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Free legal clinics taking place in Daytona Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, the primary provider of free legal aid in Central Florida, is hosting a series of free legal advice clinics through mid-December called Walk-In Wednesday. The clinics will take place at the Volusia County office, 128 Orange Ave., Daytona Beach, on Dec. 3, Dec. […]

Midterm election lies and consequences

Midterm election lies and consequences

One source of the widespread losses the Democratic Party suffered this month in the midterm elections can be traced to the Ebola crisis that began claiming numerous victims across the U.S. last month—a crisis many attributed to the managerial incompetence of President Obama for not preventing the disease’s appearance in the country. You ask: What […]

Lynch deserves swift confirmation

Lynch deserves swift confirmation

African-American women were excited about President Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States. Since she has sailed through two Senate confirmations, her current confirmation ought to move quickly and without controversy. But Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Tenn.) and his crowd seem to want to drag the process […]

Is the GOP ready to welcome Blacks?

Is the GOP ready to welcome Blacks?

Since the Republicans’ takeover of Congress on Nov. 4, I have received numerous emails and phone calls from many of my friends who are Democrats indicating that they are ready to join the Republican Party. My dilemma is that I am not quite sure the Republican Party is ready to receive them. I began to […]

We need a President of Black America

We need a President of Black America

After the “Tuesday Evening Massacre” of the Elephants over the Donkeys, in January 2009, I wrote an article that warned about our being complacent and resting on the mere fact we had elected a Black president. I suggested we should get busy right away doing the commensurate work it would surely take for us to […]

Fund focuses on developing Black CEOs

Fund focuses on developing Black CEOs

Hundreds of students attend recruitment conference in D.C. BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – In an effort to increase the relevancy of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) redesigned one of its signature programs to cultivate Black industry leaders at the corporate level. Johnny Taylor, president and […]

Another Classic win for the Wildcats?

Another Classic win for the Wildcats?

Bethune-Cookman meets Florida A&M again this Saturday in the annual Florida Blue Florida Classic. The teams take to the gridiron at the reconstructed Orlando Citrus Bowl. The Florida Classic is the nation’s largest HBCU rivalry. B-CU will take on FAMU for the 69th time and the 35th time as part of the Florida Blue Florida […]

B-CU loses to Hampton 40-35

B-CU loses to Hampton 40-35

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Another fourth-quarter comeback eluded No. 18 Bethune-Cookman on Nov. 13 as Hampton held off the Wildcats, 40-35 in a nationally televised ESPNU contest held inside Armstrong Stadium. Hampton quarterback and Orlando native Jerrell Antoine threw for 249 yards and five touchdowns as the Pirates (3-8 overall, 2-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) jumped […]

Harvick wins Homestead race and Sprint Cup championship

Harvick wins Homestead race and Sprint Cup championship

BY JIM UTTER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (MCT) HOMESTEAD — The winner of the race is the winner of the Chase. Kevin Harvick held off Ryan Newman on a restart with three of 267 laps remaining to win Sunday’s Ford 400 and capture the 2014 Sprint Cup Series championship. The championship is Harvick’s first and in his […]

Obamacare sign-up help is on the way

Obamacare sign-up help is on the way

Health insurance enrollment event to be held Sunday BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry is encouraging every uninsured resident to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act this weekend. Henry, along with the City of Daytona Beach and Halifax Medical Center, will host an enrollment event […]