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Meeting to focus on land-use change near DeLand SunRail station

Meeting to focus on land-use change near DeLand SunRail station

Volusia County staff members will conduct a public workshop to provide an overview of the proposed large-scale comprehensive plan amendment (CPA 12-1-1) to change the future land use designations from urban low intensity and industrial designations to the activity center designation for the area next to the DeLand area SunRail commuter rail station. The workshop […]

Community Calendar for August 2 – August 8, 2012

Community Calendar for August 2 – August 8, 2012

Mentor training scheduled Sept. 18 Community Partnership for Children is recruiting mentors for teenage children in foster care. The next orientation will be held Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Community Partnership for Children, 160 North Beach St. To register or for more information: Susan Hiltz, 386-547-2293 or Susan.Hiltz@cbcvf.org. Music workshop meets at New […]

What’s God got to do with Trayvon’s death?

What’s God got to do with Trayvon’s death?

George Zimmerman, the man who killed Trayvon Martin, told Fox News personality Sean Hannity that the events that occurred on February 26, 2012 were “God’s will.” What a cynical manipulation of our Creator. Zimmerman has proven himself to be a multiple liar.  He called himself destitute, while collecting tens of thousands of dollars from a […]

Lax gun laws allow terrorism at home

Lax gun laws allow terrorism at home

We are shocked and saddened by the massacre in Aurora, Colo. But Aurora is part of a pattern, not an isolated incident. Two days earlier, 17 were hurt outside a bar in Tuscaloosa, Ala., when a gunman opened fire. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others were shot in a Tucson, Ariz., shopping center. Virginia Tech […]

Blacks, Latinos strongest supporters of financial reform

Blacks, Latinos strongest supporters of financial reform

Blacks and Latinos support financial reform more than any other group, according to a new poll released by Lake Research Partners. When consumers were asked if Wall Street caused the financial crisis, eight out of 10 African-Americans agreed. Sixty-five percent of Latinos agreed, compared to an overall rate of 64 percent. The telephone poll, conducted […]

Buried in a sea of government regulations

Buried in a sea of government regulations

We African-Americans must get more involved in making policy. As one of my mentors taught me, “You can be one of two things: a political activist or a political victim.”  We must get into the game and ensure our needs will be met. And we have plenty of needs. As businesses work to overcome staggering obstacles […]