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Hip-hop leaders partner with NNPA

Hip-hop leaders partner with NNPA

Collaborations will help more talented artists excel in music industry BY JIMMIE DAVIS JR. SPECIAL TO THE NNPA MIAMI BEACH  – Upcoming hip-hop artists may find it challenging to get a DJ to play their songs or a mainstream media critic to review their music, but if they belong to Core DJs World Wide, they […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ writer catches flak for slave skit

‘Saturday Night Live’ writer catches flak for slave skit

BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM Leslie Jones is under fire for her offensive “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update” skit about slavery. In fact, her “jokes” fell flat — leaving many uncomfortable. She put on her “Super Slave” skit — making offensive jokes about herself, slavery and the Black community. “The way we value Black beauty has changed,” Jones said.  “I’m single […]

First lady wows crowd at White House dinner

First lady wows crowd at White House dinner

FROM STAFF REPORTS President Obama got the laughs but First Lady Michelle Obama received the oohs and aahs for the dress she wore at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner last Saturday night in D.C. Blackvoices.com had this to say: “A-listers and politicos flocked to D.C. for the annual 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner wearing […]

Cee Lo Green almost released version of ‘Happy’ song

Cee Lo Green almost released version of ‘Happy’ song

EURWEB.COM When a song becomes a huge, international hit — like “Happy,’’ it’s hard to imagine any other singer — like Pharrell Williams – covering or releasing that song. Cee Lo Green is the R&B/pop/soul artist who almost released “Happy” as his own. But although, Green did the song — something (or somebodies) worked in Williams’ […]

MEAC’s softball champion May 8-10 in Ormond Beach

MEAC’s softball champion May 8-10 in Ormond Beach

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will host its 2014 softball championship on Thursday, May 8 through Saturday, May 10, at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex. The Bethune-Cookman Lady Wildcats and the Delaware State Lady Hornets will enter tournament play as the number one seeds. Bethune-Cookman clinched the southern divisional title with a 12-3 conference record, […]

Wallace the lone Black NASCAR driver at Talladega

Wallace the lone Black NASCAR driver at Talladega

BY PERRY GREEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR event since 1963, finished 31st behind the wheel of the No. 20 ToyotaCare Camry car in the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega, Ala. The May 3 event was Wallace’s first car race at Talladega. He […]

SunRail service starts this week

SunRail service starts this week

The commuter rail system, which travels from DeBary to Orlando, will be free until May 16. BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The long-awaited SunRail commuter rail system was scheduled to begin regular service on Thursday, May 1. Commuters will have the opportunity to ride for free for the first two weeks until May 16. […]

Sign up for Section 8 in New Smyrna without waiting in long line

Sign up for Section 8 in New Smyrna without waiting in long line

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES From June 8-15, the Section 8 online pre-application for the New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority will be available for those interested in applying. There will be no pre-applications accepted before or after these dates. Section 8 is a government program that dates back to the Housing Act of 1937 available […]

B-CU, INROADS partner for corporate development program

B-CU, INROADS partner for corporate development program

FROM STAFF REPORTS Calvin Stafford, 19, always knew he wanted to be an accountant but had no idea how he would get a job in the corporate arena. “I plan to get my CPA, and all of that is great. But I really had no plan on how to get an internship in a Fortune […]

Daddy’s home, but what comes next?

Daddy’s home, but what comes next?

Conference focuses on Black dads and their struggle to reconnect after incarceration BY LA’RISA LYNCH NNPA NEWS SERVICE CHICAGO – Black men locked up in Illinois prisons make up more than half the population and 63 percent of them are fathers with minor children. Wesley Cooke was one of them. He was just a teenager […]