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Wright Flood donates $1 million to Step Up for Students

Wright Flood donates $1 million to Step Up for Students

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Wright Flood, the largest provider of federal flood insurance policies in the U.S., has announced its largest contribution to date to the Step Up for Students Scholarship Program. Wright Flood’s $1 million contribution will provide 164 scholarships to financially disadvantaged Florida schoolchildren. The contribution was announced during the Step Up […]

‘The ‘Morehouse Mystique’ still endures’

‘The ‘Morehouse Mystique’ still endures’

Here are edited excerpts of President Obama’s speech to the Morehouse College Class of 2013, delivered on May 19, 2013 in Atlanta. Graduates, I am humbled to stand here with all of you as an honorary Morehouse Man.  I finally made it. And as I do, I’m mindful of an old saying: “You can always […]

Christmas in Talladega

Christmas in Talladega

HBCU raises $670,000 from Fox News viewers BY BROOKIE MADISON HOWARD UNIVERSITY NEWS SERVICE VIA THE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE TALLADEGA, ALA. – At Talladega College, a tiny historically Black institution 55 miles east of Birmingham, Ala., the president, the administration, the band director and the school’s 230-member marching band are as giddy in anticipation […]

Black history year-round in Augusta

Black history year-round in Augusta

The Georgia city was the home of James Brown, Jessye Norman, ‘Butterfly’ McQueen and Laurence Fishburne. BY ELEANOR HENDRICKS MCDANIEL SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Augusta, Georgia idolizes its most famous native son, James Brown. You’ll find reminders of “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business” throughout the city. The Augusta Museum of History (augustamuseum.org) […]

Test your Black history Knowledge

Test your Black history Knowledge

It’s Black History Month and time to focus on the outstanding achievements of African-Americans. Think you’re a Black history buff? Let’s see. Test your knowledge by tackling this Black History Month quiz. The quiz includes questions on entertainment, politics, religion, sports and more. No multiple choice guesses here. You’re on your own. You’ll find the […]

Nuturing selflessness in a selfie culture

Nuturing selflessness in a selfie culture

How to develop character in young children From Family Features In a typical day, it’s possible for children to spend more time engaging with technology than interacting with their peers face-to-face. As a result, the “selfie culture” is on the minds of today’s parents, who worry about how they can make sure their children grow […]

Book looks back at ‘Eyes on the Prize’ series

Book looks back at ‘Eyes on the Prize’ series

BY DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER In 1979, Henry Hampton, the founder of Blackside Inc., a documentary film company committed to presenting the “Black side” of American history, submitted a proposal to PBS for a multi-part television series “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years.’’ The series, which had its […]

‘I Have A Dream’

‘I Have A Dream’

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed:  ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ ” Here is the entire text of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech delivered on Aug. 28, […]

A Life Remembered Celebrating the legacy of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. Click for more…

‘Our God is Marching On’

‘Our God is Marching On’

Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1965 speech on voting rights resonates still Click for more…