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Flagler Deltas exposing youth to cultural and educational events

Flagler Deltas exposing youth to cultural and educational events

Vikki Taylor, public relations journalist for the Palm Coast/Flagler County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, communicates that ongoing work and services are provided by the sorority for youth. It is her hope that our readers will know what the sorority is doing for the young ladies they are serving. She states that their […]

The Boston Marathon’s media frenzy

The Boston Marathon’s media frenzy

I am a certified news junkie, but even I had to step away from the oversaturated media coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. Anyone who has covered crimes on a smaller scale than the twin explosions in Boston knows that investigators don’t have instant answers for everything and it’s ridiculous to think that in a […]

Black leaders have sold out

Black leaders have sold out

Once again the Black community has been shown how irrelevant they have become in the U.S.  Most of the blame can be laid at the feet of the media appointed Black leadership for selling out their people. And we’ve gotten nothing in return. At least Judas Iscariot had sense enough to get 30 pieces of […]

Student loan borrowers need enforcement and repayment flexibility

Student loan borrowers need enforcement and repayment flexibility

Earlier this year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) asked for public comments on private student loan debt affordability. By the April 8 deadline, more than 4,300 organizations and consumers answered. The volume of these requests suggests that the more than $1 trillion of debt already incurred by student loans is on the minds of […]

Fight to protect kids from guns not over

Fight to protect kids from guns not over

The United States Senate’s failure to pass common sense gun safety measures – the Manchin-Toomey Amendment to expand background checks to keep guns away from underage or dangerous people, and amendments to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines designed only to kill as many human beings as possible — is a moral failure of […]

Sharp drop in Black male enrollment in med schools

Sharp drop in Black male enrollment in med schools

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Fewer Black males were enrolled in the first year of medical schools last year than 32 years ago. It’s a trend that, if left uncorrected, could hamper efforts to provide quality health care to underserved communities, according to a top officer in the American Association of Medical […]

State cuts to college aid exacerbates affordability issue

State cuts to college aid exacerbates affordability issue

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – As President Obama continues to underscore the need to increase the college-educated workforce significantly by 2020, all except two states have slashed their funding for higher education. “Cuts to state funding for higher education, since the start of the recession, have been severe and very widespread,” said […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats softball, baseball teams leading MEAC Southern Division BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Wildcats stayed atop the MEAC South Division by sweeping North Carolina A&T in a three-game series in Sanford. B-CU continues to play well. For the month of April, the team had a 12-3 record as of Monday. “The goal from the […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Spruce Creek wins state weightlifting title BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Spruce Creek High School won the Class 2A boys weightlifting state title at the Kissimmee Civic Center on April 19. The Hawks tallied 28 points to win the team title. Kissimmee St. Cloud and Longwood Lyman both tied for second place with 12 points. […]

Speedway appoints Black, Hispanic to board

Speedway appoints Black, Hispanic to board

Marketing experts brought on to help attract more minorities to sport BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES With the hopes of expanding its fan base to include more minorities, the International Speedway Corporation (ISC) announced this month the appointment of a Hispanic and Black to the company’s board of directors. ISC CEO Lesa France Kennedy said […]