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1 MILLION VISITORS SINCE SEPTEMBER

1 MILLION VISITORS SINCE SEPTEMBER

The Smithsonian Institution’s national museum has become the premier place for Black history and culture BY BREANNA EDWARDS THEROOT.COM The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., has reached a huge milestone in the few months it has been opening, hitting its 1 million visitors mark last week. The Smithsonian Institution […]

Wal-Mart goes small with pilot convenience stores

Wal-Mart goes small with pilot convenience stores

Quick-service sites open in Texas and Arkansas BY MARIA HALKIAS DALLAS MORNING NEWS/TNS CROWLEY, Texas – In a parking lot on Main Street in this nondescript town of 14,000, Wal-Mart is testing out what it hopes could be its next small thing — a genuine convenience store. Walk into the 2,500- square-foot store, and the […]

Getting married? Beware of hidden wedding expenses

Getting married? Beware of hidden wedding expenses

BY DANIELLE BRAFF CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Your wedding day is approaching, and you’ve budgeted for the dress, venue, music, invites and photographer. But there are plenty of hidden wedding expenses that can pop up as late as the big day. We spoke with wedding experts who exposed those tricky little costs, so you’ll have a beautiful […]

Tax tips for boomers taking required minimum IRA distributions

Tax tips for boomers taking required minimum IRA distributions

BY ERIN ARVEDLUND PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS President Trump turned 70 last year. If he, like some of his fellow Americans, has an individual retirement account, he must take the first required minimum distribution from his IRA by April 1. This year, the oldest U.S. baby boomers — born starting in mid-1946, like Trump (June 14) — […]

Honor and Respect

Honor and Respect

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Miami Dolphins re-sign legendary players

Miami Dolphins re-sign legendary players

The Miami Dolphins announced Wednesday the re-signing of quarterbacks Bob Griese and Dan Marino, wide receiver Nat Moore, guard Larry Little, defensive end/linebacker Kim Bokamper and cornerback Sam Madison. Each player signed a contract and will officially retire as members of the Miami Dolphins. According to a press release, the six former players were added […]

Author shares personal story in book on obesity

Author shares personal story in book on obesity

An Orlando author is sharing her personal story about dealing with a family member’s obesity in her book, “Thru Thick & Think, Facing Obesity Thru the Eyes of a Loved One.’’ In the book, Dana M. Rosser shares her personal journey of falling in love with, and marrying a man who was morbidly obese. As […]

Black history in Philly

Black history in Philly

From Mother Bethel to the Marian Anderson Residence Museum, there’s a wealth of early African-American history in this historic city. SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER PHILADELPHIA – As U.S. history is African-American history, Philadelphia history is African-American history. The city is home to the founding church of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination (201-year-old Mother Bethel […]

Making their mark

Making their mark

Surveying the historical and cultural contributions of Black women By Gregory Clay McClatchy-Tribune News Service Most of us know prominent Black women in Hollywood — from Cicely Tyson to Halle Berry to Kerry Washington. We know superstar Black female athletes, such as the tennis-playing Williams sisters, and we remember bronze medal-winning figure skater Debi Thomas […]

Senate chaplain reflects on first Black in role

Senate chaplain reflects on first Black in role

BY JASON DICK CQ-ROLL CALL TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – For U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black, this month is an “important reminder.” Roll Call recently sat down with this nonpartisan fixture of the Senate — the first African-American to hold the role. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. Roll Call: What […]

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