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A cereal tweet exposes  serial unfairness

A cereal tweet exposes serial unfairness

MSNBC’s President Phil Griffin was forced to apologize last week for an incendiary and grossly unfair tweet about conservatives. This all got started with a simple TV commercial for Cheerios breakfast cereal. The only thing that was noteworthy about the commercial, which ran during the Super Bowl on Sunday, was that it featured an interracial […]

Facing challenges of business ownership

Facing challenges of business ownership

RON BUSBY, SR. NNPA COLUMNIST There is nothing like doing what you love to do. And it’s even better when others around you share your vision and goals. Tuesday, January 28 was almost perfect. I, along with three key supporters of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., started the day off telling the U.S. Black Chambers, […]

One thing that I wish that President Obama had said

One thing that I wish that President Obama had said

I was pleased that President Obama spent so much time on the matter of economic inequality and the need to raise the minimum wage in his State of the Union address.  Better late than never.  But there was something that he did not address that I wish that he had taken up.  Stated simply, if […]

War on women hurts children too

War on women hurts children too

In President Barack Obama’s State of the Union (SOU) address, he appealed to our nation’s employers to raise wages from the current minimum of $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour.  He has already signed an executive order that requires federal contractors to be paid $10.10 an hour, an only appropriate move since so many […]

Do Americans still believe in Obama?

Do Americans still believe in Obama?

Blacks express hope he can achieve his State of the Union goals BY KELLY-ANN BROWN TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE In the wake of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, it remains unclear whether or not U.S. voters are receptive to his plans for the nation’s future. The president addressed the United States Congress last […]

Lolo Jones back at Olympics, savoring the moment

Lolo Jones back at Olympics, savoring the moment

BY TIM REYNOLDS ASSOCIATED PRESS SOCHI, Russia – Lolo Jones is telling the story about how she became a bobsledder, her words becoming difficult to decipher as she tries to keep herself from crying. So she wraps the tale up quickly, her eyes welling with tears. She shouts the four words: “They had my back.’’ […]

Super Bowl champion Seahawks already focused on next year

Super Bowl champion Seahawks already focused on next year

BY BOB CONDOTTA SEATTLE TIMES/MCT NEW YORK — Coach Pete Carroll’s mantra of “Always Compete” doesn’t come with exceptions, such as “until the Seahawks win their first Super Bowl.” No, even before the cheering had died down at MetLife Stadium on Sunday in the wake of Seattle’s 43-8 win over Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII, […]

Daytonan recalls days of segregation, integration

Daytonan recalls days of segregation, integration

Carlton Scarlett guided students through work at school, restaurant Editor’s note: The Daytona Times is starting a new series, celebrating the life and legacy of men and women who have made significant contributions to their community. Today, we highlight Carlton Scarlett, who recently celebrated his 85th birthday. BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “I don’t […]

‘A pretty awesome experience’

‘A pretty awesome experience’

Black families have rewarding time at Rolex 24 at Daytona BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Action, entertainment and family fun describe the Rolex 24 at Daytona races held last weekend at Daytona International Speedway. “There were flames shooting out on the sides!” nine-year-old Nathan Douglass exclaimed as he gave a play-by-play of a crash […]

Recent B-CU grad trying to start semi-pro league in Volusia

Recent B-CU grad trying to start semi-pro league in Volusia

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Mario Mack, a recent Bethune-Cookman University graduate, said he was surprised when he learned the Greater Daytona Beach area didn’t have a semi-professional basketball league. Upon finding this out, the 24-year-old has joined with other sports enthusiasts to develop the Volusia County Basketball League. “I have two passions in […]