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‘Quiet, Justice, Love’ will focus on Black power salute at the Olympics

‘Quiet, Justice, Love’ will focus on Black power salute at the Olympics

On Oct. 14, Stetson University’s Social Justice Lecture Series will feature a lecture by guest speaker Kevin Quashie, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Afro-American Studies at Smith College, a women’s college in Massachusetts. His topic is “Quiet, Justice, Love.” The free lecture, which is open to the public, will be held at 7:30 […]

Business, professional women to meet Oct. 14

Business, professional women to meet Oct. 14

The Halifax Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW/Halifax) will host its monthly business meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Vince Carter’s Restaurant at 2150 LPGA Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Following networking from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Joyce Case, program director of the Health Planning Council of NorthEast Florida, will present a program titled, “Taking the […]

Library hosting ‘Get Healthy’ series

Library hosting ‘Get Healthy’ series

Dr. Diana Lee will discuss the challenges a patient faces while preventing or managing type II diabetes from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Lee is director of the Odessa Chambliss Chamber for Health Equity at Bethune-Cookman University. Type II diabetes […]

Power-broke Black leaders

Power-broke Black leaders

Frederick Douglass said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand, it never did and never will.” I often wonder what Black people do not understand about that statement. We love to quote it, but when it comes to putting it into practice, we fall far short of the spirit of Douglass’ words. Maybe Douglass should have […]

Breaking White silence on racism

Breaking White silence on racism

On September 15, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka did something quite fascinating. He spoke to a labor audience in St. Louis about race and racism. What was particularly noteworthy is that he was not speaking to a largely Black or Latino audience. (To hear and see the speech, go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny8loBhqmhc.) I have known Richard Trumka […]

More Blacks headed to Congress

More Blacks headed to Congress

LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA COLUMNIST There are 44 African-American members of Congress. Next year, five more are expected to join them, bringing the total to 49. That will represent the highest number of Blacks in Congress in American history. But will it make a difference? Can they leverage their numbers? Another record-breaking development in the […]

Decriminalizing school discipline

Decriminalizing school discipline

The purpose of public schools is to educate not exclude children, and to help identify and meet child needs, not make children serve adult convenience, self-interest, and systems. So huge reforms are required in school discipline policies and practices across our nation as school pushout has worsened in past decades with the criminalization of children […]

Obama: Let’s finish the unfinished work

Obama: Let’s finish the unfinished work

President speaks Saturday at Congressional Black Caucus awards dinner BY GEORGE E. CURRY NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Though the U.S. has made tremendous progress since the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, there is plenty of unfinished work to be done in order to make the nation a more perfect union, […]

Mom: Son’s ‘sentence wasn’t death’

Mom: Son’s ‘sentence wasn’t death’

Justice Department urged to stay focused on police killings BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Officials from the National Action Network, the National Urban League the National Bar Association, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other civil rights groups have urged the Justice […]

B-CU’s Williams is MEAC player of the week

B-CU’s Williams is MEAC player of the week

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NORFOLK, Va. – Bethune-Cookman University football student-athlete Quentin Williams registered two career-highs over the weekend, and has been named this week’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week. The announcement came from the MEAC Office on Monday in Norfolk, Va. Williams, a 6-0, 190 senior quarterback from Tampa, helped No. […]