Outdoor Oasis

Transform your outside space into a party place From Family Features Creating a perfect outdoor oasis — the first step toward a summer filled with carefree...

A peek inside the Roman’s Rome

Touring Italian city  with natives an ideal way to sightsee, save BY ELEANOR HENDRICKS MCDANIEL SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER For many people, the best part of...

New Toni Morrison book deals with skin color, child abuse

BOOK REVIEW Review of “God Help the Child: A Novel.’’ By Toni Morrison.  Alfred A. Knopf. 178 pp.  $24.95. BY DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The...

Cynthia Bond’s ‘Ruby’ tells of woman’s trials in all-Black Texas town

BY ELIZABETH HAMILTON DALLAS MORNING NEWS/TNS Cynthia Bond had just finished teaching a writing class when her cell phone rang. “Hello, Cynthia,” said the voice on the...

What to do if you missed the April 15 tax deadline

BY JENNIFER CALONIA GOBANKINGRATES.COM/TNS Missing the federal tax-filing deadline on April 15 doesn’t mean you’re in Uncle Sam’s doghouse yet, but it does mean you need...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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