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Women get unequal pay for equal work

Women get unequal pay for equal work

When John and Ann started working on January 1, 2013, John had an immediate advantage.  Because women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn, it took Ann until last Friday [April 11, 2014] to earn the same amount of money that John earned in the calendar year of 2013. The issue of unequal pay […]

Improving the odds for America’s children

Improving the odds for America’s children

More than 40 years ago, the earliest planning for what would become the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) took place at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. CDF began in 1973 in a Harvard University-owned clapboard house. Our beginning was bolstered by a two-volume publication of the Harvard Educational Review in 1973 and 1974 among whose […]

Progressives should campaign against the Supreme Court

Progressives should campaign against the Supreme Court

When I first heard the news, my response was one of both outrage and a calm lack of surprise.  I knew that there was a very real chance that the Supreme Court, in its McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission decision, would make it even more difficult to have limits on campaign spending.  I suppose that […]

Equal pay for women helps us all

Equal pay for women helps us all

Could you use an additional $24,000 in your yearly wages? How about nearly $19,000? Or even just another $11,000 to $12,000? Those figures are what you get – or rather, what women who work full-time don’t get because of the pervasive “wage gap” between women and men. Correcting that injustice is one reason President Obama […]

R.I.P. T-shirts are a popular memorial for slain Black males

R.I.P. T-shirts are a popular memorial for slain Black males

While customers honor other beloved ones through the shirts, the majority of business at a Miami shop comes from those left behind after a violent killing BY NADEGE GREEN THE MIAMI HERALD/MCT MIAMI — They come to put their dead relatives and friends on a T-shirt. A young woman clutches a photo of her murdered […]

The danger behind the power dunk

The danger behind the power dunk

Vince Carter among players sharing how dunking basketball has taken its toll BY DWAIN PRICE FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/MCT DALLAS — Shane Larkin is perhaps the poster child toward revealing the dangers lurking for players who have an affinity for power dunking a basketball. Last summer, mere hours before Larkin was about to board the Dallas […]

Magic ends road slate with a 4-37 record

Magic ends road slate with a 4-37 record

BY JOSH ROBBINS ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT CHICAGO — The Orlando Magic can breathe a sigh of relief. They won’t play another regular-season road game until late October at the earliest. Their 2013-14 road slate finally ended Monday night with an ugly turnover-filled 108-95 loss to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Playing without Nik Vucevic […]

Health Equity Summit deals with disparities

Health Equity Summit deals with disparities

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, Bethune-Cookman University and Halifax Health hosted the 2014 Health Equity Summit themed “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity.’’ The summit was held Wednesday in recognition of National Minority Health Month. “Statistics are real people with the tears wiped away,” […]

Hundreds attend DSC job fair; another set for April 15

Hundreds attend DSC job fair; another set for April 15

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Several hundred job seekers attended a job fair Monday at Daytona State College. For those who missed that one, another opportunity will take place April 15 at the News Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St. There will be about 30 employees at that job fair, also sponsored by the […]

Whistleblower’s lawyers seek $7.3 million in Halifax case

Whistleblower’s lawyers seek $7.3 million in Halifax case

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In a case that led to an $85 million settlement over alleged violations of federal law, a whistleblower’s lawyers are requesting that the Daytona Beach-based Halifax Hospital Medical Center and a related firm pay $7.3 million in attorneys’ fees and costs. Four law firms that represented whistleblower Elin Baklid-Kunz filed the […]