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Gospel at the White House

Gospel at the White House

The Washington Performing Arts Society’s Children of the Gospel Choir perform during an Easter Prayer Breakfast in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday. (MARTIN H. SIMON/POOL/ABACA PRESS/MCT)

Florida House questions tax cut for Speedway

Florida House questions tax cut for Speedway

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Floridians should expect the return of the popular “back-to-school” sales-tax holiday this August. But state funding for Daytona International Speedway and a temporary tax break on gym memberships could be casualties when the House and Senate meet next week on their opposing packages to complete Gov. […]

Cruise a fundraiser for Flagler NAACP

Cruise a fundraiser for Flagler NAACP

On March 30, 54 people set sail from Fort Lauderdale on the fabulous “Celebrity Silhouette” as a fundraiser for the Flagler County branch of the NAACP. The seven-day event was hosted by Freedom Fund Chair Marie McCray and President Linda Sharpe Haywood. The ports of call were San Juan, Puerto Rico; Basseterre, St. Kitts; and […]

Food brings Hope donates  tablets to Westside students

Food brings Hope donates tablets to Westside students

Food Brings Hope (FBH) Founder and Chair Forough B. Hosseini presented 10 new iPad Minis to the FBHonors class at Westside Elementary this month. FBHonors is FBH’s STEM-focused after-school program for academically advanced, high achieving students. “The students we serve at FBH may be economically disadvantaged, but that shouldn’t mean they must be academically disadvantaged […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

City of Palm Coast plans Easter egg hunts Families will have the opportunity to celebrate the Easter holiday with two fun and free activities – one geared toward children and one for teenagers – offered by the City of Palm Coast’s Parks & Recreation Department. The Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt will be at 8 p.m. […]

Men show their cooking skills at AKA, UNCF event

Men show their cooking skills at AKA, UNCF event

The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. held its Second Annual Male Cook-off held in partnership with the United Negro College Fund on March 23 at the Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center. Eighteen contestants competed in the Male Cook-Off event in four categories – appetizers, salad, entrée and desserts. Appetizers: […]

Women get unequal pay for equal work

Women get unequal pay for equal work

When John and Ann started working on January 1, 2013, John had an immediate advantage.  Because women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn, it took Ann until last Friday [April 11, 2014] to earn the same amount of money that John earned in the calendar year of 2013. The issue of unequal pay […]

Improving the odds for America’s children

Improving the odds for America’s children

More than 40 years ago, the earliest planning for what would become the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) took place at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. CDF began in 1973 in a Harvard University-owned clapboard house. Our beginning was bolstered by a two-volume publication of the Harvard Educational Review in 1973 and 1974 among whose […]

Progressives should campaign against the Supreme Court

Progressives should campaign against the Supreme Court

When I first heard the news, my response was one of both outrage and a calm lack of surprise.  I knew that there was a very real chance that the Supreme Court, in its McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission decision, would make it even more difficult to have limits on campaign spending.  I suppose that […]

Equal pay for women helps us all

Equal pay for women helps us all

Could you use an additional $24,000 in your yearly wages? How about nearly $19,000? Or even just another $11,000 to $12,000? Those figures are what you get – or rather, what women who work full-time don’t get because of the pervasive “wage gap” between women and men. Correcting that injustice is one reason President Obama […]