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Focus 2015: Where are our leaders taking us?

Focus 2015: Where are our leaders taking us?

Organizer hopes to answer question at Jan. 5 forum BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach residents are being encouraged to attend the “Focus 2015” forum to be held at Hope Fellowship Church on Jan. 5. The forum seeks to answer the question: “Where are our leaders taking us in 2015?” Invited guests include […]

Racism by Design? Suit filed against apartments owners for turning away Blacks

Racism by Design? Suit filed against apartments owners for turning away Blacks

BY ERICK JOHNSON NNPA NEWS SERVICE For the second time, Design Place Apartments in Little Haiti, a neighborhood in Miami, has been sued for racial discrimination by Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence Inc. (HOPE), a housing watchdog group. The latest suit filed last month alleges that Design Place again turned away Blacks seeking apartments at […]

EVENTS

EVENTS

Palm Coast’s Christmas tree, electronics recycling event set for Jan. 10 Mark your calendars for Palm Coast’s annual Christmas Tree Recycling Event on Saturday, Jan. 10. Recycle your Christmas tree and receive a free three-gallon evergreen tree in exchange at the City’s eighth annual Christmas Tree Recycling Event. The event will be 8 a.m. to […]

Wildcats on the floor

Wildcats on the floor

There were plenty of laughs, reminiscing and line dancing on Saturday by members of the Bethune-Cookman University Alumni Association. The association gathered for a holiday dance and fundraiser at the Schnebly Recreation Center & Gym in Daytona Beach. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

Let’s tow Mike Ditka and Charles Barkley into the 21st century

Let’s tow Mike Ditka and Charles Barkley into the 21st century

OMAR TYREE NNPA COLUMNIST In the middle of an American turmoil between the police force and African-American men, what I would like in 2014 is more social awareness, logic and sensitivity from the Mike Ditkas and Charles Barkleys of the world. Both high-profile Hall of Fame athletes and outspoken commentators came from poor, hard-working families. […]

Innocent Blacks and White cops – All lives are valuable

Innocent Blacks and White cops – All lives are valuable

Rafael Ramos had been a school security guard before he joined the New York City Police Department two years ago. Ramos, 40, was married and had two children. The youngest child, Jaden, 13, fondly remembered his dad on Facebook and Twitter, describing his dad as “the best father I could ask for.” Already, many in […]

Blacks should support normalizing relations with Cuba

Blacks should support normalizing relations with Cuba

President Obama’s historic announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, after more than five decades of strategic political and military opposition, is today resonating positively throughout Black America. It is in the economic, cultural and political interests of 42.7 million Black Americans across the United States to focus on the new emerging […]

Medical debt is confusing and often inaccurate

Medical debt is confusing and often inaccurate

Anyone who has been to an emergency room, out-patient clinic or undergone a series of medical tests knows how it feels to receive confusing bills from providers you never knew were treating you. The effects of so many bills and their high costs can almost make a person sick a second time – just from […]

‘Selma’ a bridge between past and present

‘Selma’ a bridge between past and present

First major motion picture with MLK as center of story debuts on Jan. 9 BY JENNIFER BRETT ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION (TNS) The day the Ferguson grand jury’s decision was announced, actor David Oyelowo was in Atlanta to discuss his portrayal of and a spasm of violence that gave way to more peaceful demonstrations around the country […]

New student exchange program launched between China and HBCUs

New student exchange program launched between China and HBCUs

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON– In an effort to develop the next generation of global leaders, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, joined, Perfect World, the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and domestic groups focused on building ties between the United States and China to embark on a new student exchange program. […]