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FADES AND FELLOWSHIP

FADES AND FELLOWSHIP

Gatherings of Black men, fused by ‘The Barbershop Diaries’ documentary, leads to open and raw conversations. BY DAVID E. EARLY SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS/TNS SAN JOSE, Calif. — In African-American culture, the barbershop has long been called “the Black man’s country club.” Intimacy results because cutting hair is personal and tactile — artistic, yet precise. […]

Faith in family, God helps columnist cope with ALS

Faith in family, God helps columnist cope with ALS

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series on columnist Jim Clingman’s bout with ALS. HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE It was the perfect plan. After living in his native Cincinnati, Ohio for all of their 22 years of marriage, Sylvia and Jim Clingman were preparing to move to another […]

BUILDING SECURE FUTURES – one family at a time

BUILDING SECURE FUTURES – one family at a time

From Family Features According to a study done by LIMRA, a non-profit life insurance industry research organization, as many as 40 percent of U.S. households would have immediate trouble meeting household expenses if a primary wage earner were to pass away today. The study also showed that a majority of Gen X and Y consumers […]

A salute to the ‘Matriarch of the Voting Rights Movement’

A salute to the ‘Matriarch of the Voting Rights Movement’

Mrs. Amelia Boynton Robinson among honorees at 11th Annual Onyx Awards in Orlando COMPILED BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Mrs. Amelia Boynton Robinson, known globally as the “Matriarch of the Voting Rights Movement,’’ was the special guest of honor last month in Orlando for the 11th Annual Onyx Awards. Robinson, who is over 100 years old, […]

Market for alligator meat way up in state

Market for alligator meat way up in state

Tail and jaw meat most desirable; price for pound about $8.75 now in Florida BY SUSAN JACOBSON ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS SANFORD  — When out-of-town friends visited Brian Hayes last week, he took them out for alligator meat at the aptly named Gator’s Riverside Grille. “I just like it because it’s something different,” said Hayes, 36, of […]

Federal reserve official: Weak job growth probably temporary

Federal reserve official: Weak job growth probably temporary

BY JIM PUZZANGHERA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS WASHINGTON — A top Federal Reserve official said Monday that last month’s weak job growth probably was temporary, part of a first-quarter economic slowdown triggered by unusually bad winter weather in the Northeast and Midwest. William C. Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, estimated that […]

Handling their business on the court

Handling their business on the court

MIAMI OPEN 2015 Serena. Venus. Sloane. How sisters are faring at Key Biscayne tournament FROM STAFF REPORTS It was a grueling battle against Sabine Lisicki but Serena Williams pulled it off on a scorching hot Wednesday afternoon at the Miami Open. The top-ranked player in the world got her 700th career win. The 2015 Miami […]

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS 2015

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS 2015

From R&B superstars to jazz greats Miami Gardens celebrates 10 years of great music with legendary artists BY LISA ROGERS-CHERRY FLORIDA COURIER Music lovers from around the world converged on South Florida for the 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens March 21-22, a weekend packed with well-known jazz and R&B artists. The first day of […]

White House correspondent’s new book details experience covering presidents

White House correspondent’s new book details experience covering presidents

EURWEB.COM April D. Ryan is veteran journalist who has been a White House correspondent for the past 18 years. She also serves as the Washington bureau chief for the American Urban Radio Networks. Besides covering the Obama administration, Ryan’s responsibilities include hosting “The White House Report,” a syndicated show airing on about 300 radio stations […]

Ways you could accidentally commit tax fraud

Ways you could accidentally commit tax fraud

What to consider before sending returns to IRS BY DANIEL CROSS GOBANKINGRATES.COM (TNS) It’s that time of the year again. You’re getting all your W-2 forms, deductions and other paperwork together while mentally making sure everything is in order. Tax laws change every year and a mistake could end up costing you money, or worse […]