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Bethune-Cookman grad releases book on Miami corruption

Bethune-Cookman grad releases book on Miami corruption

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Author Thomas Barr has spent over a decade working in government.  Now he taps that experience in the first of a planned series of fiction books that portray Miami’s political, business and entertainment cultures.  The book is entitled “Overlords Karma: Miami’s Urban Chronicles Volume I” and is a biopic of the […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Halifax Urban Ministries collecting food Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM) is accepting nonperishable food through May 30 at any Bank of America, Check On Hold or Volusia County library. HUM will distribute over 500 tons of food in the Feed a Family homeless prevention program. For more information, visit www.halifaxurbanministries.org. Public Safety Coordinating Council to meet […]

Racist NBA owner fouled out

Racist NBA owner fouled out

New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants to spend several days “investigating” the clearly racist remarks of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. There’s no need to waste a scintilla of another second on this foul-mouth bigot. Escort him to the closest exit and say good bye – for good. Record fines or a long suspension won’t […]

Howard University made right call in honoring P. Diddy

Howard University made right call in honoring P. Diddy

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have had a long tradition of pursuing and encouraging excellence.  Howard University in Washington, D.C. is considered by many to be the flagship of HBCUs. It one of the leading institutions of higher education in United States with a global brand of high achievement and historic contributions to the […]

Snitches get stitches

Snitches get stitches

The saying that has been inculcated in the minds and lives of Blacks across this nation, “Snitches Get Stitches” came to mind as I watched a YouTube video with Yvette Carnell and Paschal Robert discussing Al Sharpton’s role as a New York mob snitch. Ever since the latest, albeit, not really new revelations about Sharpton […]

Rancher Cliven Bundy and ‘The Negro’

Rancher Cliven Bundy and ‘The Negro’

As is typical of blowhards, Cliven Bundy, the conservative movement’s most recently defrocked hero/criminal, opened his mouth once too often. In doing so, the Nevada rancher revealed who he really is behind all the Stars-and-Stripes flag-waving and man-of-the-West rhetoric. The man who has grazed his cattle on federal land for more than two decades but […]

Keflezighi shares emotional Boston Marathon win

Keflezighi shares emotional Boston Marathon win

African-born runner is first American male to win since 1983 BY SAM MCDOWELL KANSAS CITY STAR/MCT OLATHE, Kan. — Sidelined by an injury, Meb Keflezighi left his spectator’s seat near the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line only a few minutes before two explosions killed three people. But he was still close enough to hear the […]

MEAC announces top track and field athletes

MEAC announces top track and field athletes

NORFOLK, Va. – Bethune-Cookman’s Tremayne Banks and teammate Tristie Johnson were chosen as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s and Women’s Track Athletes Bethune-Cookman’s Ed’Ricus Williams and Hampton’s Teiara Denmark were named the MEAC Men’s and Women’s Field Athletes of the Week, the conference announced on Wednesday. Banks, a junior from Fort Lauderdale, finished third […]

OWN orders more of Deion Sanders’ reality show

OWN orders more of Deion Sanders’ reality show

FROM WIRE REPORTS Oprah Winfrey’s network has ordered more episodes of “Deion’s Family Playbook,” the cable channel has announced. The reality show follows Deion Sanders and his girlfriend, Hollywood producer Tracey Edmonds, as they juggle being public figures with each having their own kids, their individual careers, and splitting time between Texas and California. “Deion’s […]

The high cost of generic medicine

The high cost of generic medicine

Some drugs that were cheap to get just a few years ago have skyrocketed BY JIM FUQUAY FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/MCT Pharmacist Larry Cowan can flip through his records and spot the generic drugs that have taken big price jumps in the past year or so. There’s digoxin, a heart medicine that he used to buy […]