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Overdraft fees still a problem

Overdraft fees still a problem

A new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finds that overdraft fees continue to pose high risks to consumers, despite recent regulatory changes. The report focuses on the dreaded overdraft charge, the fees banks and credit unions collect for covering customer transactions that exceed checking account balances. Sounds simple, but many times the […]

McNorton hosts free two-day clinic again for local kids

McNorton hosts free two-day clinic again for local kids

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES For the seventh year in a row, Daytona Beach native and retired Detroit Lions player Bruce McNorton has conducted a free football clinic at Derbyshire Park for local boys and girls. McNorton, a scout for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is a 1977 Spruce Creek High School graduate. “I do this because […]

Deltas salute seniors with Hats Off Luncheon

Deltas salute seniors with Hats Off Luncheon

On June 8, the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. honored senior citizens with their annual Hats Off Luncheon held at Duff’s Buffet in South Daytona. Crowned this year as Mr. and Mrs. Hats Off were Mrs. Betty C. Hardeman (95) and Dr. James E. Huger (98). Mrs. Hardeman and Dr. […]

Showing off their pretty hats for a good cause

Showing off their pretty hats for a good cause

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

GED and life skills program in Flagler taking applications The Road to Success is taking applications for the next semester that starts July 8. It is a free GED prep and life skills training program designed to help out-of-school youth ages 16-21 become members of the workforce. Participants will receive GED prep and remediation, job readiness training, life […]

State of Equality and Justice in America: 50th Anniversary of Medgar Evers’ Assassination Reminds Us of Civil Rights Work That Remains

State of Equality and Justice in America: 50th Anniversary of Medgar Evers’ Assassination Reminds Us of Civil Rights Work That Remains

  Barbara Arnwine State of Equality and Justice in America: 50th Anniversary of Medgar Evers’ Assassination Reminds Us of Civil Rights Work That Remains Opportunity for Young Activists to Meet Unmet Needs By Barbara R. Arnwine Fighting for social and racial justice is the enduring component of the civil right movements. In the tumultuous 1960s […]

Judge Accused of Making Racial Comments Under Review

Judge Accused of Making Racial Comments Under Review

A council of federal judges in Washington will look into a misconduct complaint against a conservative judge who’s alleged to have made racially discriminatory comments. Judge Edith Jones of the New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allegedly said at a speech in February that were racially offensive to Blacks and Latinos. On Wednesday, […]

Former U.S. Rep Allen West Blasts Bill Cosby Over Comments Praising Black Muslims

Former U.S. Rep Allen West Blasts Bill Cosby Over Comments Praising Black Muslims

Courtesy Photo Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper Comedian-activist Bill Cosby is often the outspoken “uncle” whose sometimes-provocative comments, usually on Black parenting, are hotly debated, but eventually forgiven. But the recently defeated freshman Florida Republican Congressman Allen West seems unwilling to overlook the legendary entertainer’s recent comments on […]

Rep. Hank Johnson Helps Secure HBCU Funds

Rep. Hank Johnson Helps Secure HBCU Funds

Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) has helped secure $5 million to increase funding for science research at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority institutions (MIs). The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) “marked up” or amended and approved the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last week. In a 15-hour marathon session, the […]

Stop, Frisk and Swab: America’s DNA Database

Stop, Frisk and Swab: America’s DNA Database

Alonzo King American criminal justice entered a new era when the U.S. Supreme Court decided recently that law enforcement could take DNA samples from arrestees. However, complex consequences await communities of color already reeling from police abuse of stop and frisk practices. It’s not simply about DNA evidence being a better way to catch and […]