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President Obama rallies help for young males of color

President Obama rallies help for young males of color

There are some Americans who, in the aggregate, are consistently doing worse in our society — groups that have had the odds stacked against them in unique ways that require unique solutions…And by almost every measure, the group that is facing some of the most severe challenges in the 21st century in this country are […]

Respect begins with us

Respect begins with us

JINEEA BUTLER NNPA COLUMNIST I’ve been at a lost for words lately watching all the New World Order-like advancements unravel before our eyes. From Stand your Ground to Stop and Frisk, war is being waged on those who refuse to follow the ‘logical’ standards of our society.  And there have been a long list of […]

The salute that rocked the world

The salute that rocked the world

Olympian Tommie Smith reflects on controversial Black Power gesture BY TIM MADIGAN FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/ MCT For Tommie Smith in 1968, the joy of Olympic victory was replaced in seconds by the reality of what he knew needed to come next. He had just overcome a pulled muscle to set a world record in the […]

Lawmaker apologizes for NBA tweet critics called racist

Lawmaker apologizes for NBA tweet critics called racist

BY JENNIFER BROOKS STAR TRIBUNE/MCT MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota state Rep. Pat Garofalo apologized, then apologized some more for a weekend tweet that suggested that NBA teams are crime waves waiting to happen. “Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in […]

Charter Review board to residents: Show up

Charter Review board to residents: Show up

Meeting in Midtown draws low turnout; irks members of commission BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Only about 25 people attended the first Charter Review Commission town hall at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center on Tuesday night. The common theme: More people need to show up. The March 4 meeting was the first of […]

Stetson student steals scene at Oscars

Stetson student steals scene at Oscars

Peter Nyong’o captures worldwide attention in selfie with celebs FROM STAFF REPORTS His sister snagged an Oscar on Sunday for her gripping portrayal of Patsey in “12 Years A Slave,’’ but Peter Nyong’o captured his share of the spotlight when the star-studded selfie he posed in went viral and temporarily crashed Twitter. Peter, a 20-year-old […]

Counts helping Daytona beef up customer service

Counts helping Daytona beef up customer service

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Revamping the city’s website, adding a customer advocate, making physical changes to City Hall, and offering another action-packed Citizen’s Academy are all ways the City of Daytona Beach is improving the communication and service for residents. “We are constantly seeking ways to be better with our service delivery and […]

Runners sought for Easter Beach Run

Runners sought for Easter Beach Run

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES More than 1,200 participants are expected at the sandy finish line on the World’s Most Famous Beach. Celebrating 47 years, the five-part Daytona Beach Easter Beach Run will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. The Easter Beach Run was established in 1967 by the Daytona Beach Leisure […]

Black, Brown inmates herded into private prisons

Black, Brown inmates herded into private prisons

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON – Although private schools are often lauded for providing a better education to students, the same can’t be said of private prisons, which house a disproportionate number of people of color, according to a report published in the latest issue of Radical Criminology, an online scholarly journal. “The overrepresentation […]

Flagler youth take in Black history of St. Augustine

Flagler youth take in Black history of St. Augustine

Youth groups from the Chi Delta Omega Chapter (SMART AKAdemy and Emerging Young Leaders) of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority accompanied by the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Youth Ministry, the Delta Gems, and the Girls Mentoring Group of the Flagler Public Schools traveled on a Black Heritage Tour of St. Augustine. Kowanna Johnson, Chi Delta Omega’s […]