Wednesday, May 27, 2020

‘Falcon’ in flight at Disney World

Actor Anthony Mackie, who portrays “Falcon’’ in the new “Ant-Man’’ movie, takes flight on July 20 on the Astro Orbiter at the Magic Kingdom...

Brussels – Is it on your bucket list?

Florida Courier travel writer shares her insights traveling to Belgium’s trendy city BY ELEANOR HENDRICKS MCDANIEL SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER To Americans, Brussels is one of...

Made in Africa

Contemporary fashions from Ghana’s most notable designers on display at Florida museum BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER African fashion in its most sophisticated form is on display...

Saving soles: Tuskegee grad creates shields for shoes

Protect Your Pumps helps women with high-priced footwear BY RICK ROMELL MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL/TNS MILWAUKEE — Kathryn Jackson operates her business from the most modest of headquarters...

Tampa mom solves challenge of shoe shopping for girls

FROM STAFF REPORTS Colette Glover-Hannah of Tampa was frustrated when she couldn’t find large-size shoes for her ’tween daughter that weren’t too high or too...

Book teaches sewing, styling tips to young fashionistas

BY SARA BAUKNECHT PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/TNS Lesley Ware still remembers helping her mom sew clothes when she was a kid growing up in Muskegon, Mich. Now she’s...

A long journey for a library card

Former Shaw University student receives card denied her 73 years ago BY SARAH NAGEM NEWS & OBSERVER/TNS RALEIGH, N.C. — Pearl Thompson was a student at Shaw...

Magazine berated for lack of dark-skinned Blacks in braids story

FROM WIRE REPORTS Teen Vogue is catching flak for using fair-skinned models in its African braids feature. The magazine received harsh criticism for excluding identifiable dark-skinned...

What to enslaved Africans is the Fourth of July?

Editor’s Note: On July 5, 1852, anti-slavery crusader Frederick Douglass spoke at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Rochester,...

Book aims to debunk myth of absent Black fathers

BY TRE-VELL ANDERSON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Jorja Leap is no ordinary professor. She’s got what many would call “street cred.” Sitting in her office at UCLA, where...