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Facing America’s lynching frenzy

Facing America’s lynching frenzy

We live in an era when humankind seems awash in war-driven atrocities. Men, and in some instances, boys – for this is, overwhelmingly, a matter of the sins of males – who once lived within the boundaries of decency have dedicated themselves to committing crimes of shocking depravity. Whether driven by tricked-up political ideologies, ethnic-group […]

The loud silence of Black rape survivors

The loud silence of Black rape survivors

Data shows African-American females are less likely than other women to report sexual assaults Editor’s note: This is the fourth story in a series on rape by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA’s Washington correspondent. BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – An online survey of sexual assault survivors conduced as part of this series vividly captures […]

B-CU men defeat FAMU in hoops

B-CU men defeat FAMU in hoops

Mikel Trapp hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:06 left to help Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) pull away and beat Florida A&M University (FAMU) 64-57 last Saturday at Moore Gymnasium. Florida A&M’s Jorge Rosa made his sixth 3-pointer to tie it at 56 with 2:18 remaining. After Travis Elliott took a charge to give the Wildcats the […]

Lady Wildcats squash FAMU women 76-64

Lady Wildcats squash FAMU women 76-64

Kendra Cooper scored 22 points and Jasmine Knowles a career-high 20 as Bethune-Cookman completed its first season sweep of Florida A&M in the Vanessa Blair-Lewis era with a 76-64 victory Saturday afternoon. Terrenisha Hollis added 14 points and Emily Williams 11 as the Lady Wildcats (11-14 overall, 8-5 overall) used a 15-0 run to pull away […]

Making a strong case for ‘Ban the Box’

Making a strong case for ‘Ban the Box’

Daytona officials get earful on why question should be banned from applications BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach City Commission chambers were filled to capacity at Wednesday night’s commission meeting. Over a dozen people addressed the commission requesting that a controversial box be removed from city applications. As reported in last week’s […]

Local colleges partner, give free haircuts to Black males

Local colleges partner, give free haircuts to Black males

By ASHLEY D.THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES #GetSharpe #BeSharpe #StaySharpe is more than just a catchy slogan. For Bauldy Sharpe Jr., the reigning Mr. B-CU, it’s a way of life. Sharpe was the brainchild of an initiative held Tuesday that brought 15 barbers from Daytona State College’s School of Cosmetology to the campus of B-CU to provide […]

More avenues for students: B-CU and EPA become official partners

More avenues for students: B-CU and EPA become official partners

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) became official partners on Wednesday during a memorandum of understanding signing. The partnership will incorporate programs in environmental science, research, education and workforce development. “The EPA is a part of everything you do,” Heather McTeer Toney, Regional Administrator for EPA’s […]

Plenty of jazz on the menu at fundraising breakfast

Plenty of jazz on the menu at fundraising breakfast

The 13th Annual Jazz Breakfast triumphed again, giving rise to Rob’s JazzExpress rockin’ the house, and staying connected with the precious gift of love celebrating Valentine’s Day. Rob’s JazzExpress blazed a trail, diminishing none of its fire for interpreting the love songs. The breakfast supported the cultural programs sponsored by the African American Cultural Society […]

Must-have foods and moves for a better sex life

Must-have foods and moves for a better sex life

DR. RO NNPA COLUMNIST Valentine’s Day has passed but if you want to keep the romantic fires burning, don’t fret. In the words of Kerry Washington who plays Olivia Pope in ABC’s Scandal, “It’s handled!” As your nutrition coach, I’m here-to rescue you with tips that will pay off big – for you and your […]

A different standard for Black girls

A different standard for Black girls

LECONTÉ J. DILL NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Nearly 40 years ago, a metaphor or fable, if you will, about “upstream-downstream” was created by healthcare practitioners to better explain and argue for the value of preventative health care measures. The fable describes a group of community members standing near a river who witness someone drowning. Some of […]