How Janet Jackson took control again

Jimmy Jam tells how collaboration came about for ‘Unbreakable’ BY GREG KOT CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) Jimmy Jam knows Janet Jackson well enough to know what works. Their...

Surgery helps blind artist see art in a new light

BY ALEX HARRIS MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI — When Selris James painted a month ago, he held his face so close to the canvas his nose nearly...

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair returns next month

The Urban Collective’s fifth Art Africa Miami Arts Fair (AAMAF) takes place Dec. 2-6. It will be hosted by the Black Archives Historic Lyric...

HOMECOMING WEEK 2015

Continuing the tradition Numerous Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)  celebrated Homecoming last week, including Atlanta’s Morehouse College. Perry “Trey” Thurston III (left),  continues the...

$20K donation will help Edwards Waters produce more Black male teachers

JACKSONVILLE – Edward Waters College (EWC) has received $20,000 in donations toward its Call Me MISTER scholarship program. Former Florida State Senator Tony Hill presented...

Why presidential debates have turned into must-watch TV

BY MARK Z. BARABAK LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) The surprise breakout hit of this television season isn’t some Kardashian spinoff or another cheesy competition among aspiring...

Curry bringing back Emerge magazine online

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER WASHINGTON – Former Emerge magazine Editor-in-Chief George E. Curry has announced that he is reviving the award-winning publication online, possibly...

GETTING LOOSE AT CARNIVAL 2015

The energy of thousands of masqueraders moving to the beat of bone-rattling soca music makes Miami Broward One Carnival one of Florida’s most distinctive...

Legendary performers Jones,Tyson starring in Broadway’s ‘Gin Game’

BY REBECCA KEEGAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS NEW YORK — At the top of several steep flights of stairs behind the stage at Broadway’s Golden Theatre, an...

Bethune-Cookman, Edward Waters celebrating homecomings

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Two of Florida’s HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities are celebrating their homecomings this week. Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) in Daytona Beach...

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