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R.I.P. T-shirts are a popular memorial for slain Black males

R.I.P. T-shirts are a popular memorial for slain Black males

While customers honor other beloved ones through the shirts, the majority of business at a Miami shop comes from those left behind after a violent killing BY NADEGE GREEN THE MIAMI HERALD/MCT MIAMI — They come to put their dead relatives and friends on a T-shirt. A young woman clutches a photo of her murdered […]

The danger behind the power dunk

The danger behind the power dunk

Vince Carter among players sharing how dunking basketball has taken its toll BY DWAIN PRICE FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/MCT DALLAS — Shane Larkin is perhaps the poster child toward revealing the dangers lurking for players who have an affinity for power dunking a basketball. Last summer, mere hours before Larkin was about to board the Dallas […]

Magic ends road slate with a 4-37 record

Magic ends road slate with a 4-37 record

BY JOSH ROBBINS ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT CHICAGO — The Orlando Magic can breathe a sigh of relief. They won’t play another regular-season road game until late October at the earliest. Their 2013-14 road slate finally ended Monday night with an ugly turnover-filled 108-95 loss to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Playing without Nik Vucevic […]

Health Equity Summit deals with disparities

Health Equity Summit deals with disparities

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, Bethune-Cookman University and Halifax Health hosted the 2014 Health Equity Summit themed “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity.’’ The summit was held Wednesday in recognition of National Minority Health Month. “Statistics are real people with the tears wiped away,” […]

Hundreds attend DSC job fair; another set for April 15

Hundreds attend DSC job fair; another set for April 15

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Several hundred job seekers attended a job fair Monday at Daytona State College. For those who missed that one, another opportunity will take place April 15 at the News Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St. There will be about 30 employees at that job fair, also sponsored by the […]

Whistleblower’s lawyers seek $7.3 million in Halifax case

Whistleblower’s lawyers seek $7.3 million in Halifax case

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In a case that led to an $85 million settlement over alleged violations of federal law, a whistleblower’s lawyers are requesting that the Daytona Beach-based Halifax Hospital Medical Center and a related firm pay $7.3 million in attorneys’ fees and costs. Four law firms that represented whistleblower Elin Baklid-Kunz filed the […]

1 child dead,  another 11 hurt in Orlando daycare crash

1 child dead, another 11 hurt in Orlando daycare crash

BY JEFF WEINER AND AMY PAVUK ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT Officials said a dozen children were injured — and one girl has since died — after a hit-and-run SUV crashed into a car, which then collided with an Orlando daycare center on Wednesday. Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children confirmed the death about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. (The name […]

Sorority’s fashion show to raise money for lupus sufferers

Sorority’s fashion show to raise money for lupus sufferers

FROM STAFF REPORTS The members of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Inc., will host a Purple Fight Lupus Benefit Fashion Show on April 12 at Bethune-Cookman University. Although anyone can develop lupus, this disease mainly afflicts women of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the […]

Flagler NAACP to host banquet on April 27

Flagler NAACP to host banquet on April 27

The Flagler County NAACP has asked indulgence in attending the 2014 Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, April 27, 6 p.m., at the Hammock Beach Resort. They boast of fine dining, dancing and music provided by Darnel Butler and Xpression. Among the roster includes guest speaker Marc Dwyer, Esq., a partner with the law firm Chiumento Selis […]

City of Palm Coast offers egg hunt events April 18, 19

City of Palm Coast offers egg hunt events April 18, 19

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. Friday, April 18, for students in grades 7-12, […]