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Lower-income teens aren’t getting enough sleep,  researchers say

Lower-income teens aren’t getting enough sleep, researchers say

BY MARY MACVEAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT African-American high school students and boys in low- to middle-income families reported short, fragmented sleep, and that could play a role in their health risks, researchers reported Monday. Anyone who has ever lived with a teenager knows they often don’t get the eight to nine hours of sleep the […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Open Books, Open Minds’ conference coming to Daytona The 30th Annual Florida Literacy Conference will be held at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, May 7-9. Over 500 adult and family literacy practitioners, volunteers and adult learners will attend to network, develop new skills and share promising practices. “The Florida Literacy Coalition is a strong […]

Florida Friends for Obama plans April 26 rally in Palm Coast

Florida Friends for Obama plans April 26 rally in Palm Coast

Florida Friends for Obama is planning another rally come April 26, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., on Pine Lakes Parkway, off Belle Terre Parkway, in Palm Coast. Florida Friends for Obama elected the president for two terms in office as Commander and Chief. They have shown continuous support and are determined to make their voices […]

Palm Coast giving away trees to those impacted by tornado

Palm Coast giving away trees to those impacted by tornado

To assist residents who were directly impacted by the Dec. 14, 2013, tornado, the City of Palm Coast will have a free Starlight Tornado Tree Give-Away on Saturday, April 26, at two fire stations in the affected areas. This special event – open only to those residents whose homes were damaged by the Starlight Tornado […]

Paltry number of SBA loans to Black businesses

Paltry number of SBA loans to Black businesses

RON BUSBY, SR. NNPA COLUMNIST A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) story detailed the inability of Black-owned businesses to be approved for SBA-backed loans made through America’s most prolific small business lenders. And while it was satisfying – in a weird kind of way – to have confirmed what Black business owners have known for […]

Amnesty for illegals can’t be defended

Amnesty for illegals can’t be defended

I am totally perplexed by Republicans who advocate amnesty for those who entered the U.S. illegally. We Republicans are supposed to be the party of law and order, a party that stands on clearly defined principles. Let’s cut through the pompous rhetoric: The issue of amnesty is only about cheap labor.  All the other arguments […]

P&G patent litigation harms consumers

P&G patent litigation harms consumers

Procter & Gamble enjoys a long, proud history as a major Cincinnati employer. Its history goes back more than 175 years. My first corporate job was with this magnificent company. Its main strengths are research/development and marketing. That’s why it’s all the more disappointing to see P&G take the low road of dubious patent litigation […]

Making strides for preschool

Making strides for preschool

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ran on a campaign to fund full-day public preschool for all New York City children through a modest increased income tax on residents making more than $500,000 a year. Although Mayor de Blasio’s tax proposal was not approved by the state legislature or supported by New York Gov. […]

Twitter an opponent some athletes find hard to handle

Twitter an opponent some athletes find hard to handle

BY TYLER DUNNE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL/MCT The moment a kick is missed, a pass is dropped, a tackle is whiffed is only the beginning. A football stadium is a safe haven. Players don’t hear F-bombs from the student section. They can mute wrath from afar. No, in 2014, blood boils when 21-, 22-year old athletes […]

A new start for Josh Freeman: Quarterback signs with Giants

A new start for Josh Freeman: Quarterback signs with Giants

ASSOCIATED PRESS – Josh Freeman signed with the New York Giants on Monday to be a backup quarterback to Eli Manning. Freeman was released by Tampa Bay early last season and spent the rest of 2013 with Minnesota. His one start for the Vikings was in a 23-7 loss to the Giants in which he […]