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Florida’s Finest – December 23, 2016

Florida’s Finest – December 23, 2016

Viola Davis will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Jan 5, the first star of the year to be honored. The star of the new movie, “Fences,’’ has a long list of accomplishments. She has won an Emmy for her starring role in ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder,” two […]

Florida’s Finest – December 16, 2016

Florida’s Finest – December 16, 2016

Mahershala Ali won best supporting actor from the Critics’ Choice Awards on Dec. 11 for his best role in the film “Moonlight.’’ The winners are voted on by members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. “Moonlight’’ chronicles the life of a young Black man from childhood to adulthood as he […]

Florida’s Finest – December 9, 2016

Florida’s Finest – December 9, 2016

Political commentator Van Jones, who once worked for the Obama administration and has been an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, said in his post-election comments that the outcome was a “whitelash against a changing country” and “a whitelash against a Black president.” He recently conducted interviews with Trump supporters and his findings were presented […]

Florida’s Finest – December 2, 2016

Florida’s Finest – December 2, 2016

Singer, songwriter and musician Teddy Riley, credited with having a major impact and influence on the formation of contemporary R&B, hip-hop, soul and pop, was honored with the Legend Award during the “Soul Train Awards,’’ which aired on BET and Centric. The all-star tribute to Riley included performances from Guy, Bobby Brown, Doug E. Fresh, […]

Florida’s Finest – November 25, 2016

Florida’s Finest – November 25, 2016

Drake was the big winner of the American Music Awards with four awards. He broke Michael Jackson’s record for most AMA nominations after scoring 13 nominations. He won the following categories:  Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for “Views,’’ Favorite Artist, Rap/Hip Hop; Favorite Song, Rap/Hip Hop for “Hotline Bling’’; and Favorite Song, Soul/R&B for “Work’’ with Rihanna. […]

Florida’s Finest – November 18, 2016

Florida’s Finest – November 18, 2016

The Miami Dolphins cheerleaders’ 2017 swimsuit calendar is now available. The calendar was shot in Barbados. Jess, shown modeling at the cheerleaders’ fashion show in September, is featured in June. 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) Detroit Lions […]

Florida’s Finest – November 11, 2016

Florida’s Finest – November 11, 2016

Chance the Rapper, a Chicago native, hosted a “parade to the polls” early voting event in the city on Monday to help get millennials out to vote. Earlier this year, the rapper teamed up with the NAACP for its #StayWokeAndVote campaign. He also performed at a Hillary Clinton rally in Cleveland last week alongside superstars Beyoncé, […]

Florida’s Finest – November 4, 2016

Florida’s Finest – November 4, 2016

Venus and Serena Williams have established the Williams Sister Fund to collaborate on philanthropic efforts. Their first endeavor, launched in their hometown of Compton, Calif., is the Yetunde Price Resource Center. Named after their oldest sister who was killed by gun violence, the center will develop a comprehensive resource network to connect residents affected by violence with service […]

Florida’s Finest – October 28, 2016

Florida’s Finest – October 28, 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 21, 2016

Florida’s Finest – October 21, 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)