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COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 20

COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 20

Greg Logan’s college picks

HBCUs teams away this weekend

HBCUs teams away this weekend

Florida HBCU football teams all have games out of state this weekend. Bethune-Cookman University will play North Texas on Sept. 10 in Denton, Texas. The game is at 7 p.m. The Wildcats’ next home game will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 17 against Tennessee State University. The game will be played at Municipal Stadium in […]

TWO SIMONES, MUCH RESPECT

TWO SIMONES, MUCH RESPECT

Texas swimmer wins two golds and two silvers STORIES BY CHAREAN WILLIAMS FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE RIO DE JANEIRO – When Simone Manuel woke up on Aug. 11, she was just another Olympic swimmer. Twenty-four hours later, the Sugar Land, Texas, native was front-page news. LeBron James, Serena Williams and other celebrities tweeted their […]

Berlin wasn’t just Jesse Owens Olympics

Berlin wasn’t just Jesse Owens Olympics

‘Olympic Pride, American Prejudice’ tells the stories of other African-Americans who excelled at the 1936 games. BY RONDA RACHA PENRICE URBAN NEWS SERVICE Gymnast Simone Biles. Swimmer Simone Manuel. Shot putter Michelle Carter. All three won gold medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics in sports not typically associated with Black American athletes. Eighty years ago, […]

Florida’s Finest – August 12, 2016

Florida’s Finest – August 12, 2016

Left: The U.S. women’s 4×100 relay team won silver on Aug. 6, the first weekend of the Olympics. Shown from left at the Olympics Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are Amanda Weir, Lia Neal, Allison Schmitt and Katie Ledecky. Ledecky also won gold in the individual 400-meter freestyle and set a new world […]

GOLDEN MOMENTS from the 2016 olympics

GOLDEN MOMENTS from the 2016 olympics

USA shines in gymnastics; big win for swimmers BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Team USA got off to strong start at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here are some of the golden moments of the week, prior to the Florida Courier’s Wednesday presstime. The “Final Five’’ gymnastics team dominated the competition and won gold. […]

GOLDEN MOMENTS from the 2016 olympics

GOLDEN MOMENTS from the 2016 olympics

Muslim fencer making Olympic history

Muslim fencer making Olympic history

Ibtihaj Muhammad of New Jersey will be the first American woman to compete in the Games wearing a hijab. BY DAVID WHARTON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Reporters crowd around Ibtihaj Muhammad for the better part of an hour, standing two and three deep, pushing close, a jostling mass of cameras, lights and microphones. Her smile remains […]

REMEMBERING ‘THE GREATEST’

REMEMBERING ‘THE GREATEST’

Courier photojournalist shares his experience in Louisville during Muhammad Ali’s funeral BY DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR. FLORIDA COURIER Muhammad Ali was a hero to many people around the world. I remember watching some of his fights on television with my dad as a kid. My friends and I wanted to box just like Ali so […]

How Ali helped Lexington heal wounds

How Ali helped Lexington heal wounds

1994 visit helped ease racial tensions after Black teen killed by officer BY BRIAN SIMMS LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE LEXINGTON, Ky. – October 1994 was one of Lexington’s darkest chapters. An 18-year-old unarmed Black man named Tony Sullivan was killed by a White Lexington police officer. The officer, Sgt. Phil Vogel, said his gun […]