Home for the holidays

Issues with drugs pushed Juanita away from her family, down to Florida, where she was homeless for many years. Last year, with the help of...

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...

Black St. Pete college alumni to celebrate 60th anniversary

Alumni of Gibbs Junior College will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the St. Petersburg institution later this month. African-Americans from Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota,...

Prince protégé Vanity dies at 57

Denise Katrina Matthews, also known as Vanity, died Feb. 15 at a hospital in Fremont, Calif. She was 57. Matthews was the lead singer of...

This ‘Underground Railroad’ is more than a metaphor

DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER As Colson Whitehead’s searing new novel opens, Cora, a teenage slave, “who had seen men hung from...

Newer, larger ships coming to Florida cruise ports

BY RICHARD TRIBOU ORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS) ORLANDO — Out with the old and in with the new. That’s the theme for the Florida cruise port shuffle...

Michael Brown book gets picked up by Hollywood

BY JOE HOLLEMAN ST. LOUS POST-DISPATCH/TNS Warner Bros. is taking steps to make a movie about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in 2014 in Ferguson,...

THE GOOD THAT CAME OUT OF KATRINA

Devastating hurricane has led to major improvements in the past 10 years BY KEN KAYE SUN SENTINEL/TNS FORT LAUDERDALE  — Hurricane Katrina, the most-destructive and third-deadliest storm...

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Editor’s note: The question Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. posed decades ago still resonates in 2019. Here is an edited excerpt...

‘The world is indeed yours for the taking’

Some words of wisdom from 2015 graduation speakers BY CAROLYN BIGDA CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS This year’s college graduates may not need as much of a pep talk during...

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