The best and worst things to buy in August

Back-to-school supplies, yes. No on 50-inch TV and fall fashion. BY JODI O’CONNELL GOBANKINGRATES.COM/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE While the summer doesn’t officially end until late September, August signifies...

‘Behind the Smile’: The rise and fall of Carol Moseley Braun

BY BIANCA TORRES THE SEATTLE TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE In 1992, the election of four women to the U.S. Senate was historic enough to prompt the slogan,...

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...

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...

ROOTS & DIGITAL RAINBOWS

LeVar Burton speaks exclusively to the Florida Courier in advance of his November appearance at Rollins College in Winter Park. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER LeVar Burton...

Berlin wasn’t just Jesse Owens Olympics

‘Olympic Pride, American Prejudice’ tells the stories of other African-Americans who excelled at the 1936 games. BY RONDA RACHA PENRICE URBAN NEWS SERVICE Gymnast Simone Biles. Swimmer...

YEAR IN REVIEW

At the top of their game in 2015 From the students at the University of Missouri to the Black women at the Emmys, these people...

A summer of learning

From Family Features The weather is warm and school is out, but learning experiences shouldn’t end there. The summer months can provide plenty of opportunities...

NO TURNING BACK

During MLK observances, pastors condemn Trump’s comments, urges congregants to pray and press on. Y JAWEED KALEEM, CINDY CHANG AND JENNY JARVIE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The Rev....

Ugly sweaters infiltrate holiday season with garish styles

BY BRITTANY BRITTO BALTIMORE SUN/TNS BALTIMORE – Keisha Jones, 32, of Mitchellville, Md., dons a “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” Christmas T-shirt decorated with pizza slices, a...

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