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Reclaiming the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reclaiming the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday should have a different impact on the collective consciousness of Black America. Why? Because once again there are millions of Black Americans who are more determined than ever to keep pushing forward to achieve full freedom, justice, equality and empowerment. The historic methodology, style and substance of […]

Disregarding Black life

Disregarding Black life

Patrick Lynch, do you remember Oscar Grant? And if you do, Mr. “leader” of the New York Police Department Union, why do you pretend not to understand the reaction that many African- American people have to the police killing of Black men? The official reaction to those killings and the arrogance with which many police […]

Is Black America better off under Obama?

Is Black America better off under Obama?

Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist “Like the rest of America, Black America, in the aggregate, is better off now than it was when I came into office,” said President Obama on December 19, in response to a question by Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent April Ryan. What planet African-Americans are doing “better off” on […]

How Medicaid expansion would help Blacks

How Medicaid expansion would help Blacks

Health care would increase significantly if states accept federal funding BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – As families prepare to choose health insurance coverage during the open enrollment period, a recent report by the Urban Institute shows that Blacks have the most to gain from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) […]

Smartphone-free bedroom could help kid sleep better

Smartphone-free bedroom could help kid sleep better

BY DEBORAH NETBURN LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) If you want your kid to sleep better, consider taking the smartphone away from them at least an hour before they fall asleep — to a different room entirely. Kids who sleep with smartphones by their bedside get less sleep on average than kids who fall asleep in […]

Lady Wildcats snap losing streak with win over Western Carolina

Lady Wildcats snap losing streak with win over Western Carolina

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman Head Coach Vanessa Blair-Lewis earned her 200th victory and her Lady Wildcats (4-10) snapped a five-game losing streak on Saturday at Richard V. Moore Gymnasium, stringing together a near-complete game effort to jump out early and hold off Western Carolina (7-7) for the 63-53 non-conference victory. Although the Catamounts put up […]

Stewart helps team win big over Trinity Baptist

Stewart helps team win big over Trinity Baptist

Brandon Stewart scored a career-high 32 points as Bethune-Cookman snapped a five-game losing streak with a 97-71 victory over Trinity Baptist Monday night. The senior, a walk-on from Miami, was 10-16 from the field and 8-10 from the line. He also had nine rebounds, two blocks and three steals to lead five Wildcats in double […]

Winston’s accuser files federal lawsuit against FSU

Winston’s accuser files federal lawsuit against FSU

BY BRENDAN SONNONE ORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS) TALLAHASSEE — The woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of rape has filed a federal civil lawsuit against Florida State trustees, arguing the university violated her Title IX rights by refusing to properly investigate the incident. Winston’s accuser demanded a trial by jury and in damages from […]

Palm Coast becomes destination for sports tournaments

Palm Coast becomes destination for sports tournaments

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Coming off the USA Rugby Women’s Collegiate Fall Championship and the US Club Soccer’s showcase last month, the City of Palm Coast is predicting a sunny outlook for sports tournaments and sports-related tourism in 2015. The city has developed top-notch athletic fields and places a strong focus on attracting sports tournaments […]

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

The Daytona Times staff chose the top 10 of the hundreds of stories our newspaper staff reviewed, covered or wrote this year. Factors considered include newsworthiness, local relevance, uniqueness, and emotional impact. 1.  Protests, prayers, die-in Local residents joined the nationwide protests surrounding the deaths of Ferguson Mo. teen Michael Brown and New York resident […]