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Splash N Dash Aquathlon taking place in Palm Coast

Splash N Dash Aquathlon taking place in Palm Coast

The Splash N Dash Aquathlon, a free, non-competitive swimming and running event for children 5 to 15, will be held beginning at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Belle Terre Park and Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Check-in and packet-pickup will begin at 8:15 a.m. Participation is free, but pre-registration is […]

The Supreme Court’s true colors

The Supreme Court’s true colors

Last week, the Supreme Court’s conservative faction revealed more clearly than ever before its true colors. It showed that in the political war over America’s future it supports those who want to return to the exclusionary policies and practices of the past. That this is guiding principle of Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices […]

Is the president ‘Black’ enough?

Is the president ‘Black’ enough?

“If you had a choice of color, which one would you choose my brother?” – Curtis Mayfield – 1969 In the official U.S. 2010 head count, President Barack Obama provided one answer to the question about his ethnic background: African-American. Since the option was introduced in 2000, the census figures indicate that the country has […]

Black sports agents strike out with Black athletes

Black sports agents strike out with Black athletes

While Black athletes dominate football and basketball, and have a major presence in baseball, relatively few of them hire Black attorneys, accountants, and agents, thereby, putting as much as 5 percent of their contract amount into someone else’s economy. For years now, we have seen this intriguing phenomenon. In 1995, Black Enterprise magazine ran an […]

‘I recall having to pay a poll tax’

‘I recall having to pay a poll tax’

REP. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST With its ruling on the Voting Rights Act, the Supreme Court has taken the country back to a time when racial minorities were not able to participate equitably in the voting process. The court’s decision is disgraceful to civil rights leaders and legislators who have fought to preserve […]

Thousands of borrowers to get mortgage payments reduced

Thousands of borrowers to get mortgage payments reduced

BY LES CHRISTIE CNN NEW YORK – Starting this week, hundreds of thousands of struggling borrowers could be in for a pleasant surprise: a quick and easy way to get their mortgage payments back on track — and save considerable money. Through a new effort called the Streamlined Modification Initiative, borrowers with mortgages backed by […]

Big drop in Blacks working for city

Big drop in Blacks working for city

Commissioner Paula Reed upset at dwindling number of African-Americans and women on Daytona payroll BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach City Manager Jim Chisholm said during last week’s commission meeting that when the late Mayor Yvonne Scarlett Golden was mayor from 2003 to 2006 “she addressed the issue of diversity as well as issues […]

This far by faith

This far by faith

Mt. Bethel celebrates 128th anniversary Mt. Bethel’s Baptist Institutional Church celebrated its 128th-year history with a special service at the church on June 23. The Rev. Dr. Eugene S. Hudson is currently interim pastor of the church. At the service, retired Volusia County educator Eartha Sims Watson gave an overview of the church’s rich history. […]

Judge to hear dismissal motion filed by B-CU in hazing case

Judge to hear dismissal motion filed by B-CU in hazing case

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has been granted a July 1 hearing after the school’s attorneys filed a motion for dismissal in a case in which the mother alleges that her son died as a result of hazing while pledging a fraternity at B-CU. On behalf of her son, Marcus Thomas, Michelle Thomas […]

Lentz, White tough on CFCDC CEO over payment of loan

Lentz, White tough on CFCDC CEO over payment of loan

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two Daytona Beach commissioners recently verbally attacked Central Florida Community Development Corporation CEO Gerald Chester and threatened to default on a loan he received from the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), which he used to construct and open a restaurant, ice cream shop and renovate an apartment complex in Midtown. But […]