Retracing MLK’s footsteps

Walking in Memphis, visitors can experience the iconic Lorraine Motel and other sites BY JAY JONES CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Shortly after noon, as Sunday services...

New theme new dreams

For the 11th year, Walt Disney World Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence were joined by celebrities to offer 100 high school students...

Sweet success for young entrepreneurs

Orlando teens creating quite a buzz with honey business BY RYAN GILLESPIE ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – At the first Parramore Farmer’s Market, Christopher Thornton, 17, couldn’t believe...

Black Girl Magic on the big screen

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ making history with Black female director and star BY RONDA RACHA PENRICE URBAN NEWS SERVICE “Black cinema” and “blockbuster” are suddenly becoming synonymous....

‘Black Panther’ annihilates competition with $108-million second weekend

BY KEVIN CRUST LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS No one will ever underestimate King T’Challa of Wakanda again. “Black Panther,” proving its $200-million opening weekend was no fluke, eclipsed...

Adorning Wakanda

Meet Douriean Fletcher, the jewelry designer for ‘Black Panther’ BY JEVON PHILLIPS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS “I tried to make it look like (vibranium, the fictional metal that...

He can’t look away

Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, the stately spokesman and tour guide of the Parkland massacre, has become a vocal proponent of stricter gun control...

New book of essays explores King’s political philosophy

By Dr. Glenn C. Altschuler Special to The Florida Courier In “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?’’ (1967), Martin Luther King Jr. examined...

Fabric of history

Black history quilt memorializes 5,000 souls lost to lynch mobs BY BILL LAITNER DETROIT FREE PRESS/TNS DETROIT – The quilter’s fabric is soft, her stitches shine with...

Diversity at Olympics

Blacks participating in Winter Games the highest in history BY WILLIAM DOUGLAS MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Forget about using #OlympicsSoWhite during the 2018 Winter...

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