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EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE HOLIDAYS 2020 The holiday season kicked off joyfully last week with Orlando-based gospel inspirational group Joyful! The group, formed in 2009, perform Dec. 1 at Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays. The festival, which features Christmas and Kwanzaa music by Joyful!, runs through Dec. 31.

Harvard Law School’s first deaf-blind graduate joins company  SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER MORRISVILLE, N.C. – Lenovo, a leader in innovation and developing transformative products, services and solutions, recently released its 2018/2019 Diversity & Inclusion Report.  One key highlight is Haben Girma, Harvard Law School’s first deaf-blind graduate joining the team as the first external […]

BY MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS It is the job of U.S. Border Patrol agents to capture people crossing into the country illegally. In Arizona this month, they chose another target: one of the many volunteers who provide food, water and other supplies aimed at helping migrants survive in the desert. Scott Warren, 35, a […]

Muslims hit hardest with hate attacks as fear heightened among African-Americans, others. TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The number of hate groups in the United States rose for a second year in a row in 2016 as the radical right was energized by the candidacy of Donald Trump, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) […]

Denise Katrina Matthews, also known as Vanity, died Feb. 15 at a hospital in Fremont, Calif. She was 57. Matthews was the lead singer of the Prince group Vanity 6 from the 1980s and 1990s. She died from kidney failure and an abdominal illness. Matthews was born on Jan. 4, 1959, in Niagara Falls, Ontario. […]

‘I’ll write a song for you’ Bassist Verdine White, left, and his brother – singer, drummer and producer Maurice White of the group Earth, Wind and Fire – performed during a tribute at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards show in 2004. Maurice White died Feb. 3 at age 74.  Click here to read more. (RICHARD […]

LOS ANGELES TIMES Maurice White, co-founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, died at his Los Angeles home on Feb. 3 at age 74. “My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep,” Earth, Wind & Fire co-founder Verdine White said in a statement released to the […]