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City recognizes Housing Authority employees

City recognizes Housing Authority employees

Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry, along with Zone 5 Commissioner Patrick Henry recognized the employees of the Daytona Neighborhood Networks Centers on July 19. Each employee received an honorary key to the city. The presentation took place at the Daytona Beach Housing Authority office.  The employees also received certificates of recognition for their work that […]

Author’s forum in DeLand Aug. 3

Author’s forum in DeLand Aug. 3

The Woman 2 Woman Book Club will host its ninth annual  Author’s Forum on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Main Street Grille in DeLand. The following authors will be featured: James Bennett, author of “The Manual’; Tonya Goring, who wrote “Meet Desiree’’; Curtis Barnes, author of “What’s This Thing Called […]

Finally, the Barack Obama I voted for

Finally, the Barack Obama I voted for

For more than four years, I have said that I liked candidate Barack Obama better than I like President Obama. Candidate Obama addressed the question of race head-on when pressured to distance himself from Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the Chicago pastor who led him to Christianity. But President Obama has been a different story. Obama’s first […]

Supreme Court’s voting rights decision ‘mad me want to cry’

Supreme Court’s voting rights decision ‘mad me want to cry’

JOHN LEWIS NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Rep. John Lewis’ testimony July 17, 2013 before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Shelby v. Holder case that invalidated Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Since first being elected to Congress, Congressman Sensenbrenner has been a tireless […]

What Blacks can learn from South Africa

What Blacks can learn from South Africa

Nelson Mandela turned 95 years old on Thursday, July 18. He has been hospitalized for more than a month, and the world holds its breath as we witness the decline of the lion that roared for freedom in South Africa. Mandela’s insistence and persistence for freedom for Black South Africans, which included a 27-year jail […]

Chris Bosh stands tall in the NBA’s bid to win India

Chris Bosh stands tall in the NBA’s bid to win India

BY CRAIG DAVIS SUN SENTINEL/MCT Chris Bosh’s summer of celebration took an exotic detour last week from a family excursion to France and Italy. The Miami Heat center, fresh off helping win a repeat championship, couldn’t pass up a chance to lend his talents to another formidable conquest: India. The nation of 1.2 billion is […]

Gators linebacker arrested for barking at police dog

Gators linebacker arrested for barking at police dog

BY EDGAR THOMPSON ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT ORLANDO – Troubled Gators sophomore linebacker Antonio Morrison has been suspended at least two games following his second arrest in a little more than a month. Morrison, the team’s starting middle linebacker, was arrested on Sunday morning for harassing a police animal, according to a Gainesville Police Department report. This […]

Ohio assistant athletic director from Daytona honored by Chamber of Commerce

Ohio assistant athletic director from Daytona honored by Chamber of Commerce

FROM STAFF REPORTS Anthony Azama, a Daytona Beach native, recently received a “Red Bricks to Progress” award from the Oxford Chamber of Commerce in Ohio for his leadership in the chamber and for directing its MBA initiative. Azama, Miami University’s assistant athletic director for marketing, sales and licensing, also has accepted a second term as […]

Green and Monk: Changing name of Redskins worth considering

Green and Monk: Changing name of Redskins worth considering

EURWEB.COM So what’s in a name? Well, two ex-Washington Redskins legends recently weighed in. “It deserves and warrants conversation because somebody is saying, ‘Hey, this offends me,’’ said Darrell Green. NFL players take pride in the teams they played for. Once a Packer, always a Packer. Once a Steeler, always a Steeler. Green and Art […]

Former CBS anchor shares story at rehabilitation center

Former CBS anchor shares story at rehabilitation center

Mark McEwen discusses his journey from stroke during open house of facility at Florida Hospital FROM STAFF REPORTS Mark McEwen, a former weatherman and anchor for CBS News, recently shared his journey of rehabilitation from a massive stroke at Florida Hospital Peninsula. He spoke July 18 at the open house of the hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation […]