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Celebrating Women’s History Month with a little inspiration

Celebrating Women’s History Month with a little inspiration

By Alex Kline/McClatchy-Tribune As March is now upon us, we celebrate Women’s History Month and commemorate the amazing ladies who took women from having no legal existence to being political leaders. The field is as vast as it is diverse, with martyrs, astronauts, poets and first ladies filling the outspoken — and at times shocking […]

Book tells what it took for Blacks to get and keep land

Book tells what it took for Blacks to get and keep land

BOOK REVIEW Review of A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland.  By Sydney Nathans. Harvard University Press. 313 pp.  $29.95 DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Long after the Civil War ended and slavery was abolished, Paul and Jim Hargis continued to work on the plantation near Greensboro, Alabama owned by […]

Teens win computers for their ‘Big Idea’

Teens win computers for their ‘Big Idea’

Computer Mentors Group of Tampa held its annual Teen Business Challenge Feb. 18 and 19 at the Ybor City campus of Hillsborough Community College. The challenge is an annual event where teens challenge themselves over a weekend of creation, competition and community. Teens submit applications for entry and are then nominated by their mentors, guided […]

‘BLACK MINDS MATTER’

‘BLACK MINDS MATTER’

Atlanta’s Morehouse College celebrated 150 years of building men with an awards gala and banquet that raised more than $1 million for student scholarships. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF ATLANTA – Morehouse College, America’s only historically Black, all-male college or university, climaxed its annual Founder’s Week on Feb. 18 with its 29th Annual “A Candle in […]

EL HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ (MALCOLM X), 1925-1965

EL HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ (MALCOLM X), 1925-1965

Never to be forgotten Malcolm X, Black America’s “Black shining prince” as he was memorably eulogized by the late actor Ossie Davis, was murdered 52 years ago in New York City on Feb. 21, 1965. Click here to read an analysis of Malcolm’s continuing worldwide impact. (FLORIDA COURIER FILES)

1 MILLION VISITORS SINCE SEPTEMBER

1 MILLION VISITORS SINCE SEPTEMBER

The Smithsonian Institution’s national museum has become the premier place for Black history and culture BY BREANNA EDWARDS THEROOT.COM The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., has reached a huge milestone in the few months it has been opening, hitting its 1 million visitors mark last week. The Smithsonian Institution […]

Honor and Respect

Honor and Respect

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Author shares personal story in book on obesity

Author shares personal story in book on obesity

An Orlando author is sharing her personal story about dealing with a family member’s obesity in her book, “Thru Thick & Think, Facing Obesity Thru the Eyes of a Loved One.’’ In the book, Dana M. Rosser shares her personal journey of falling in love with, and marrying a man who was morbidly obese. As […]

Black history in Philly

Black history in Philly

From Mother Bethel to the Marian Anderson Residence Museum, there’s a wealth of early African-American history in this historic city. SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER PHILADELPHIA – As U.S. history is African-American history, Philadelphia history is African-American history. The city is home to the founding church of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination (201-year-old Mother Bethel […]

Making their mark

Making their mark

Surveying the historical and cultural contributions of Black women By Gregory Clay McClatchy-Tribune News Service Most of us know prominent Black women in Hollywood — from Cicely Tyson to Halle Berry to Kerry Washington. We know superstar Black female athletes, such as the tennis-playing Williams sisters, and we remember bronze medal-winning figure skater Debi Thomas […]