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Coming soon: The Youth Black History Reality Show

Coming soon: The Youth Black History Reality Show

Lighting up the stage and shedding light, the Youth Black History Reality Show provides rich history and contributions to the world from a contingency of African-American achievers. Youth from local churches, sororities and the community as well will adapt scenarios featuring such standouts as Dr. Patricia Bath, Dr. Maya Angelou, James Weldon Johnson, Osceola McCarty, Gordon […]

Daytona State to host FAFSA assistance day

Daytona State to host FAFSA assistance day

Students, both returning and first-time-in-college, will find a clear path to applying for federal tuition assistance during a free statewide event known as College Goal (Saturday) Sunday or CGS!Florida, part of the national CGS project. On Saturday, March 1, Daytona State College will host the only local CGS event, from noon to 4 p.m. on […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Halifax Health to present inaugural marathon On March 29, Halifax Health will present the inaugural Live Your Life Well Tomoka Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K in partnership with Final Mile Race Management and the Ormond Beach Mayor’s Health and Fitness Challenge. “Halifax Health is pleased to announce this inaugural event.  We think it fits perfectly […]

A cereal tweet exposes  serial unfairness

A cereal tweet exposes serial unfairness

MSNBC’s President Phil Griffin was forced to apologize last week for an incendiary and grossly unfair tweet about conservatives. This all got started with a simple TV commercial for Cheerios breakfast cereal. The only thing that was noteworthy about the commercial, which ran during the Super Bowl on Sunday, was that it featured an interracial […]

Facing challenges of business ownership

Facing challenges of business ownership

RON BUSBY, SR. NNPA COLUMNIST There is nothing like doing what you love to do. And it’s even better when others around you share your vision and goals. Tuesday, January 28 was almost perfect. I, along with three key supporters of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., started the day off telling the U.S. Black Chambers, […]

One thing that I wish that President Obama had said

One thing that I wish that President Obama had said

I was pleased that President Obama spent so much time on the matter of economic inequality and the need to raise the minimum wage in his State of the Union address.  Better late than never.  But there was something that he did not address that I wish that he had taken up.  Stated simply, if […]

War on women hurts children too

War on women hurts children too

In President Barack Obama’s State of the Union (SOU) address, he appealed to our nation’s employers to raise wages from the current minimum of $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour.  He has already signed an executive order that requires federal contractors to be paid $10.10 an hour, an only appropriate move since so many […]

Do Americans still believe in Obama?

Do Americans still believe in Obama?

Blacks express hope he can achieve his State of the Union goals BY KELLY-ANN BROWN TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE In the wake of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, it remains unclear whether or not U.S. voters are receptive to his plans for the nation’s future. The president addressed the United States Congress last […]

Lolo Jones back at Olympics, savoring the moment

Lolo Jones back at Olympics, savoring the moment

BY TIM REYNOLDS ASSOCIATED PRESS SOCHI, Russia – Lolo Jones is telling the story about how she became a bobsledder, her words becoming difficult to decipher as she tries to keep herself from crying. So she wraps the tale up quickly, her eyes welling with tears. She shouts the four words: “They had my back.’’ […]

Super Bowl champion Seahawks already focused on next year

Super Bowl champion Seahawks already focused on next year

BY BOB CONDOTTA SEATTLE TIMES/MCT NEW YORK — Coach Pete Carroll’s mantra of “Always Compete” doesn’t come with exceptions, such as “until the Seahawks win their first Super Bowl.” No, even before the cheering had died down at MetLife Stadium on Sunday in the wake of Seattle’s 43-8 win over Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII, […]