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Libraries plan finance programs for Money Smart Week

Libraries plan finance programs for Money Smart Week

Volusia County libraries will host special financial programs in recognition of Money Smart Week, April 5 to 12. These free programs will address a variety of topics including investing, retirement, credit, debt and savings. Money Smart Week, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association, is a national public awareness […]

The GOP’s ‘culture of poverty’ gambit

The GOP’s ‘culture of poverty’ gambit

The 2014 mid-term elections are just eight months away – and the Republicans are worried about Black voters again. They have good reason to be – that is, to worry about a repeat of 2012. Then, despite the best efforts of GOP-dominated state legislatures to block Blacks’ access to the polls, Black voters’ turnout rate […]

Romancing the vote, but not the dollar

Romancing the vote, but not the dollar

It’s so silly for Black people to fight over the Dems and Repubs when it is counterproductive for us to be enslaved by either party. Between the late 1800s and the early 1900s we voted nearly 100 percent Republican.  Now we vote nearly 100 percent Democrat. What has that gotten us besides being ignored and […]

States shift higher education costs to families

States shift higher education costs to families

As the nation’s trillion-dollar student debt continues to rise, a new analysis of public higher education’s funding finds dwindling state support is the key factor driving rising tuition costs and deepening student debt. According to Demos, a public policy organization advocating economic opportunity and inclusive democracy, over the last two decades, state support for higher […]

America, the land of the free!

America, the land of the free!

Darlene Aiken Guest Columnist The doctor says, ma’am, you’ve been feeling under the weather because, great news, you are pregnant! The immediate thought is supposed to be one of jubilation, yet the only emotion that rears its head is the one of, Oh! Lord, please let it be a girl, please, please, please! I do […]

Healthy eating tips for college students on the go

Healthy eating tips for college students on the go

BY ZAVIA FERGUSON SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The countdown begins. With less than an hour on the clock, sweat rolls off the brow of Sierra Taliaferro as she races with fellow classmates to complete the Recycle Mania challenge on the campus of Bethune- Cookman University (B-CU). The challenge was a nationwide competition for college […]

Florida Senate committee backs medical tourism bill

Florida Senate committee backs medical tourism bill

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The state will spend $5 million next year to entice people to bring their aches and pains to Florida, under a measure that completed its first Senate committee exam on Monday. The Commerce and Tourism Committee unanimously backed the “medical tourism” measure (SB 1150) by […]

During March Madness, fans see a bit of themselves

During March Madness, fans see a bit of themselves

Lovers of college basketball like to root for underdog BY DAVID WHARTON LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT Most college fans would be hard-pressed to tell you anything about the Eastern Kentucky basketball team. The school from just south of Lexington has no All-Americans on its roster. The coach isn’t famous and the fight song isn’t particularly catchy. […]

Foxx, Hart among celebs at Union/ Wade shindig

Foxx, Hart among celebs at Union/ Wade shindig

EURWEB.COM Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, pop star Kelly Rowland and comedian Kevin Hart were among the guests who turned out for Gabrielle Union’s engagement party in Miami last weekend. The actress accepted a proposal from her NBA fiancé Dwyane Wade in December and the couple threw a shindig for friends and family in Miami Beach […]

Brooklyn Nets sign Collins for rest of season

Brooklyn Nets sign Collins for rest of season

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – Jason Collins has been signed for the rest of the season by the Brooklyn Nets. The NBA’s first openly gay player had finished his second 10-day contract, which meant the Nets had to sign him for the remainder of the season if they wanted to keep him. Collins has added […]