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Bipartisan jobs bill tackles urban, youth unemployment

Bipartisan jobs bill tackles urban, youth unemployment

“Supporting education and training for our youth is a smart investment that can help rebuild local economies and pay dividends over the long term.” – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand “The future of our economy depends on an educated, skilled workforce that encompasses all individuals – even the most disconnected and at risk.” – Congressman Chaka […]

Strengthening the Black Diaspora

Strengthening the Black Diaspora

The idea hit me last week during the international panel at our 22nd annual conference in Chicago. Speaking on the panel were National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) members from Colombia, Benin, Ghana, Suriname, Ethiopia and France. (Ghana, France and Suriname have participated at previous conferences).  It was Colombia’s first and they were given an […]

Black Press:  The voice of Black America — Part IV

Black Press: The voice of Black America — Part IV

To publish a document is to establish a permanent record for the future. To publish a newspaper is to preserve an official record of the news and perspectives of a particular period, which is useful today and in the future. The Black Press has been around since the publication of the first Black newspaper. Freedom’s […]

Haven’t I seen these people before?

Haven’t I seen these people before?

For much of this month I was experiencing flashes of déjà vu. It’s come from watching the demonstrators in some towns across the country and reading some of the commentary and reader responses in the newspapers and the blogs protesting the Obama administration’s efforts to temporarily shelter the children fleeing the gang violence ravaging their […]

WATER WAYS

WATER WAYS

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Dungy says he would not have drafted Michael Sam

Dungy says he would not have drafted Michael Sam

BY TOD PALMER KANSAS CITY STAR (MCT) It’s a storyline that’s bound to be scrutinized — even over-scrutinized — during Rams training camp, as the roster cuts are made and, if Michael Sam sticks on the 53-man roster, week by week during the NFL season. By now, surely every football fan is aware that Sam, […]

Flagler NAACP to host memorial golf tournament

Flagler NAACP to host memorial golf tournament

The Flagler County NAACP will sponsor the 13th Annual Jacqueline A. Browne Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Pine Course of the Grand Club, 400 Pine Lakes Parkway, Palm Coast. The late Jacqueline A. Browne revitalized the dormant Flagler County branch in 2000 after being approached by individuals experiencing bias. Browne, an educator, […]

Goal of soccer program to help special-needs kids

Goal of soccer program to help special-needs kids

BY ALEXANDRA TORREALBA MIAMI HERALD (MCT) The conclusion of the World Cup has not ended soccer fever throughout South Florida, especially among smaller fans. Oscar Amuz, a passionate soccer trainer born in Uruguay, is devoted, body and soul, to Hope for Autism, United for Soccer Foundation, also know as Autism Soccer, an organization he founded […]

How to get your kids involved in cleaning

How to get your kids involved in cleaning

FROM FAMILY FEATURES Chores are an important part of teaching children about responsibility. By encouraging kids to be accountable for completing everyday chores, even at an early age, you might be surprised at their willingness to share in the household duties. Here are some tips on how to get the kids involved in creating a […]

Community to celebrate Campbell Elementary

Community to celebrate Campbell Elementary

Committee searches for memorabilia, pictures BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A local organizing committee of Campbell Elementary alumni who attended the school from 1962 to 1969 will celebrate the school’s legacy with a banquet recognizing and memorializing the school’s faculty and staff. The banquet, set for Saturday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m., will be at […]