationally syndicated radio host Tom Joyner urged the 202 graduates of Shaw University on May 13 to follow the lead of their new alma...

‘Christmas in May’ for many college students

The extension of Pell grants will cover summer classes for the first time since 2011. BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Despite broader...

Mixed messages from Trump about HBCUs

Statement about funding Black colleges worries educators, legislators BY JANE KENNEDY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Repeatedly during his first 100 days, President Donald J. Trump signaled to...

HAIL B-CU’S NEWEST WILDCAT

Bethune-Cookman University’s Class of 2017 commencement ceremony will be long remembered. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF DAYTONA BEACH – If Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) President Edison Jackson...

Florida NAACP calls for B-CU president, board chair to resign

FROM STAFF REPORTS The NAACP Florida State Conference is calling on Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) President Dr. Edison Jackson and Board Chairman Dr. Joe Petrock to...

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Never to be forgotten In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed to a bullet hole in a St. Augustine hotel he stayed in while...

Muslim teen writes #BlackLivesMatter 100 times on Stanford application and gets accepted

BY MONIQUE JUDGE THEROOT.COM Is your activism performative or substantive? One New Jersey teen knew exactly how to show his answer to that question when filling...

Toddler schools Target clerk on doll choice

BY YESHA CALLAHAN THEROOT.COM Two-year-old Sophia was promised by her parents, Brandi and Nick Benner, that if she successfully pooped on her potty for a month,...

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