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High-tech must give higher priority to diversity

High-tech must give higher priority to diversity

KIM M. KEENAN NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST This revolution will definitely not be televised. When Intel announced that it would spend $300 million over the next five years to create a workforce that actually looks like America, the coverage of the announcement was scant. Here, we have a real game changer, and the faint praise of […]

From Malcolm X to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

From Malcolm X to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

There is perhaps no American civil rights leader who generated as many divergent opinions as Malcolm X. As we near the 50th anniversary of his assassination of February 21, 1965, our nation will inevitably scrutinize his life, his work and his lasting impact on our country and our continuous struggle to address racial inequality and […]

How faith leaders further victimize rape victims

How faith leaders further victimize rape victims

Black women tell of assaults and condemnation by their pastors Editor’s note: This is the third in a series on rape written by Jazelle Hunt, a Washington correspondent for the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Simone Oliver had always been called, as they say in the religious […]

Lady Wildcat makes school history for blocked shots

Lady Wildcat makes school history for blocked shots

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University fans and spectators witnessed history as Kailyn Williams became B-CU’s all-time leader for career-blocked shots. The Lady Wildcats suffered a 52-46 loss to the North Carolina A&T Aggies during the historic night in Moore Gymnasium Monday night. “It’s a tremendous honor,” said head coach Vanessa Blair-Lewis. “She (Williams) […]

B-CU men defeat Aggies 78-56

B-CU men defeat Aggies 78-56

Brandon Stewart’s 21 points led five Bethune-Cookman players in double figures as the Wildcats finally took a home win with a 78-56 decision over North Carolina A&T Monday night. The Wildcats (9-17 overall, 5-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) had dropped their last six games in Moore Gym, the third-longest home losing streak in the nation entering the game. […]

HUD leader seeks broadband access for the poor

HUD leader seeks broadband access for the poor

Julián Castro also working on making housing more accessible, affordable BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Julián Castro, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, wants to provide broadband access to public housing residents in an effort to increase socioeconomic mobility among poor and low-income families. “We think [broadband access] is […]

Plenty of complaints about Volusia schools

Plenty of complaints about Volusia schools

Teachers, support staff ask for higher pay, cleaner schools, less testing BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Filthy classrooms, no soap or toilet tissue in bathrooms, roaches on the windowsills, long hours and that pesky pay issue were among the concerns brought by teachers to Tuesday’s meeting of the Volusia County School Board. Monitoring the […]

Local observances focus on the past and the future

Local observances focus on the past and the future

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Festivals, ceremonies and workshops celebrating and recollecting the accomplishments of Blacks in Volusia County are at the helm of this year’s Black History Month. The national celebration was started by historian, author and journalist Carter G. Woodson as Negro History Week in February 1926, later transitioning to the entire […]

Taylor’s run for chair may lead to historic council

Taylor’s run for chair may lead to historic council

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Florida State Rep. Dwayne Taylor has filed with the Volusia Department of Elections to run for Volusia County chair in 2016. The District 26 representative is the first person to file for the seat. If Taylor is elected, he would accompany At-Large Council Member Joyce Cusack, making it the […]

Daytona officials to weigh ‘Ban the Box’ on Feb. 18

Daytona officials to weigh ‘Ban the Box’ on Feb. 18

Daytona officials to weigh ‘Ban the Box’ on Feb. 18 BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach City Commission will be hearing a presentation on Feb. 18 on the social and economic benefits of passing an anti-workplace discrimination policy known as “Ban the Box.’’ The measure would remove the question: “Have you ever […]