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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…

WHAT’S NEXT FOR HBCUs?

WHAT’S NEXT FOR HBCUs?

Leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities are searching for ways to work with the incoming Trump administration. BY WILLIAM DOUGLAS MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – What does President-elect Donald Trump know about historically Black colleges and universities? That’s what leaders and advocates of the nation’s HBCUs, the common shorthand for historically Black […]

HEROES & LEGENDS

HEROES & LEGENDS

New Kennedy Space Center exhibit combines high-tech theater, tales of heroism and a 21st-century setting for space vehicles and astronaut memorabilia. BY MARJIE LAMBERT MIAMI HERALD/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Space memorabilia and astronaut tales are almost always a draw. Just ask the people who run the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which gets more than […]

Feds investigating bias in St. Pete-area schools

Feds investigating bias in St. Pete-area schools

A Tampa Bay Times newspaper series revealed that Pinellas County ‘is the worst place in Florida to be Black and go to public school’ because of underpaid and inexperienced teachers, violence in the schools, poor physical plants, and disproportionate punishment meted out to Black students.   ST. PETERSBURG – The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for […]

Author takes dramatically different approach to fixing ghettos

Author takes dramatically different approach to fixing ghettos

BY DR. GLENN ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Along with many other Americans, White as well as Black, Tommie Shelby wants to see the day that ghettos are abolished. But abolition, he maintains, involves more than overcoming racial prejudice or reviving the War on Poverty.  It will occur only as part of a “fundamental […]

FAMU, Lockheed Martin sign agreement for NASA space exploration project

FAMU, Lockheed Martin sign agreement for NASA space exploration project

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida A&M University (FAMU) Interim President Dr. Larry Robinson and Scott Jones, Lockheed Martin director of Supply Chain Management on Civil Space Programs, executed a master agreement last month that enables FAMU students and faculty to work on NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Program and other Lockheed Martin space exploration […]

Can Christian schools pray before games?

Can Christian schools pray before games?

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A dispute over whether two Christian schools could use the loudspeaker for a prayer at a football championship game is headed to federal court after one of the schools filed suit against an organization that manages high school sports in Florida. The nonprofit that operates […]