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COMMUNITY CALENDAR for July 5 – July 11, 2012

COMMUNITY CALENDAR for July 5 – July 11, 2012

1,000 sought for prayer The “Morning Glory”1,000 women in white in prayer will be held at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church on July 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 540 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. The church invites the public to attend. More information: www.droministries.com. Tutoring help available Partnering with St. James Academy, Elect […]

Graduates receive scholarships from Cultural Society

Graduates receive scholarships from Cultural Society

Graduating students have benefitted from participation in “The Youth Black History Reality Show,” sponsored annually during Black History Month by the African American Cultural Society (AACS). Students have made learning fun, showcasing the contingency of African-American achievers – namely, Frederick Douglass, James Weldon Johnson, Shirley Chisholm, Barack Obama, etc. Scholarships have been awarded to the […]

Obama’s affordable health care victory

Obama’s affordable health care victory

I was standing in front of the Supreme Court when news came that the court had upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It was interesting to watch Republicans yell and scream at the court that rendered this dramatic affirmation of the president’s health care initiative. They were the same people who challenged the initial passage […]

Homeownership declines as number of renters grows

Homeownership declines as number of renters grows

Despite some signs of housing recovery, America remains a nation burdened by high housing costs, according to a new report from Harvard University. The report, “State of the Nation’s Housing 2012,” finds some signs of recovery in the housing market in spite of continuing concerns about foreclosures and the border economy. Whether renting or buying […]

Saving our democracy – a loud wakeup call

Saving our democracy – a loud wakeup call

I had the recent privilege of attending the annual dinner of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights honoring Congressman Barney Frank and National Council of La Raza head Janet Murguia. After affirming the enormous progress our nation has made in overcoming bias against people of color and gays and lesbians, Wade Henderson, the […]

Time for $10-an-hour minimum wage


Time for $10-an-hour minimum wage


Last month, legislators led by my son Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. called on the Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour, back to the levels it reached in 1968, and index it to inflation so it doesn’t lose value over time. Republicans in Congress will block a vote on this measure. Democratic […]

Workforce board to increase scholarship money for job seekers

Workforce board to increase scholarship money for job seekers

The Center for Business Excellence (CBE), the regional workforce board that oversees the One-Stop centers of Flagler and Volusia counties, has announced that it will increase the amount of money that it will invest in scholarships for job seekers. The CBE previously offered its scholarship money in a tiered system: Tier 1 offered up to […]

HBCUs and Black Press revive partnership

HBCUs and Black Press revive partnership

Relationship dates back to start of UNCF in 1944 BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – It was a reunion of sorts. The presidents of seven Black colleges met Black newspaper publishers for a breakfast consisting of French toast, eggs and bacon. The setting was last month’s annual convention of the National Newspaper Publishers […]

HEALTH BRIEFS

HEALTH BRIEFS

Court:  Husband not at fault in wife’s smoking death NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA An appeals court Wednesday ordered a new trial in a lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., after finding that a judge improperly allowed a jury to consider whether a husband failed to prevent his wife from smoking. The 4th District Court of […]

A call for churches, community to come together

A call for churches, community to come together

Unified Ministries organizing tour of Black historical sites in Daytona Beach BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES “Daytona Beach is a family-oriented community. Everyone knows someone that knows someone that knows you.” That is what Claudine Khouri, who moved from Miami, believes about the area she has adopted as her new home. Khouri says the city […]