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Splash N Dash Aquathlon taking place in Palm Coast

Splash N Dash Aquathlon taking place in Palm Coast

The Splash N Dash Aquathlon, a free, non-competitive swimming and running event for children 5 to 15, will be held beginning at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Belle Terre Park and Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Check-in and packet-pickup will begin at 8:15 a.m. Participation is free, but pre-registration is […]

The Supreme Court’s true colors

The Supreme Court’s true colors

Last week, the Supreme Court’s conservative faction revealed more clearly than ever before its true colors. It showed that in the political war over America’s future it supports those who want to return to the exclusionary policies and practices of the past. That this is guiding principle of Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices […]

Is the president ‘Black’ enough?

Is the president ‘Black’ enough?

“If you had a choice of color, which one would you choose my brother?” – Curtis Mayfield – 1969 In the official U.S. 2010 head count, President Barack Obama provided one answer to the question about his ethnic background: African-American. Since the option was introduced in 2000, the census figures indicate that the country has […]

Black sports agents strike out with Black athletes

Black sports agents strike out with Black athletes

While Black athletes dominate football and basketball, and have a major presence in baseball, relatively few of them hire Black attorneys, accountants, and agents, thereby, putting as much as 5 percent of their contract amount into someone else’s economy. For years now, we have seen this intriguing phenomenon. In 1995, Black Enterprise magazine ran an […]

‘I recall having to pay a poll tax’

‘I recall having to pay a poll tax’

REP. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST With its ruling on the Voting Rights Act, the Supreme Court has taken the country back to a time when racial minorities were not able to participate equitably in the voting process. The court’s decision is disgraceful to civil rights leaders and legislators who have fought to preserve […]

Thousands of borrowers to get mortgage payments reduced

Thousands of borrowers to get mortgage payments reduced

BY LES CHRISTIE CNN NEW YORK – Starting this week, hundreds of thousands of struggling borrowers could be in for a pleasant surprise: a quick and easy way to get their mortgage payments back on track — and save considerable money. Through a new effort called the Streamlined Modification Initiative, borrowers with mortgages backed by […]

Fireworks Over Voting Rights as Leaders Demand Remedy for Court Decision by Hazel Trice Edney

Fireworks Over Voting Rights as Leaders Demand Remedy for Court Decision by Hazel Trice Edney

  As the July 4th Independence Day holiday approached this week, civil rights leaders across the country were focused on honing new strategies to attain the equality that the Declaration of Independence promises. Stunned by a June 25 U. S. Supreme Court ruling that gutted one of the most crucial sections of the Voting Rights Act […]

Competition By Cable Networks for Black Viewers Grows With Popularity of OWN

Competition By Cable Networks for Black Viewers Grows With Popularity of OWN

Competition by Cable Networks for Black Viewers Grows With Popularity of OWN Cable viewing for the first week of June climbed significantly after the Memorial Day holiday, and competition for viewers’ attention was strong. Black households were locked in on new and old favorites: The NBA for the men, Disney for the kids and OWN’s […]

HIV Infection Rates Decline Among Black Women by Zenitha Prince

HIV Infection Rates Decline Among Black Women by Zenitha Prince

Just in time for National HIV Testing Day, which was observed on June 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered some encouraging news: for the first time in a decade, the HIV infection rate among Black women declined. Between 2008 and 2010, the latest available data, the incidence rate among that group fell […]

Senate Bill Quietly Curtails African Immigration by Jason Margolis

Senate Bill Quietly Curtails African Immigration by Jason Margolis

African immigrants rally in front of the White House on April 3 to support keeping the Diversity Visa. Roughly 25,000 Africans come to the US each year through the program. PHOTO: Cameroon American Council Each year, 50,000 people are selected at random to immigrate to the United States. They don’t need specialized job skills or […]