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,...

A Decade of Dreams

For 10 years, Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine have partnered with Walt Disney World to host the Disney Dreamers Academy. Florida was well-represented with...

ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER LAWSUIT

Another Bethune-Cookman University alumnus sues his alma mater as the long controversy over a now-completed $72 million dorm project continues, and there may be...

Pick me to lay the wreath

Who would you entrust to lay a wreath near a tomb of four American heroes who risked their lives in World War I? If...

Black female pilots make history on Delta flight

BY YESHA CALLAHAN THEROOT.COM Delta Air Line pilots First Officer Dawn Cook and Capt. Stephanie Johnson ended Black History Month and brought in Women’s History Month...

Robert Lawrence: A forgotten NASA pioneer

As the 50th anniversary of the first Black astronaut’s death approaches, a NASA official says  there won’t be a remembrance ceremony. BY ERICK JOHNSON CHICAGO CRUSADER/NNPA Two...

Book offers fullest account yet of Emmett Till story

DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Like many Black folks in Chicago, Mamie Carthan Till did not want to lose touch with her...

Praise – but no cash

Trump meets with HBCU leaders BY WILLIAM DOUGLAS AND ANITA KUMAR TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to increase support...

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