African-American volunteers needed for Alzheimer’s study

Blacks in U.S. twice as likely as Whites to develop disease FROM FAMILY FEATURES More than five million Americans are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and scientists...

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...

‘WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?’

Bethune-Cookman University’s sixth president believes he’s moving the school in the right direction, despite questions from alumni and others. BY JENISE GRIFFIN MORGAN FLORIDA COURIER DAYTONA BEACH...

PERCY TYRONE SLEDGE / 1940-2015

‘Baby, please don’t treat me bad’ In this file photo, singer Percy Sledge performed at the Rock’ N’ Roll Hall of Fame’s 20th anniversary induction...

US removing Cuba from list of state sponsors of terror

President required to inform Congress 45 days before directive takes effect BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MIAMI HERALD/TNS After 33 years of designating Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism,...

DEPARTMENTAL DISGRACE

Florida legislators refuse to take strong measures to control the violently dysfunctional Florida Department of Corrections despite the arrest of White supremacist prison guards...

Unarmed, shot dead

S.C. cop charged with killing fleeing Black man COMPILED FROM STAFF REPORTS NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – A South Carolina police officer was charged with murder in...

2015 NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Huskie women celebrate in Tampa The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team erupts in celebration after defeating Notre Dame, 63-53, Tuesday in the NCAA Championship game...

Ferguson City Council will include three Blacks

BY STEPHEN DEERE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH / TNS FERGUSON, MO.– For the first time in Ferguson’s 120-year history, its city council will have three Black members. Perhaps...

Recent firings sound alarms for Black college coaches

BY SHANNON RYAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE / TNS When Tracy Dildy was growing up, watching men like Nolan Richardson roam the sideline at Arkansas and John Thompson...

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