‘Ordinary Light’ a poignant memoir that focuses on daughter’s faith and relationship with mom

BOOK REVIEW Review of Ordinary Light:  A Memoir. By Tracy K. Smith.  Alfred A. Knopf.  352 pp.  $25.95. BY DR. GLENN ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER In...

FAMU alumni association raises $203,000 at convention

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER HOUSTON - The Florida A&M University National Alumni Association (FAMUNAA) set a new participation record as more than 450 alumni...

Edward Waters recruiting young Black males for summer program

Edward Waters College (EWC) in Jacksonville is enrolling students for its 2015 Black Male College Explorers Program. The EWC Black Male Explorers Program is an...

Senator to Edward Waters College graduates: Start a business, buy property and think big

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida State Senator Chris Smith gave his first commencement address on May 9, addressing 139 graduates of Jacksonville’s Edward Waters...

Sorority awards $18,000 in scholarships during May Week

As part of May Week 2015, the Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (DSTTA) and DELTA, Inc. presented 25 scholarships totaling $18,850 to students in...

WRITE FIELD / POYNTER INSTITUTE

Young, gifted, in black On May 1, 41 boys became the fourth class to participate in the Write Field’s graduation ceremony at the Poynter Institute...

Homeland Security leader addresses Florida Memorial grads

Jeh Johnson shares life experiences at Miami Gardens commencement FROM STAFF REPORTS Florida Memorial University graduates received a lesson on successfully navigating through life by the...

‘A BALM IN GILEAD’

In Part 2 of an exclusive interview, Bethune-Cookman University’s current president describes his grand vision for the school. BY JENISE GRIFFIN MORGAN FLORIDA COURIER Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU)...

Florida Virtual School opens enrollments for 2015-2016

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS FT), a statewide virtual public school, is opening enrollment for grades kindergarten through 12th...

‘WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?’

Bethune-Cookman University’s sixth president believes he’s moving the school in the right direction, despite questions from alumni and others. BY JENISE GRIFFIN MORGAN FLORIDA COURIER DAYTONA BEACH...

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