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Students benefit from reality shows

Students benefit from reality shows

The Youth Black History Reality Show Committee has made its mark as an avenue of giving away scholarships. It was an avenue of influence by graduating students qualified by essays, participation in Youth Black History Reality Shows, and volunteering in the community. The graduating students must have GPAs of no less than 2.5 and acceptance […]

How to be safe at the beach this week

How to be safe at the beach this week

Volusia County lifeguards are expecting very large crowds over the Fourth of July weekend, and they encourage beachgoers to plan safe, fun celebrations. “The Fourth of July is a great time for family fun at the beach,” said Mark Swanson, the county’s director of Beach Safety Ocean Rescue. “By following a few common-sense tips, beachgoers […]

Community News

Community News

Fireworks at DIS Fireworks explode following the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, July 6, 2013. For details about this week’s Coke Zero 400 and activities at DIS, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com. Port Orange’s July Fourth events begins with car show Starting at 5:30 p.m., there will be free live music, entertainment and fireworks […]

Voting while Black in Mississippi

Voting while Black in Mississippi

Last week, African-American voters in Mississippi proved Blacks will vote for a Republican candidate – when doing so meets the time-honored tradition all American voters have always followed: they judge it to be in their self-interest. On June 24, Thad Cochran, the courtly, six-term senior Senator from Mississippi, eked out a narrow 51-to-49 percent victory […]

The Black Press, the voice of Black America (part 1)

The Black Press, the voice of Black America (part 1)

Amidst last week’s annual convention of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Annual Convention in Portland, Oregon, I was reminded repeatedly that Black Americans have had a long, storied tradition of newspaper publishing. Since the first publication of Freedom’s Journal in 1827, Black American publishers have worked heroically to earn the title “Voice of Black […]

The power of Power Talk

The power of Power Talk

The recent gathering of serious, conscious, and intelligent brothers and sisters in Washington, D.C. on June 21 was so refreshing and stimulating. The event was called Power Talk One, and it was organized by Carl Nelson, radio talk show host par excellence, whose show is carried from 4-7 p.m. weekdays on WOL-1450, in the District […]

Right wing gets it wrong in Mississippi

Right wing gets it wrong in Mississippi

If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt. After complaining for a half century about Blacks not voting  for Republicans, African-Americans did just that in the GOP runoff between incumbent Senator Thad Cochran and State Senator Chris McDaniel, a staunch Tea Party supporter. And […]

No warrant? No problem:  How the government can get your digital data

No warrant? No problem: How the government can get your digital data

BY THEODORIC MEYER SPECIAL TO THE NNPA The government isn’t allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge, but there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement – from the local sheriff to the FBI to the Internal Revenue Service – to snoop on the digital trails you create every day. […]

Author introduces kids to MLK’s friends

Author introduces kids to MLK’s friends

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Over the course of a 32-year teaching career, Jacqueline James noticed a glaring problem—Black history was slowly but surely being ignored in the schools where she worked. When it was outright dropped from her required curricula, she got creative, using Black history calendar factoids for penmanship lessons. […]

Daytonan making living by going organic

Daytonan making living by going organic

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The family of Gainey’s Farm Fresh Produce has been farming outside of Gainesville since the early 1900s. Now Seabreeze High School graduate Maurice Gainey and his wife, Gertie, are the lifeblood of the farm specializing in organic produce. Turnip greens, okra, watermelon, broccoli, carrots, beets, brussel sprouts, several varieties […]