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Another Florida man gets away with murder

Another Florida man gets away with murder

As we approach the second anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s murder on Sanford, Fla., justice again has been shortchanged in the Sunshine State. Last Saturday, a hung jury could not decide whether Michael Dunn, a 47-year-old White computer programmer, was guilty of murdering Jordan Davis by fatally shooting him in the chest groin. According to court […]

The GOP accommodates evil

The GOP accommodates evil

Just when, six years in to the Obama presidency, I think I’m hardened to the deranged anti-Obama rants of conservatives and Republican Party officials, I’ve been reminded that the cesspool of bigotry is bottomless. And that there are always people out there willing to splash around in the filth. One example of this maxim occurred […]

Black History Month: Needed now more than ever

Black History Month: Needed now more than ever

“There is no more powerful force than a people steeped in their history. And there is no higher cause than honoring our struggle and ancestors by remembering.” – Lonnie Bunch, founding director, National Museum of African American History and Culture Ever since the 2009 election of Barack Obama as America’s first Black president and the […]

Rebuilding wealth lost during Great Recession

Rebuilding wealth lost during Great Recession

February, Black History Month, is usually a time when communities and organizations honor the achievements of our forefathers. But this year, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) and key allies chose February to convene a symposium that addressed communities of color and consumer financial services. Co-convening organizations with CRL were the Joint Center for Political […]

Fort Lauderdale becomes home for Black tennis

Fort Lauderdale becomes home for Black tennis

Hall of Fame, training facility in the works; national tournament for amateurs, families scheduled in August BY KITTY OLIVER NNPA NEWS SERVICE Plans are under way in Fort Lauderdale for the American Tennis Association (ATA), the country’s oldest organization for Black tennis players, to establish a permanent home for recreational tennis and the training of […]

Sharpe, Marino let go from NFL show

Sharpe, Marino let go from NFL show

EURWEB.COM CBS has made some off-season changes in its NFL pregame show. Longtime fixtures Shannon Sharpe and Dan Marino have been fired from “The NFL Today,” while newly retired tight end Tony Gonzalez will join the program for the upcoming season, the network confirmed. “Having just stepped off the playing field, Tony brings a fresh […]

Slavery reparations case gathers steam in Caribbean

Slavery reparations case gathers steam in Caribbean

BY TONY BEST NNPA NEWS SERVICE Caribbean nations that revised the century-old issue of reparations for slavery with their announced plans to bring a lawsuit against Britain for its commercially profitable role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade are moving a step further in preparing their case. Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Suriname, […]

Board ponders power of city manager job

Board ponders power of city manager job

Change to mayoral form of government discussed at Daytona Charter Review Commission meeting BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The power of the Daytona Beach city manager has been the topic of much discussion in re- cent years and is at the forefront of considerations by the Daytona Beach Charter Review Commission (CRC). “The current […]

Weather didn’t dampen spirit of Black Heritage Festival

Weather didn’t dampen spirit of Black Heritage Festival

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum celebrated its 23rd Annual Black Heritage Festival last weekend in New Smyrna Beach with food, arts and crafts, hair weaving, and face painting. The museum offered an opportunity for visitors to learn about local Black history and culture. The event was dampened […]

Services Saturday for longtime entrepreneur, truck driver Wilbert Kendrick

Services Saturday for longtime entrepreneur, truck driver Wilbert Kendrick

FROM STAFF REPORTS The family of Wilbert Kendrick referred to him this week as “a kind, humorous and generous man’’ as well as an “inspirational example of a Godly man.’’ The longtime Daytona Beach resident who had been living in Georgia for the past few years, died Saturday at age 80. A homegoing service is […]