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Honor vindicated King for stand on non-violence

Honor vindicated King for stand on non-violence

Civil rights icon received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 BY ZACHARY LESTER NNPA NEWS SERVICE When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 at age 35, he was the youngest person to ever be presented the prestigious honor. He was the third Black recipient and the second African-American, following […]

Change comes when change is demanded

Change comes when change is demanded

The 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s declaration of a war on poverty brought long overdue attention to his commitment. Today, with one in five children in America still raised in poverty, an accounting is vital as part of a renewed commitment. But largely absent from the debate around the war on poverty is any sense […]

Reach out to real Black leaders

Reach out to real Black leaders

Brother A. Peter Bailey wrote a very enlightening article, titled, “Black Leaders, Past and Present, Speak on the Need for Focusing on Economics.”  I called him after reading it, and we discussed something I continue to lament about Black people: Our failure to learn and follow through on the economic lessons of the past, especially […]

King’s true legacy

King’s true legacy

This month will mark the 85th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Across the nation and throughout the world community, millions of people will pay tribute and celebrate the birth of one our greatest freedom fighters and most effective leaders. The legacy of Dr. King is more than a federal holiday although we should […]

Fighting poverty  on two fronts

Fighting poverty on two fronts

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared a war on poverty. Appalled by the way too many Americans lived, he empowered federal workers to develop and implement programs that created jobs, health care, housing and legal assistance. Some of the funds were given to states, and some were given to cities. In any case, […]

Traditional radio still popular as streaming grows, study says

Traditional radio still popular as streaming grows, study says

BY RYAN FAUGHNDER LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT Streaming music apps may be hot these days, but it will be a long time before they top the old-fashioned radio dial. Traditional AM / FM radio is still the most popular way for people to listen to music, news and talk, even as digital music offers more control […]

Keys to keeping at it in 2014: Fitness gurus share tips

Keys to keeping at it in 2014: Fitness gurus share tips

BY MARY MACVEAN LOS ANGELS TIMES/MCT How are those new 2014 workouts going? Need a little inspiration boost? We talked to four prominent trainers and fitness personalities in hopes of finding keys to helping you work out — successfully — for years to come. Sharing inspiration All you need is some trash and some inspiration, […]

Second-half run secures Lady Wildcats’ victory over North Carolina

Second-half run secures Lady Wildcats’ victory over North Carolina

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University Lady Wildcats snapped a five-game losing streak and remained perfect against the North Carolina Central on Monday night at Richard V. Moore Gymnasium, using a multi-faceted attack to down the Lady Eagles, 67-52. The opening minutes of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) matchup was a far cry from […]

B-CU track and field stars named Chick-fil-A Student-Athletes of the Week

B-CU track and field stars named Chick-fil-A Student-Athletes of the Week

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Kenneth Fisher and Breonca Reid of B-CU’s men’s and women’s track and field team have been named as Chick-fil-A Student-Athletes of the Week for Jan. 13-19. Both student-athletes competed in the South Carolina Indoor Open in Columbia, S.C. Freshman jumper Fisher made an impression in his first collegiate meet at the […]

Parade of racing vehicles scheduled Feb. 15 in Ponce Inlet

Parade of racing vehicles scheduled Feb. 15 in Ponce Inlet

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES During the 2014 Speedweeks race fans can marvel at some of the legends of racing during a beachside historic race car parade at 1 p.m. Feb. 15 in Ponce Inlet. Through a cooperative sponsorship between Volusia County Government, the Town of Ponce Inlet and Racing’s North Turn restaurant, the vintage race […]