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Reach out to real Black leaders

Reach out to real Black leaders

Brother A. Peter Bailey wrote a very enlightening article, titled, “Black Leaders, Past and Present, Speak on the Need for Focusing on Economics.”  I called him after reading it, and we discussed something I continue to lament about Black people: Our failure to learn and follow through on the economic lessons of the past, especially […]

King’s true legacy

King’s true legacy

This month will mark the 85th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Across the nation and throughout the world community, millions of people will pay tribute and celebrate the birth of one our greatest freedom fighters and most effective leaders. The legacy of Dr. King is more than a federal holiday although we should […]

Fighting poverty  on two fronts

Fighting poverty on two fronts

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared a war on poverty. Appalled by the way too many Americans lived, he empowered federal workers to develop and implement programs that created jobs, health care, housing and legal assistance. Some of the funds were given to states, and some were given to cities. In any case, […]

Traditional radio still popular as streaming grows, study says

Traditional radio still popular as streaming grows, study says

BY RYAN FAUGHNDER LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT Streaming music apps may be hot these days, but it will be a long time before they top the old-fashioned radio dial. Traditional AM / FM radio is still the most popular way for people to listen to music, news and talk, even as digital music offers more control […]

Keys to keeping at it in 2014: Fitness gurus share tips

Keys to keeping at it in 2014: Fitness gurus share tips

BY MARY MACVEAN LOS ANGELS TIMES/MCT How are those new 2014 workouts going? Need a little inspiration boost? We talked to four prominent trainers and fitness personalities in hopes of finding keys to helping you work out — successfully — for years to come. Sharing inspiration All you need is some trash and some inspiration, […]

Second-half run secures Lady Wildcats’ victory over North Carolina

Second-half run secures Lady Wildcats’ victory over North Carolina

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University Lady Wildcats snapped a five-game losing streak and remained perfect against the North Carolina Central on Monday night at Richard V. Moore Gymnasium, using a multi-faceted attack to down the Lady Eagles, 67-52. The opening minutes of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) matchup was a far cry from […]

B-CU track and field stars named Chick-fil-A Student-Athletes of the Week

B-CU track and field stars named Chick-fil-A Student-Athletes of the Week

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Kenneth Fisher and Breonca Reid of B-CU’s men’s and women’s track and field team have been named as Chick-fil-A Student-Athletes of the Week for Jan. 13-19. Both student-athletes competed in the South Carolina Indoor Open in Columbia, S.C. Freshman jumper Fisher made an impression in his first collegiate meet at the […]

Parade of racing vehicles scheduled Feb. 15 in Ponce Inlet

Parade of racing vehicles scheduled Feb. 15 in Ponce Inlet

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES During the 2014 Speedweeks race fans can marvel at some of the legends of racing during a beachside historic race car parade at 1 p.m. Feb. 15 in Ponce Inlet. Through a cooperative sponsorship between Volusia County Government, the Town of Ponce Inlet and Racing’s North Turn restaurant, the vintage race […]

Speedway bill clears Senate committee

Speedway bill clears Senate committee

Measure would give millions in tax breaks to racing company BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A state Senate committee may give the green flag on $60 million in tax breaks to Daytona International Speedway over the next 30 years if a bill being heard in committee becomes law. The Commerce and Tourism Committee gave […]

Literacy the focus of book festival

Literacy the focus of book festival

Tyree, other authors share their passion for reading and writing at event in Midtown BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “It’s all about literacy,” F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival Director Donna M. Gray-Banks said at the third annual event held at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach last weekend. “When the lights go out […]