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Barack Obama has spent the past several weeks months promoting his political memoir, “A Promised Land.” But the former president’s messaging is out of touch, tone-deaf, and indicative of his personal and class interests. I’m Black and 20 years old. I wasn’t able to vote in either of Obama’s presidential elections, but I can see […]

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi implored Republican Party volunteers in Tallahassee to stress the positives of mail-in-ballots as a campaign bus tour for President Donald Trump swung through Northwest Florida on Aug. 12. Trump campaign senior adviser Corey Lewandowski also signaled the party will try […]

BY KATE FELDMAN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS Bring out the rhythm nation: Janet’s back. Janet Jackson is going out on tour this summer in support of her upcoming album, “Black Diamond,” set to be released later this year. Along with new hits, the singer, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame […]

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER LOS ANGELES – Mykal Kilgore recently was named an Outstanding New Artist nominee for the 51st NAACP Image Awards. His 2019 debut album is “A Man Born Black.’’ The award-winning Broadway performer is using his voice to share his truths. He is a graduate of Edgewater High School in Orlando and will […]

BY GEORGE VARGA SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE/TNS Alicia Keys is wasting no time promoting her upcoming seventh studio album, “Alicia,” which will be released March 20. On Tuesday morning, the 15-time Grammy Award winner announced her “Alicia — The World Tour” 2020 concert trek, which opens June 5 in Dublin, Ireland. The announcement came just five […]

The media executive and talk show host kicked off her Vision Tour in South Florida BY CINDY KRISCHER GOODMAN SUN SENTINEL/TNS Planning to get healthier in 2020?  Oprah Winfrey, the queen of inspiration, came to Fort Lauderdale recently to help with that plan. Winfrey knows the new year and new decade will launch many people […]

BY LOLLY BOWEANCHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS CHICAGO – Nearly a year after kicking off a rock star-style book tour that sold out stadiums across the country, former first lady Michelle Obama has announced the publication of her second book, officials said. But instead of focusing on her own unique journey, this time Obama will ask her readers […]