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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

As the U.S. observes Memorial Day, here are some fast facts about the place considered the nation’s most hallowed ground. Lying just across the river from Washington D.C., Arlington National Cemetery bears witness to America’s history, pays tribute to our military and recognizes the sacrifice made by our men and women in uniform. The Arlington […]

How to prepare for a disaster

How to prepare for a disaster

Click here to download this clip-and-save page to see whether your family is ready in case disaster strikes.

Black St. Pete college alumni to celebrate 60th anniversary

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, Pasco, Hernando and Polk counties attended the college from 1957 to 1965.  Gibbs was the second of 12 African-American colleges located around the state until 1962. Founded under the leadership of […]

Plenty of Jazz in Jacksonville

Plenty of Jazz in Jacksonville

The City of Jacksonville Beach presented a Summer Jazz Series concert on May 21 at the Sea Walk Pavilion. The free concert included performances by headliner Alex Bugnon and opening acts Limitless (above) and Steve Cole. Jazz continues this weekend in Jacksonville with the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, which will be held downtown. Lineup: Jacksonvillejazzfest.com

Not rushing to the altar

Not rushing to the altar

New Census report highlights how young adults’ views on marriage and adulthood are vastly different from their parents. BY GARY ROTSTEIN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PITTSBURGH – Shenay Jeffrey, a 28-year-old Point Breeze resident in a committed relationship for the past two years, is already six years older than the age at which her […]

Philadelphia sues Wells Fargo for discriminating against Blacks

Philadelphia sues Wells Fargo for discriminating against Blacks

State says banks knew borrowers couldn’t handle expensive loans BY JOSEPH N. DISTEFANO PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Wells Fargo & Co. of overcharging more than 1,000 Black and Latino homebuyers for loans to buy homes in the city since 2004. Citing six confidential informants […]

How not to get fired like Comey

How not to get fired like Comey

BY LAURA WOODS GOBANKINGRATES.COM/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Last week, President Trump sent shockwaves through the nation when he fired FBI Director James Comey, whose 10-year term should have placed him in office until September 2023. Precedent made Comey appear untouchable, considering this is only the second time in U.S. history a president has made such […]

Instagram copies another Snapchat feature: Face filters

Instagram copies another Snapchat feature: Face filters

BY TRACEY LIEN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS SAN FRANCISCO – Instagram continued to play copycat to Snapchat, launching on Tuesday its own version of face filters — a feature popularized on Snap Inc.’s app. The new Instagram tool superimposes adornments such as animal ears, hats, makeup and masks over a person’s face on the app. The […]

Senator to present free Choice Challenge for teens

Senator to present free Choice Challenge for teens

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER It takes a village to raise a child and for the past five years, Senate Democratic Minority Leader Oscar Braynon II has created an event for the youth to teach the good, the bad, and the ugly of certain choices made in life. On May 20, the fifth annual “Choice Challenge” will […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

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