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Fruits and vegetables  available at fair Daytona Beach residents are invited to take part in a fresh fruit and vegetable distribution on Dec. 13 at the “Light Up Midtown” Health Fair. The Midtown Redevelopment Area has been designated as a “food desert” by the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County and fits the criteria […]

Writers, readers coming together again at F.R.E.SH. Book Festival

Writers, readers coming together again at F.R.E.SH. Book Festival

There’s reason to traipse off to Daytona Beach for the Fourth Annual F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival that welcomes readers and writers alike for a literary gathering. Donna M. Gray Banks draws support from her neighbors in Palm Coast and friends and associates, whom she’s encountered as a community activist and founder/director of the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival. […]

Pill to fight HIV stirs controversy among gays

Pill to fight HIV stirs controversy among gays

BY ERYN BROWN AND ADOLFO FLORES LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) It would have seemed the stuff of fantasy in the dark days of the 1980s, when an AIDS diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence: a pill, taken daily, that could protect against HIV infection. But today, such a drug exists. The blue tablet, marketed […]

A criminal justice system that suffocates us

A criminal justice system that suffocates us

“I can’t breathe,” gasped Eric Garner, again and again and again. “I can’t breathe,” he said as several police officers were on top of him, choking him, pushing his head onto the concrete sidewalk. The man was not resisting arrest; he simply had the temerity to ask a police officer not to touch him. And […]

Yes, marching still makes a difference

Yes, marching still makes a difference

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” “No Justice, No Peace,” “I Can’t Breathe” “Black Lives Matter” Those are the chants and hand-written signs that continue to characterize marches, die-ins, sit-ins and other non-violent actions in more than 50 cities across the nation in response to grand jury decisions in Missouri and New York not to indict White […]

Celebrate Janay for staying with Ray Rice

Celebrate Janay for staying with Ray Rice

Feminists claim that women should take more control of their lives, arguing that women are capable of making decisions about their lives and what is in their best interest without guidance from a man. But White feminists and “strong Black women” are curiously absent when it comes to defending Janay Rice’s very personal and difficult […]

A license to kill Black men

A license to kill Black men

From nearly the moment he was attacked by a New York City police officer July 18, the world has, via that chilling video, watched Eric Garner die. Are we now about to see the “traditions” that led to his death and – thus far – have enabled his killer to escape justice die, too? Moments […]

B-CU adds 11 players to baseball team

B-CU adds 11 players to baseball team

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman fourth-year Head Baseball Coach Jason Beverlin announced the signing of his 2014-15 early class to National Letters of Intent on Tuesday, welcoming a class of 11 to Daytona Beach for the 2015-16 school year. “The last couple of years, we’ve had a lot of graduating position players, so we definitely had some […]

Wildcats football team finishes second in sports media poll

Wildcats football team finishes second in sports media poll

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES RALEIGH, N.C. – The Bethune-Cookman football team finished in second place in the final BoxToRow Media Poll, announced Monday afternoon from the BoxToRow home office in Raleigh, N.C. For the Wildcats, the second place finish marks the third consecutive year the team has finished in the top three of the final HBCU […]

Bryant opens up about comparison with Jordan

Bryant opens up about comparison with Jordan

EURWEB.COM Kobe Bryant will always be compared to Michael Jordan. They are two of the greatest basketball players and NBA scorers ever. Nevertheless, Bryant doesn’t care about surpassing Jordan on the NBA scoring list, which he is just 62 points away from taking the title as of Dec. 9. He opened up about starting his career […]