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Notes from the Dominican Republic

Notes from the Dominican Republic

The weather was perfect.  The facilities were clean and professionally run.  All participants wore smiles and had no complaints. Such was Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in the heart of the Caribbean Ocean.  It was the venue of our 2nd PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference, an international extension of the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC).  Last year’s […]

RNC Twitter ‘mistake’ wasn’t a mistake

RNC Twitter ‘mistake’ wasn’t a mistake

The Republican Party’s inability to prevent some of its elected officials and party operatives alike from making racist and sexist remarks and tamp down others’ penchant for cringe-worthy gaffes along those lines necessitates a slight revising of that old saying:  It’s always like déjà vu all over again. Last week, it was – actually for […]

2013 Top Toys

2013 Top Toys

To find the very best toys of the year,  Family Fun magazine recruited dozens of families to test more than 300 playthings. Based on their feedback, here are the top 10 winners. Play on! Click here to play!!

Wildcats football team named 2013 HBCU champs

Wildcats football team named 2013 HBCU champs

Bethune-Cookman University has been named the Boxtorow 2013 HBCU Football National Champions, giving the Wildcats their first HBCU national title since 2010. It is the team’s second Boxtorow national title in the history of the media poll. After compiling a 10-3 overall record, and a 7-1 mark in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) play, B-CU received […]

Further look at exploitation of Black athletes

Further look at exploitation of Black athletes

Sports agent outlines plan to achieve success BY EVERETT L. GLENN SPECIAL TO NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – A description of Rice University’s stand-alone major in sports management describes the enormity of the sports business:  “Experts conservatively estimate the sport industry at $500 billion a year making it one of the top 10 industries in […]

UK bans Tyson because of ’92 rape conviction

UK bans Tyson because of ’92 rape conviction

EURWEB.COM Former boxing champion Mike Tyson has been forced to cancel a number of press events in London after U.K. immigration officials banned him from entering the country due to his 1992 rape conviction. The new Broadway star was due to promote his autobiography “Undisputed Truth’’ in the city this week, but a change in […]

Companies nationwide stepping up to hire vets

Companies nationwide stepping up to hire vets

BY LINDA MOSS THE RECORD/MCT It took Francisco “Frank” Miranda, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, about three years to find a job in the civilian world that was a good fit. Since August, Miranda has been working at Home Depot in Totowa, N.J., where he and two fellow vet employees refer to each […]

Local lawmaker pushing personal finance class

Local lawmaker pushing personal finance class

Bill would require high school students to take course BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES State Senator Dorothy L. Hukill (R-Port Orange) and Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen (R-Fort Myers) are introducing legislation requiring high school students to take a half-credit, full-semester course in personal financial literacy to meet graduation requirements. Beginning with students entering grade 9 in […]

‘Go Tell It On The Mountain’

‘Go Tell It On The Mountain’

Negro spirituals to take center stage at civic center FROM STAFF REPORTS A handmade quilt of reproductive fabric from the Civil War era will form the backdrop for a program to be presented at the Center for Civic Engagement at Bethune-Cookman University on Dec. 7. “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” written and directed by […]

Local Democrats elect new leaders

Local Democrats elect new leaders

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The top two spots of the Volusia County Democratic Party have seen a shake-up since February’s election of Vonzelle Johnson as chair and Emma Brinkley as vice chair. Both officers resigned in recent months and have been replaced by Leslie Pierce as the new chair and Jean Jenner as the […]