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Flagler resident recounts Chamber’s journey to China

Flagler resident recounts Chamber’s journey to China

Vivian Richardson traveled with her granddaughter in China while nearly every turn released the memories that awaited. It was the treasure of a lifetime. Richardson serves as chair of the directors for the African American Cultural Society. She is president of the Afro-American Caribbean Heritage Organization and secretary of the Heritage Crossroads Committee. Richardson tells […]

Latimer among those honored by Daytona State College

Latimer among those honored by Daytona State College

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Two Daytona State College staff members and one faculty member were honored for outstanding service last month during the college’s annual awards convocation, which also honored more than 175 students for academic achievement. Since 1999, a faculty member has been selected to receive the college’s Presidential Sterling Award for Teaching Excellence. […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Palm Coast still accepting entries for photo contest There are just three weeks remaining in the City of Palm Coast’s Find Your Florida 2014 Photography Contest – with all entries due by May 31. Prizes will be awarded, and photographs submitted for the contest will be used by the City for marketing, promotional and public […]

The question no one is asking Donald Sterling

The question no one is asking Donald Sterling

Why would a White racist have sex with a person of color? That’s the question that few people in the media want to raise, let alone address. But it is an age-old contradiction not limited to Donald Sterling, the hate spewing soon-to-be former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Beginning with slavery in the original […]

Economy is still recovering

Economy is still recovering

During 2013, the U.S. economy experienced a reasonable level of growth. The 3.4 percent growth rate in the second half of 2013 represented a solid growth rate, but not enough to trickle down to those who live at the periphery of the economy.  Those with low or stagnant wages might find that their lives have […]

The budget is not fair, Mr. Chair

The budget is not fair, Mr. Chair

“The budget is not fair, Mr. Chair, if 69 percent of the cuts come from programs for low-income children and families and we are giving extra tax cuts to the wealthiest among us…. If we can afford to give new tax extenders to wealthy corporations and people, we can afford to expand Head Start for […]

A ‘Sterling’ example  of our confusion

A ‘Sterling’ example of our confusion

RON BUSBY, SR. NNPA COLUMNIST Let me get my disclaimer out of the way first. The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) is a business organization. Our sole purpose is to improve the lives of Black people by actively working to change the market environment. We advocate for improvements in capital access, increased opportunity and the […]

The ‘diaper need’ among the poor

The ‘diaper need’ among the poor

Wearing dirty diapers longer leads to health issues for babies BY NANCY CAMBRIA ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/MCT ST. LOUIS — They are such a hot commodity, pharmacies and stores sometimes keep them behind glass. They are the first line of defense against infection and disease — and are even linked to preventing depression and violence. Desperate […]

Hip-hop leaders partner with NNPA

Hip-hop leaders partner with NNPA

Collaborations will help more talented artists excel in music industry BY JIMMIE DAVIS JR. SPECIAL TO THE NNPA MIAMI BEACH  – Upcoming hip-hop artists may find it challenging to get a DJ to play their songs or a mainstream media critic to review their music, but if they belong to Core DJs World Wide, they […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ writer catches flak for slave skit

‘Saturday Night Live’ writer catches flak for slave skit

BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM Leslie Jones is under fire for her offensive “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update” skit about slavery. In fact, her “jokes” fell flat — leaving many uncomfortable. She put on her “Super Slave” skit — making offensive jokes about herself, slavery and the Black community. “The way we value Black beauty has changed,” Jones said.  “I’m single […]