HURRICANE IRMA – Thank the meteorologists for lives spared

Forecasting, satellite monitoring and government planning have dramatically improved in recent decades. BY MATT PEARCE, MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE AND EVAN HALPER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS NAPLES – During a...

‘Where the trad jazz happens’

On New Orleans’ Royal Street, the music is sweet, history is deep CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS An...

Many Latinos who went to Gulf Coast for Katrina work stayed and thrived

BY KAREN NELSON BILOXI SUN HERALD/TNS PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Many hard-working Hispanics with skills in construction and roofing poured into the Gulf Coast for jobs after...

Where slavery was introduced in Georgia

Historians want to revive plantation site where cotton gin was created BY DAN CHAPMAN ATLANTA JOURNAL- CONSTITUTION (TNS) SAVANNAH, Ga. — No museum graces the most important site...

Florida Courier wins more awards for writing, photos

FROM STAFF REPORTS Continuing its award-winning ways in 10 years as a statewide newspaper, the Florida Courier has racked up three awards from the Florida...

A taste of Miami for schoolkids

Liberty City students treated to a tour of Little Haiti, Little Havana and Wynwood that combined culture, history and cuisine. BY CARLOS FRIAS MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI —...

Dad’s Day, Dad’s Way

Gift ideas sure to bring a smile From Family Features Finding the perfect gift for dear ol’ dad may be easier than you think. Show that...

In a league of her own

Claire Smith made history last week by becoming the first female and fourth Black to receive Baseball Hall of Fame award. BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Sports...

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...

GETTING LOOSE AT CARNIVAL 2015

The energy of thousands of masqueraders moving to the beat of bone-rattling soca music makes Miami Broward One Carnival one of Florida’s most distinctive...

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