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Consumers of color pay more for dealer-financed loans

Consumers of color pay more for dealer-financed loans

New research by the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) finds that consumers of color still report paying higher interest rates on dealer-financed car loans than other consumers. This disparity is even more disturbing given that Black and Latino consumers report making more of an effort than Whites to negotiate their interest rates.  Thirty-nine percent of […]

‘Economic Freedom’ should be rallying cry

‘Economic Freedom’ should be rallying cry

Because the Negro does not own and control retail establishments in his own community, he is unable to stabilize his community…The Negro must pool his capital in order to help himself….This will enable him to solve his own problems. -  S.B. Fuller Has the thought ever occurred to you that despite having the highest unemployment […]

What’s ahead for NASCAR this season

What’s ahead for NASCAR this season

Racing empire wants fast finish as season gets ready to start with Daytona 500 BY CARLOS MENDEZ FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/MCT NASCAR is looking for some drama this year. Ten years after introducing a playoff format to stock car racing for the first time, the sport has a plan to pump in drama. This year, four […]

Petty critical of Patrick’s driving ability

Petty critical of Patrick’s driving ability

ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty says Danica Patrick can only win a Sprint Cup Series race “if everybody else stayed home.” The seven-time champion made the comment during a Sunday appearance at the Canadian Motorsports Expo in Toronto, according to the website wheels.ca. Petty also said Patrick only […]

Hearts, flowers, chocolates and credit scores for Valentine’s Day?

Hearts, flowers, chocolates and credit scores for Valentine’s Day?

Some information for consumers to ponder about money and romance BY CLAUDIA BUCK SACRAMENTO BEE/MCT Valentine’s Day is all about hearts, flowers, chocolate, maybe some bling. What it’s typically not about: credit cards, credit scores and anything as crass as cash. Except lately. Whether it’s because recession-rattled consumers are still focused on their bottom lines […]

Sale of surplus city property still available

Sale of surplus city property still available

Over 50 business, residential and mixed used lots up for grabs BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach will conclude the receipt of proposals by persons interested in the purchase of surplus land owned by the city or its Community Redevelopment Agency on February 17, at 2 p.m. The 53 properties, […]

Legacy continues for descendants of Freemanville

Legacy continues for descendants of Freemanville

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Each year, the City of Port Orange honors its African-American heritage, and hosts a ceremony in partnership with Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and the Port Orange Historical Trust. This year’s 11th Annual Freemanville Day Ceremony takes place on Feb. 11 at Mt. Moriah, 941 N. Orange Ave. The program begins at 4 […]

Sobering numbers continue for Blacks, HIV/AIDS

Sobering numbers continue for Blacks, HIV/AIDS

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Feb. 7.  Initially observed in 1999, the 2014 theme is “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. Fight HIV/AIDS!” The day has been set aside by activists as an awareness campaign for the Black community, which has historically shown a higher percentage of HIV/AIDS […]

Music, entertainment, heritage in New Smyrna

Music, entertainment, heritage in New Smyrna

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum will celebrate and sponsor its 23rd Annual Black Heritage Festival Feb. 7-9 in New Smyrna Beach. There will be music and entertainment throughout the weekend with gospel music and singing featured on Sunday. Multi-cultural food will be sold along with arts and […]

National Urban League to hold convention in S. Florida

National Urban League to hold convention in S. Florida

BY CHARLES MOSELEY NNPA NEWS SERVICE FORT LAUDERDALE – In today’s highly volatile socio-economic political climate, it is rare that you find elected officials, civil rights leaders, and the top heads from the business community in agreement on virtually anything. Recently, however, the stars appeared to align as all of the aforementioned entities joined forces […]