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Head Start taking applications for 2014-15 school year Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. Head Start program is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Head Start is a federally funded preschool program that promotes the school readiness of children ages three to five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Children […]

Acceptance by 8 Ivies doesn’t remove race stigma

Acceptance by 8 Ivies doesn’t remove race stigma

You would think that news of a high school student from a family of African immigrants getting accepted into all eight Ivy League universities would be met with universal celebration. If you thought that, think again. First the news: In the next month, Kwasi Enin must make a tough decision: Which of the eight Ivy […]

African diplomats shun Black business owners

African diplomats shun Black business owners

Last week I attended a very nice reception hosted by two of my friends, Rosa Whitaker and Bernadette Paolo. Rosa is CEO and President of the Whitaker Group, a Washington, D.C.- based consultancy specializing in trade and investment in Africa. She previously served as the first Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa in the administrations […]

Take me out to the ballgame

Take me out to the ballgame

Opening day for Major League Baseball always puts a smile on my face. This is the day that many of us treat as the actual beginning of spring.  While snow can always appear, you know that warmer days are ahead. Yet, this is also a day when I think about a tragic injustice that is […]

The power of the Black Press

The power of the Black Press

Whenever there is a steady series of public questions being raised about the “power” of Black Americans, you should always first consider the motive and purpose of the questions. Such was the case recently when Richard Prince wrote a column, which was posted on The Root, titled: “Is The Black Press Still Powerful?”  Of course […]

Governor appoints two from area to Board of Chiropractic Medicine

Governor appoints two from area to Board of Chiropractic Medicine

Gov. Rick Scott has announced the appointments of David C. Colter and Dr. Kenneth J. Dougherty to the Board of Chiropractic Medicine. Colter, 53, of Palm Coast, is a retired pilot for American Airlines and served in the United States Air Force from 1982 to 1991. He succeeds Linda W. Reynolds and is appointed for […]

Halifax Health-Hospice to present ‘Hearts & Hooves Retreat

Halifax Health-Hospice to present ‘Hearts & Hooves Retreat

Halifax Health–Hospice Begin Again Children’s Grief Center will present its next Hearts & Hooves retreat on April 26 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  One of Halifax Health – Hospice’s signature programs, Hearts & Hooves is a camp for families, young children and teens involving expression through art and horses. During the all-day retreat, trained grief counselors […]

Halifax Health opens Care Now facilities in Ormond Beach, Deltona

Halifax Health opens Care Now facilities in Ormond Beach, Deltona

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Halifax Health–Care Now has opened in Ormond Beach at 775 West Granada Blvd., Suite 102. The Ormond Beach facility joins the Care Now Deltona location, which opened April 1. “Halifax Health is proud to offer this new concept in medicine to Volusia County residents,” said Halifax Health Director of Corporate Communications […]

Mourning, Richardson to join Basketball Hall of Fame

Mourning, Richardson to join Basketball Hall of Fame

BY SHANON RYAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/MCT ARLINGTON, Texas — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced its incoming group that includes former NBA stars Alonzo Mourning, Mitch Richmond and coach Gary Williams. Coach Nolan Richardson and the Immaculata AIAW national championship team will also be inducted Aug. 7-9 in Springfield, Mass. Mourning was a seven-time […]

‘We made them look like the Miami Heat’

‘We made them look like the Miami Heat’

Notre Dame overpowered by UConn in NCAA championship game BY PHILIP HERSH CHICAGO TRIBUNE/MCT NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Muffet McGraw wound up feeling nothing but awe. The Irish coach expressed it while shaking hands with her bitter rival, Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma, after Tuesday night’s NCAA tournament final. “I thought we were playing the Miami Heat out […]