REMEMBERING DIAHANN CARROLL

Pioneering role in ‘Julia’ shattered stereotypes of Black actresses WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Trailblazing actress Diahann Carroll, shown above...

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s Tampa youth group wins top award at Conclave

SPECIAL TO THE COURIER The youth organization of the Tampa chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity received the Southern Region Outstanding Chapter Award at the...

Tampa law school students volunteer at foster-care facility on MLK Day

Students, faculty and staff from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus honored the life and work of Dr. Martin...

The challenge of being BLACK & BLUE

Dallas cop tries to build bridges despite catching flak from fellow officers and African-Americans critical of the police. BY MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DALLAS...

FOOD, WINE & FUN

Florida Courier travel writer finds plenty of culinary and cultural delights at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. BY ELEANOR HENDRICKS MCDANIEL SPECIAL TO THE...

Gabourey Sidibe pens funny, revealing memoir

BY BARBARA VANCHERI PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Darned if the soothsayers aren’t right some times. Take the one who approached Gabourey Sidibe and announced: “I’m psychic. …...

Book explores shifting meaning of responsibility

BOOK REVIEW Review of The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State by Yascha Mounk. Harvard University Press, 280 pages. BY DR. GLENN C....

Too many nursing homes unprepared

Tragedy at Hollywood has heightened focus on new federal disaster-planning rules, which homes must comply with by mid-November. BY JORDAN RAU KAISER HEALTH NEWS/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE It...

Happy Mother’s day

The Florida Courier staff pays tribute to their moms with personal photos and narratives

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