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Justice refused for another African-American teenager?

Justice refused for another African-American teenager?

JUDGE GREG MATHIS SPECIAL TO THE NNPA FROM THE MICHIGAN CHRONICLE My thoughts and prayers are with Ron Davis and Lucia McBath, the parents whose teenage son was murdered on November 23, 2012. Jordan Davis was killed following an argument with an older White male who became upset that Davis and his friends were playing […]

The value of HBCUs –  Part II

The value of HBCUs – Part II

With specific emphasis on Howard University, let’s consider a few solutions to the challenges HBCUs face. There are some who say HBCUs are irrelevant and no longer necessary because we are living in a “post-racial” society, mainly because a Black man was elected president of the U.S. You’ve heard it: He who defines you also […]

Free Press distorts Black TV ownership

Free Press distorts Black TV ownership

Over the past few months there have been several news stories about no Blacks owning major broadcast TV stations anymore. The cries have bordered on mass hysteria. It turns out that the story is not true. Most of this hysteria in the media has been created by Free Press, a White, liberal advocacy group. According […]

Blacks have more reasons to be fearful than Whites

Blacks have more reasons to be fearful than Whites

In the years after enslavement, Southern Whites did all they could to return to a manner of slavery. No White “owned” a Black person, but many Whites behaved as if they did. Theoretically, Blacks were free to come and go as they pleased, but if they went to the wrong store, sat in the wrong […]

Victory lap continues for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Victory lap continues for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

BY GEORGE DIAZ ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT Dale Earnhardt Jr. is enjoying the ride. “Late Show with David Letterman?” Check. “Good Morning America?” Check. ESPN? Check. The media blitz has been a bit of a magical mystery tour for Earnhardt, who has had little time for anything else other than celebrating and answering questions since winning the […]

Raising an Olympian

Raising an Olympian

By Terri Fedonczak How do you raise an Olympic athlete? The first question you want to ask yourself is not “How?’ it’s “Why?” Do you want your child to be an Olympic athlete, because it is their dream, or yours? In the former case there is a foundation for success, as you are supporting your child in […]

WPUL-AM 1590 goes silent

WPUL-AM 1590 goes silent

Technical problems cause shutdown FROM STAFF REPORTS After 25 years, five months, 18 days, 21 hours, three minutes and 21 seconds of continuous radio broadcasting, WPUL-AM 1590, Volusia County’s only Black-owned radio station, signed off for the foreseeable future on Monday morning, Feb. 17, at 3:03 a.m. The reason for the shutdown: Technical problems. Covered […]

Students find new career at barber school

Students find new career at barber school

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona State College held a ribbon cutting for the opening of its new barber school at the New Smyrna Beach campus Feb. 12. College and elected officials, dignitaries, Chamber members and Daytona State students and staff attended the event. Jonathan Worsham, lll was honored as Barber Student of the Year, […]

Revitalization of Midtown moves closer to reality

Revitalization of Midtown moves closer to reality

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A booming Midtown is one step closer to reality as the next step of the Midtown Master Plan is undertaken. The City of Daytona Beach has received two request for proposals (RFPs) to implement the area’s redevelopment. The redevelopment will be executed with input of the public from either […]

Former NFL player tackles diabetes in Daytona Beach

Former NFL player tackles diabetes in Daytona Beach

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Kendall Simmons is no longer tackling defensive players on the football field, but he’s tackling a different beast – type 1 diabetes. The former NFL player will be the featured speaker at a free diabetes seminar at the Center for Health and Wellness at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center […]