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Neither Obama nor Republicans have vision

Neither Obama nor Republicans have vision

Last week I thought Stevie Wonder gave a great State of the Union Speech. Oops, did I say Stevie Wonder, I meant to say President Obama. But like Stevie Wonder, I couldn’t see the America the president was describing in his speech. Listening to Obama, you would have thought that America, especially Blacks, had full […]

50 years of Black progress

50 years of Black progress

Has Black America made significant progress politically, socially and economically over the past 50 years? This is not only an important question to pose, it is equally important to answer. And the answer is a resounding yes. In fact, 1965 to 2015 has been a remarkable period in the history of Black America. But make […]

Terror in the name of religion

Terror in the name of religion

It has been deeply disturbing to hear and read suggestions that there is something inherently violent in Islam that distinguishes it from other religions. It is also a false notion, and one which we must dispel immediately. Let’s start with the obvious facts. Islam has somewhere around 1.2 billion followers on planet Earth. All one […]

Selma: White savior not required

Selma: White savior not required

WALTER FIELDS NNPA Columnist The fierce and aligned, if not coordinated, campaign to smear the motion picture “Selma” by suggesting it inaccurately portrays the role of President Lyndon Johnson in the fight for Blacks’ civil rights is par for the course. Critics of the movie that focuses on the campaign for voting rights in Selma, […]

Decoding your taxes, health care law

Decoding your taxes, health care law

Taxpayers get help with IRS Free File Family Features You don’t need to be an expert on taxes or the new health care law to get it right. The Internal Revenue Service, in partnership with industry-leading companies, is offering free tax software that will do the hard work for you. It’s called Free File, and […]

Lady Wildcats rack up another conference win

Lady Wildcats rack up another conference win

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Kailyn Williams posted a double-double effort of 12 points and 14 rebounds as Bethune-Cookman defeated Howard, 61-53 in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) women’s basketball action inside Moore Gymnasium on Monday evening. For the Daytona team, the win marked their fourth consecutive in league play. The Lady Wildcats were led in the […]

Daytona Beach 100 and USA Volleyball Boys Florida Fest return to Ocean Center

Daytona Beach 100 and USA Volleyball Boys Florida Fest return to Ocean Center

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Daytona Beach 100 and USA Volleyball Boys’ Florida Fest are spiking their way into the Volusia County Ocean Center Jan. 30 through Feb. 1. The events are among the few volleyball tournaments held in the United States that feature both junior boys’ and girls’ teams. This will be the sixth […]

NFL launches YouTube channel

NFL launches YouTube channel

BY PARESH DAVE LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) The National Football League and YouTube launched a new video channel Monday that will bring just about everything except live games to tablets, smartphones and computers. The channel will feature “game previews, in-game highlights, post-game recaps as well as clips featuring news, analysis, fantasy football advice” and other […]

Tony Stewart says dirt tracks are out

Tony Stewart says dirt tracks are out

BY GEORGE DIAZ ORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS) In news that took no one by surprise, Tony Stewart indicated on Tuesday that he won’t be competing on dirt tracks any time soon. “I’m not going to be in a sprint car for a while,” Stewart said. Stewart came out for one of his first meet-and-greets of the […]

Poor communities still underbanked, overcharged

Poor communities still underbanked, overcharged

Report: Black and Latino neighborhoods lose billions a year to predatory lenders BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Predatory lenders continue to target poor, Black and Latino communities, siphoning off $103 billion in fees and interests every year, and the rest of us are paying for it, according to a recent report by […]