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Former government manager tells of experience working for farmers’ rights

Former government manager tells of experience working for farmers’ rights

The full impact of a demonstration by Black farmers called on President Bill Clinton to assure fair treatment on behalf of the farmers in agricultural lending programs. The public display had opened an examination of all fronts within the USDA. That was 1996 and a suit was filed in court against Secretary of Agriculture Dan […]

Human Services Advisory Board to meet Tuesday

Human Services Advisory Board to meet Tuesday

Volusia County’s Human Services Advisory Board will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the United Way office, 3747 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Members will discuss upcoming community meetings, review the Community Services Block Grant third-quarter reports, discuss the status of the grant application for fiscal year 2015, approve a new board […]

A humanitarian effort

A humanitarian effort

Last week the United States was confronted with a serious problem with immigrant children in deciding on whether to send them back to their country plagued with danger or to keep them in the United States. With so many different opinions about this issue, a rational person can’t help but raise concerns on many levels. […]

Black press: The voice of Black  America – Part III

Black press: The voice of Black America – Part III

Former U.S. Rep. Parren Mitchell (D-Md.) once told me, “It is long overdue for Black Americans to understand the urgent and ongoing necessity to defend and to support Black-owned businesses in the United States.” Mitchell was an outstanding freedom fighter and one of the original founders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) more than 40 […]

Nothing essential about Essence

Nothing essential about Essence

I wrote a column three years ago titled, “Black Women No Longer Have Their Essence.” My point was that Essence, the pre-eminent magazine for Black women, had become irrelevant and an embarrassment to the Black community. Unfortunately, Essence has continued its descent into irrelevancy. For 20 years, Essence has sponsored an annual party during the […]

Drop in Black homeownership rate double that of Whites

Drop in Black homeownership rate double that of Whites

Each year the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University assesses the nation’s housing outlook. They recently-released The State of the Nation’s Housing in 2014 reveals that troubled housing areas remain in the midst of rising prices, higher interest rates and low inventories. According to the report, “Millions of homeowners, particularly in minority and […]

Labor group withdraws UNCF support over $25 million by Koch brothers

Labor group withdraws UNCF support over $25 million by Koch brothers

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has discontinued supplying scholarships to the United Negro College Fund because it accepted a $25 million donation from ultra-conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch and UNCF President Michael Lomax apparent support for the brothers’ […]

Four city zones idea gets nowhere

Four city zones idea gets nowhere

Kimmons says reducing Daytona districts would mean better resources for all residents BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach commissioners dove into a list of around three-dozen charter changes for over two hours at their last meeting. The changes came from the city’s Charter Review Committee and input from Daytona Beach residents. The commissioners […]

A winning smile

A winning smile

Aric Almirola takes a selfie with a fan on Saturday at the Daytona International Speedway. Almirola, who was born in Fort Walton Beach, won the rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 race on Sunday. Click here for story and more photos. ( DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

Crossdressers pass off phony currency as real deal

Crossdressers pass off phony currency as real deal

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES You may want to give your bills the onceover while Daytona Beach police officers identify and apprehend two men who passed off counterfeit currency as authentic at the CVS Pharmacy on LPGA Boulevard. The two men exchanged the money for merchandise on June 20. Video surveillance may make it […]