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Paltry number of SBA loans to Black businesses

Paltry number of SBA loans to Black businesses

RON BUSBY, SR. NNPA COLUMNIST A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) story detailed the inability of Black-owned businesses to be approved for SBA-backed loans made through America’s most prolific small business lenders. And while it was satisfying – in a weird kind of way – to have confirmed what Black business owners have known for […]

Amnesty for illegals can’t be defended

Amnesty for illegals can’t be defended

I am totally perplexed by Republicans who advocate amnesty for those who entered the U.S. illegally. We Republicans are supposed to be the party of law and order, a party that stands on clearly defined principles. Let’s cut through the pompous rhetoric: The issue of amnesty is only about cheap labor.  All the other arguments […]

P&G patent litigation harms consumers

P&G patent litigation harms consumers

Procter & Gamble enjoys a long, proud history as a major Cincinnati employer. Its history goes back more than 175 years. My first corporate job was with this magnificent company. Its main strengths are research/development and marketing. That’s why it’s all the more disappointing to see P&G take the low road of dubious patent litigation […]

Making strides for preschool

Making strides for preschool

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ran on a campaign to fund full-day public preschool for all New York City children through a modest increased income tax on residents making more than $500,000 a year. Although Mayor de Blasio’s tax proposal was not approved by the state legislature or supported by New York Gov. […]

Twitter an opponent some athletes find hard to handle

Twitter an opponent some athletes find hard to handle

BY TYLER DUNNE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL/MCT The moment a kick is missed, a pass is dropped, a tackle is whiffed is only the beginning. A football stadium is a safe haven. Players don’t hear F-bombs from the student section. They can mute wrath from afar. No, in 2014, blood boils when 21-, 22-year old athletes […]

A new start for Josh Freeman: Quarterback signs with Giants

A new start for Josh Freeman: Quarterback signs with Giants

ASSOCIATED PRESS – Josh Freeman signed with the New York Giants on Monday to be a backup quarterback to Eli Manning. Freeman was released by Tampa Bay early last season and spent the rest of 2013 with Minnesota. His one start for the Vikings was in a 23-7 loss to the Giants in which he […]

Former NBA player says he’s broke and homeless

Former NBA player says he’s broke and homeless

EURWEB.COM Former NBA player Eric Williams, who appeared with his ex Jennifer on VH1’s “Basketball Wives,” says he is now homeless and destitute, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ Sports. Williams, who spent 12 season in the league, made the statements in a letter he wrote to a Colorado court recently explaining why he […]

Local races starting to heat up

Local races starting to heat up

Cusack facing several challengers for her County Council At-Large seat BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Commissioners Carl Lentz, Kelly White and Patrick Henry have thrown their names into the proverbial election hat for Election 2014. The three incumbents in Districts 1, 3 and 5 face no challengers for the Nov. 4 election […]

Teacher, former Times writer Annie Doris Christian dies

Teacher, former Times writer Annie Doris Christian dies

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “Amazing Grace’’ was her favorite song. She was a good cook and she liked flowers. Those are the sweet memories Leonard Christian has of Annie Doris Porter Christian, his mother who lived to be 84 years old. The longtime local resident died on April 8. Mrs. Christian was a […]

Festival celebrates accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

Festival celebrates accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

FROM STAFF REPORTS The inaugural Mary McLeod Bethune Cultural Heritage Arts Festival was held April 6-13. The seven-day celebration of educational and cultural events featured national and local speakers, educators, musicians, artists, poets and craftspeople. The purpose of the festival was to celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman University and […]