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Killing and dying for respect

Killing and dying for respect

WALTER FIELDS NNPA COLUMNIST There was some disbelief over social media when it was suggested the accused shooter of two Newark, New Jersey youth was prompted by the suspect’s feeling disrespected. The suspect, a 15 year-old boy, is reported to have been angry because he believed two other young men had ‘hit’ on a girl […]

NYC’s progressive challenge to America

NYC’s progressive challenge to America

The inauguration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on January 1 signaled an important left-of-center turning point in the evolution of progressive politics. It’s important not only for the largest city in America, but also for the masses of people who increasingly live in major urban centers throughout the world. Mayor de Blasio […]

Getting rid of Shanahan and the ‘Redskins’ name

Getting rid of Shanahan and the ‘Redskins’ name

I was not at all surprised that the Washington Redskins canned Coach Mike Shanahan. Three losing seasons over four years does not make for career advancement. So, on to next season, I guess. Yet, I found myself wondering, once again, why it seems so easy for the owners of the Washington football team to make […]

My new year wishes

My new year wishes

Happy New Year! January first and second are the days when most think of the “new” year, yet with the first Monday in January falling on January 6, that’s probably when most people will return to their desks withy focused energy and ready to go.  Post-its and scrawled notebook paper will trumpet “new” resolutions. Eat […]

Wild ride ends with fantastic FSU finish

Wild ride ends with fantastic FSU finish

BY BILL DWYRE LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT PASADENA, Calif. — They started the night with a barrage of pregame fireworks in the Rose Bowl. A few hours later, the rockets really went off. This was not so much a game as a roller coaster. If you are a drama lover, an excitement junkie, you couldn’t help […]

Wildcats’ football awards banquet takes place Jan. 18

Wildcats’ football awards banquet takes place Jan. 18

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University football will hold its annual end-of-year awards banquet on Jan. 18 at the Plaza Resort & Spa, 600 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Charlie Neal, an announcer for ESPN, will be the master of ceremonies for the annual event. Doors for the event will open at 6:30 p.m. with the […]

O, say can you sing? MEAC seeking halftime performers for basketball tournament

O, say can you sing? MEAC seeking halftime performers for basketball tournament

FROM WIRE REPORTS Auditions for national anthem and halftime performers for the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Student Center on the campus of Norfolk State University in Virginia.  Registration will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. […]

Year ends with sad reminder on water safety

Year ends with sad reminder on water safety

Toddler, 2, drowns Monday; fire and health officials urge community to know CPR, get swim lessons BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Fire Department is encouraging the community to become more swim and CPR savvy following the drowning of a 2-year-old child on Monday. According to a police report from the Daytona Beach […]

‘Advancing the Dream’

‘Advancing the Dream’

B-CU president, Jacksonville pastor to speak during local MLK celebrations FROM STAFF REPORTS The MLK Celebration for Florida Inc. has announced that Dr. Edison O. Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, will be the featured speaker at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet on Jan. 16. The annual community-wide celebration seeks to inspire youth […]

New Smyrna sets meetings for public to review plans for city’s future

New Smyrna sets meetings for public to review plans for city’s future

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES New Smyrna Beach Community Resource Coordinator Donna Gray-Banks says that the public is invited to one of several meetings to be held in January to review a plan for the city’s future. “We are trying to get input from the community to see what they want,” Banks said mentioning options […]