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‘Helping Citizens Be Aware’ is topic of free Palm Coast event Mark Rutledge of the Crime Prevention Task Force of Florida will give a presentation titled “Helping Citizens Be Aware” during a free Lunch n’ Lecture program offered by the City of Palm Coast’s Parks & Recreation Department, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Topics […]

‘Prisonpreneur’:  From cells to sales

‘Prisonpreneur’: From cells to sales

(This article is dedicated to the folks in jails and prisons. Please share it with them.) According to the 13th Amendment, slavery in this country has not been fully abolished; there is an exception that says if one is duly convicted of a crime he or she can be enslaved.  If you have been enslaved […]

Prevent hunger in our land of plenty

Prevent hunger in our land of plenty

While many American families gathered around the Thanksgiving table last week, some of us combined this year’s traditional dinners with Hanukkah feasts; a too quiet group was left out of the national celebration. The nearly 49 million Americans, including nearly 16 million children, living in food insecure households struggled to afford the food they need. […]

Thanksgiving and other myths

Thanksgiving and other myths

Theoretically, Thanksgiving celebrates the breaking of bread between Native Americans and Pilgrims, who might have starved were it not for the generosity of those who first occupied this country. Pilgrims and their descendants developed the myth of the shared Thanksgiving. The myth leaves out the unprovoked massacre of tens of thousands on Native Americans because […]

The American Dream lives! But…

The American Dream lives! But…

It’s the current American reality that’s become a nightmare for millions upon millions whose lives, occupations and economic stability once seemed to embody it. A new survey released Thanksgiving week by the Washington Post and the Miller Center, a nonpartisan, public policy-focused affiliate of the University of Virginia, offers fresh evidence that Americans overwhelmingly still […]

Unsportsmanlike conduct: The exploitation of Black athletes

Unsportsmanlike conduct: The exploitation of Black athletes

How pros go from rags to riches and back to rags BY EVERETT L. GLENN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – There have been so many former professional athletes in the news recently who have gone from rags-to-riches-back-to-rags again that they could form their own reality show. Future Hall of Famer Terrell Owens, for example, accumulated […]

Wildcats fall to Coastal Carolina in playoffs

Wildcats fall to Coastal Carolina in playoffs

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES CONWAY, S.C. – Alex Ross tossed four touchdown passes on Saturday, leading No. 11 Coastal Carolina past No. 12 Bethune-Cookman, 48-24 at Brooks Stadium in a first-round FCS playoff game. The homestanding Chanticleers advance to play eight-seed Montana next weekend in Missoula, Montana. Bethune-Cookman (10-3) was unable to stop Ross as […]