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Libraries to host ‘Medicare 101’ programs

Libraries to host ‘Medicare 101’ programs

Residents who are enrolled in Medicare or will qualify within the next few months are invited to free “Medicare 101” programs at three public libraries in August. The programs will be presented by the nonprofit organization SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). A representative will explain what is covered under Medicare, how individual parts […]

Partnership Plans tobacco prevention education for Volusia youth

Partnership Plans tobacco prevention education for Volusia youth

SPECIAL TO THE COURIER The Tobacco Free Florida – Volusia County Partnership will have an informational session on tobacco prevention education for schools at its next meeting on Monday, July 28, at 4 p.m. at the Volusia County Health Department, 1845 Holsonback Road, Daytona Beach. Teresa Williams, Tobacco Prevention Program manager for Flagler County, will […]

Bipartisan jobs bill tackles urban, youth unemployment

Bipartisan jobs bill tackles urban, youth unemployment

“Supporting education and training for our youth is a smart investment that can help rebuild local economies and pay dividends over the long term.” – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand “The future of our economy depends on an educated, skilled workforce that encompasses all individuals – even the most disconnected and at risk.” – Congressman Chaka […]

Strengthening the Black Diaspora

Strengthening the Black Diaspora

The idea hit me last week during the international panel at our 22nd annual conference in Chicago. Speaking on the panel were National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) members from Colombia, Benin, Ghana, Suriname, Ethiopia and France. (Ghana, France and Suriname have participated at previous conferences).  It was Colombia’s first and they were given an […]

Black Press:  The voice of Black America — Part IV

Black Press: The voice of Black America — Part IV

To publish a document is to establish a permanent record for the future. To publish a newspaper is to preserve an official record of the news and perspectives of a particular period, which is useful today and in the future. The Black Press has been around since the publication of the first Black newspaper. Freedom’s […]

Haven’t I seen these people before?

Haven’t I seen these people before?

For much of this month I was experiencing flashes of déjà vu. It’s come from watching the demonstrators in some towns across the country and reading some of the commentary and reader responses in the newspapers and the blogs protesting the Obama administration’s efforts to temporarily shelter the children fleeing the gang violence ravaging their […]

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Dungy says he would not have drafted Michael Sam

Dungy says he would not have drafted Michael Sam

BY TOD PALMER KANSAS CITY STAR (MCT) It’s a storyline that’s bound to be scrutinized — even over-scrutinized — during Rams training camp, as the roster cuts are made and, if Michael Sam sticks on the 53-man roster, week by week during the NFL season. By now, surely every football fan is aware that Sam, […]

Flagler NAACP to host memorial golf tournament

Flagler NAACP to host memorial golf tournament

The Flagler County NAACP will sponsor the 13th Annual Jacqueline A. Browne Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Pine Course of the Grand Club, 400 Pine Lakes Parkway, Palm Coast. The late Jacqueline A. Browne revitalized the dormant Flagler County branch in 2000 after being approached by individuals experiencing bias. Browne, an educator, […]

Goal of soccer program to help special-needs kids

Goal of soccer program to help special-needs kids

BY ALEXANDRA TORREALBA MIAMI HERALD (MCT) The conclusion of the World Cup has not ended soccer fever throughout South Florida, especially among smaller fans. Oscar Amuz, a passionate soccer trainer born in Uruguay, is devoted, body and soul, to Hope for Autism, United for Soccer Foundation, also know as Autism Soccer, an organization he founded […]