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Rural voters may feel actions of Supreme Court more keenly

Rural voters may feel actions of Supreme Court more keenly

BY ARIEL HART ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION/MCT ATLANTA — Florence Baggs, an African-American nurse and school board member in rural Long County, Ga., was working at her clinic desk when she got the phone call last year from the U.S. Department of Justice. The county commission’s newly drawn districts would dilute Black voting strength, the caller said, […]

Deltona sponsoring drive for OneBlood

Deltona sponsoring drive for OneBlood

The City of Deltona is sponsoring a blood drive for OneBlood from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 12. A mobile collection unit will be in the parking lot at City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd. Donors will receive a Fandango movie ticket; a $5 gift card to Outback Steakhouse; a 50 percent off voucher to […]

Local doctor to serve on Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine

Local doctor to serve on Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Dr. Tanya Anim, a resident physician participating in Halifax Health’s Family Medicine Residency Program, has been selected to serve on the Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine. The Residency Review Committee is appointed by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to oversee all Family Medicine Residency Programs in the […]

B-CU alumni honor ‘Creamy’ Hayes

B-CU alumni honor ‘Creamy’ Hayes

Former Daytona Beach City Commissioner Edward H. “Creamy” Hayes was presented with the Presidential Outstanding Alumni Ambassador Award June 22 during the 45th Annual National Alumni Convention held June 19-23. The Hillsborough County Alumni Chapter hosted the event in Tampa. Hayes was recognized for outstanding contributions and support of the B-CU Wildcat Band program.

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County Council plans ECHO workshop July 16 The Volusia County Council will hold a workshop to discuss the Volusia ECHO program at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Members will review input from community listening sessions in May and June that gave residents […]

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 […]