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What about our girls?

What about our girls?

During the most critical period of Jessica’s childhood, adults who could have intervened to protect her from abuse let her down over and over. As a child, she was sexually abused in her home and ended up living with her grandmother for a time. At age 11 she became a victim to child sex trafficking […]

President Obama’s mixed record

President Obama’s mixed record

Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist Obstruction by congressional Republicans has been a major obstacle for President Obama for four of his six years in office. But the fact is, specific groups who supported him have won policy victories even in the face of that obstruction. Meanwhile, as 94 percent of African American voters supported President […]

Wildcats didn’t disappoint: Team wins big in Homecoming game against Howard

Wildcats didn’t disappoint: Team wins big in Homecoming game against Howard

The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats whipped the Howard University Bison 49-12 in front of 10,247 fans at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach on Saturday. After a week of barbecues, dances, parties, pep rallies and alumni events, the Wildcats culminated their Homecoming with a big win over Howard. Bethune-Cookman (5-1, 2-0 MEAC) entered the game ranked No. 17 […]

Black women challenge NFL on domestic violence

Black women challenge NFL on domestic violence

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – As the National Football League continues to grapple with its policies on domestic violence and sexual assault, Black women have stepped forward to ensure the NFL gets it right this time. Since footage surfaced of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his wife unconscious, the […]

Richard Sherman and family defy Black athlete stereotypes

Richard Sherman and family defy Black athlete stereotypes

EURWEB.COM There are some good stories that have come out of the NFL this year. There’s Devon Still and his team, the Cincinnati Bengals, supporting his cancer-stricken daughter and cancer research and there’s Super Bowl champion Richard Sherman. Wrong man, you’re thinking? He’s a thug and a loudmouth?! Try a hard working, educated black man instead. […]

Nobody’s ‘uncle’ or ‘house Negro’

Nobody’s ‘uncle’ or ‘house Negro’

Black Republicans speak out about their choice of party “Ugly is ugly. And God don’t like ugly. I don’t play that game. I’m nobody’s uncle. I’m nobody’s house Negro either.” -Webster Barnaby BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Of the 29,276 registered Black voters in Volusia County, just over 3 percent or 928 persons identify […]

Mom to march for justice

Mom to march for justice

Mother of slain 23-year-old will plead for end to violence during B-CU parade BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES As the bands, cheering squads, clubs and city leaders participating in Bethune-Cookman University’s annual Homecoming parade on Saturday make their way down Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, expect to see Jennifer Cord with a flood of […]

Spruce Creek High grad to play with USA rugby team in Australia

Spruce Creek High grad to play with USA rugby team in Australia

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Spruce Creek High School graduate Perry Baker is one of 12 USA Eagles rugby players selected to play in the Gold Coast (Australia) Sevens tournament this weekend. It will be his first appearance on the World Series circuit. Baker played football, basketball, and track at Spruce Creek High, four […]

’40 & Fabulous’: Educator’s new book gives 40 tips on life

’40 & Fabulous’: Educator’s new book gives 40 tips on life

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Longtime educator Dr. Yvette Ursula Scott is encouraging women over 40 to grab hold of their present with more passion than ever in her new book “40 & Fabulous: Forty Ways to Live Your Best Days…After 40.’’ “Ladies: Gone are the days of using that youthful, curvaceous cheerleading photo […]

African leader discusses Ebola, Africa’s untold stories

African leader discusses Ebola, Africa’s untold stories

BY GEORGE WHITE NEW AMERICA MEDIA Editor’s Note: As chair of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma directs the staff and the work of the African Union (AU), the alliance of nations on the continent. In that role, Zuma – a physician – manages AU initiatives on education, the environment, economic development and […]