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CUBA gets a little cheaper

CUBA gets a little cheaper

Hotel costs are scheduled to drop for the spring and summer seasons BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MIAMI HERALD/TNS American travelers checking into Cuban hotels and dining at Havana’s more upscale private restaurants since the U.S. rapprochement with Cuba have experienced more than a bit of sticker shock. Since the Obama administration’s opening to Cuba allowed more […]

How teens and smartphones are killing fashion retailers

How teens and smartphones are killing fashion retailers

Brick-and-mortar stores suffering as more young people prefer to shop online. BY SUZETTE PARMLEY PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Mipri Haye, a high school junior, is on Instagram and Snapshot daily, showing off her latest outfits to her girlfriends. She also shares where she got those clothes: Forever 21, H&M, and Charlotte Russe often top […]

Minneapolis man rose from fast-food worker to restaurant owner

Minneapolis man rose from fast-food worker to restaurant owner

BY NEAL ST. ANTHONY STAR TRIBUNE/TNS MINNEAPOLIS — Starting out with a $3.35 per-hour job at Taco Bell is long odds for success. After all, the restaurant industry is known for high turnover, part-time starter jobs and it’s the largest minimum-wage employer in the country. However, Ron Harris, a Chicago native, took that job at […]

New documentary explores history of Black hockey players

New documentary explores history of Black hockey players

BY SAMUEL JOHNSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER A new Canadian documentary looks at the history of Black athletes in ice hockey. The film, “Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future,’’ by Kwame Mason, made its Tampa premiere last week at the Gasparilla International Film Festival. Mason explores a unique, almost hidden, history that Black […]

Jazz in the Gardens adds conference

Jazz in the Gardens adds conference

Popular Miami Gardens event expands to include film, music, arts and culture component BY JUANA BETHEL SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival is quickly growing beyond the borders of the City of Miami Gardens, boasting an annual attendance of more than 70,000 music lovers from all over the United […]

Robert Lawrence: A forgotten NASA pioneer

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 historic events that changed America occurred 50 years ago. While many will remember the 50th anniversary of the failed Apollo 1 space flight, an equally historic event that […]

Families reconcile 160 years after Dred Scott court decision

Families reconcile 160 years after Dred Scott court decision

BY JONATHAN M. PITTS BALTIMORE SUN/TNS BALTIMORE – Kate Taney Billingsley grew up struggling with her family history. Her ancestor Roger B. Taney was the U.S. Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the Dred Scott decision, issued March 6, 1857, that ruled Congress could not regulate slavery and that Blacks could not be considered U.S. […]

Book offers fullest account yet of Emmett Till story

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 ancestral home in Mississippi, even though it remained a land of ghosts and terror. And so in the summer of 1955, she sent her 14-year-old son to visit his […]

Former Haitian president Rene Preval dies at 74

Former Haitian president Rene Preval dies at 74

FROM WIRE REPORTS Former Haitian President Rene Preval died on March 3 at age 74. Preval was president of Haiti from 1996 to 2001 and again from 2006 to 2011. He died at his home in Laboule, a neighborhood in Port-au-Prince. The cause of death had not been confirmed by the Florida Courier’s press deadline […]

A NEW ERA FOR SOUL FOOD

A NEW ERA FOR SOUL FOOD

Some African-Americans have adapted new approaches to cooking, which leads to better health and living longer. Editor’s note: This is the second installment on the legacy of soul food. Part 1 appeared in the Feb. 17 issue of the Florida Courier. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Soul food has taken center stage in the millennium […]

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