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Flagler NAACP to showcase youth at ACT-SO banquet

Flagler NAACP to showcase youth at ACT-SO banquet

The Flagler NAACP ACT-SO Awards Banquet, taking place March 16, 3 p.m., at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 North U.S. 1, will showcase first-place winners of the Olympics of the Mind Competition who will advance to the National Competition come July in Las Vegas. Since it exemplified great talent, Branch President Linda Sharpe Haywood […]

Men who cook

Men who cook

To the right is a snapshot from the 2013 inaugural Male Cook-off presented by the Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the United Negro College Fund. The 2014 Male Cook-off is March 23 at the Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center, 2700 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.  The event will take place […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Palm Coast, NCCAA to offer free Youth Sports Clinic Free basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball and golf clinics are scheduled for Saturday, March 22 at James F. Holland Memorial Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, and the Palm Harbor Golf Club, 20 Palm Harbor Drive. From 9:30 a.m. to noon, children ages 5 to 16 will have […]

Mosquito Control workers gear up for busy season

Mosquito Control workers gear up for busy season

Central Florida’s rainy winter brought a welcome respite from the long-term drought, but it also stirred up the mosquitos. According to Jim McNelly, Volusia County’s mosquito control director, standing water in salt marshes, puddles and ditches are providing lively breeding grounds for the pesky insects. Employees already are treating mosquito larvae in salt marshes, rainwater, […]

Struggling to change what you’re given

Struggling to change what you’re given

Seventeen-year-old Theresa Tran is one of this year’s winners of the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio’s Beat the Odds® scholarships after overcoming tough odds including physical disability, the death of a beloved sibling, and a father who suddenly abandoned the family and left her mother to raise four children alone. Theresa says she had to be a […]

Obamas send wrong messages

Obamas send wrong messages

Two weeks ago, President Obama launched an initiative called My Brother’s Keeper. As a part of this initiative, he signed a presidential memorandum establishing the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, chaired by Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson. The task force will help determine what public and private efforts are working and […]

President Obama rallies help for young males of color

President Obama rallies help for young males of color

There are some Americans who, in the aggregate, are consistently doing worse in our society — groups that have had the odds stacked against them in unique ways that require unique solutions…And by almost every measure, the group that is facing some of the most severe challenges in the 21st century in this country are […]

Respect begins with us

Respect begins with us

JINEEA BUTLER NNPA COLUMNIST I’ve been at a lost for words lately watching all the New World Order-like advancements unravel before our eyes. From Stand your Ground to Stop and Frisk, war is being waged on those who refuse to follow the ‘logical’ standards of our society.  And there have been a long list of […]

The salute that rocked the world

The salute that rocked the world

Olympian Tommie Smith reflects on controversial Black Power gesture BY TIM MADIGAN FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/ MCT For Tommie Smith in 1968, the joy of Olympic victory was replaced in seconds by the reality of what he knew needed to come next. He had just overcome a pulled muscle to set a world record in the […]

Lawmaker apologizes for NBA tweet critics called racist

Lawmaker apologizes for NBA tweet critics called racist

BY JENNIFER BROOKS STAR TRIBUNE/MCT MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota state Rep. Pat Garofalo apologized, then apologized some more for a weekend tweet that suggested that NBA teams are crime waves waiting to happen. “Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in […]