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Florida’s Finest – October 14, 2016

Florida’s Finest – October 14, 2016

These masqueraders participated in the Seventh Annual Miami Broward One Carnival’s Parade of the Bands at the Dade County Fairgrounds on Oct. 11. The Florida Courier staff selected them as this week’s Florida’s Finest – for obvious reasons. (CHARLES W. CHERRY II / FLORIDA COURIER)

Florida’s Finest – October 7, 2016

Florida’s Finest – October 7, 2016

The Miami Dolphins cheerleaders hosted their annual swimsuit fashion show and calendar unveiling on Sept. 30 at the Hard Rock Stadium (formerly Sun Life Stadium). The 2017 calendar was shot in Barbados. The calendar can be ordered at www.DolphinsCheerleaders.com. The cheerleaders represent eight countries, 28 cities and speak a combined five languages. (KIM GIBSON/FLORIDA COURIER) […]

Florida’s Finest – September 30, 2016

Florida’s Finest – September 30, 2016

Renée Elise Goldsberry, who won a Tony Award this year for best featured actress in a musical for her performance in “Hamilton,’’ is No. 30 on The Root’s 100 List of Black Influencers. Posted on www.theroot.com, it is a list of 100 Americans, ages 25-45, who are responsible for the year’s most significant cultural moments, […]

Florida’s Finest – September 23, 2016

Florida’s Finest – September 23, 2016

Regina King shows off her Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie. She won in the same category last year. The Emmy is for her portrayal of Aliyah Shadeed, a Muslim woman, in “American Crime.’’ (KIRK MCKOY/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS) Sterling K. Brown reacts after winning an Emmy on Sept. 18 for […]

Florida’s Finest – September 16, 2016

Florida’s Finest – September 16, 2016

Sean “Diddy” Combs has hit the top of the Forbes 2016 “Cash Kings” list for the second year in a row. According to Forbes, he raked in $62 million in 2016. Along with his music, Combs is getting major bucks for his lucrative Ciroc vodka deal and other non-music ventures. Also known as “Puff Daddy,’’ […]

Florida’s Finest – September 9, 2016

Florida’s Finest – September 9, 2016

Chrisette Michele was one of the artists who wowed the crowds last weekend during the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion. The annual event was held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee. (FINEST PHOTOS BY KIM GIBSON/FLORIDA COURIER) Bass guitarist James Alexander, an original  member of The Bar-Kays, performed Sept. 3 with […]

Florida’s Finest – September 2, 2016

Florida’s Finest – September 2, 2016

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he will continue to take a stand on U.S. race relations. He sparked a national controversy on Aug. 26 when he stayed seated during a performance of the national anthem before a game against Green Bay. Above, he is shown at a previous game. Kaepernick told NFL Media: “I […]

Florida’s Finest – August 26, 2016

Florida’s Finest – August 26, 2016

Daryl Homer made a historic win in the Olympics for Team USA earlier this month when he won the silver medal in men’s sabre fencing. He became the first American to take home the award in 112 years. (ROBERT GAUTHIER/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS) Boxer Claressa Shields was crowned as a two-time gold medal Olympic champion on […]

Florida’s Finest – August 19, 2016

Florida’s Finest – August 19, 2016

Usain Bolt of Jamaica become the first athlete to win three straight Olympic 100-meter titles, winning gold at the Rio Olympics with a speed in 9.81 seconds, fending off Orlando’s Justin Gatlin in a race on Aug. 14. It was Bolt’s seventh gold medal. (WALLY SKALIJ/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS) Allyson Felix, 30, has accepted her second-place […]

Florida’s Finest – August 12, 2016

Florida’s Finest – August 12, 2016

Left: The U.S. women’s 4×100 relay team won silver on Aug. 6, the first weekend of the Olympics. Shown from left at the Olympics Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are Amanda Weir, Lia Neal, Allison Schmitt and Katie Ledecky. Ledecky also won gold in the individual 400-meter freestyle and set a new world […]