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Halifax Rowing Association to use grant to help disabled

Halifax Rowing Association to use grant to help disabled

Halifax Rowing Association (HRA) has received a $5,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Created by the late Dana Reeve, the Reeve Foundation has awarded 2,205 grants totaling nearly $17 million since 1999. Halifax Rowing Association, located in Daytona Beach, will use the grant funds to begin construction of an […]

Black folks still dealing with sell-outs

Black folks still dealing with sell-outs

During the enslavement period of Africans in America, the Meritorious Manumission Act of 1710 was enacted in Virginia. It was the legal act of freeing a slave for “good deeds,” as defined by the national public policy, and could be granted to a slave who saved the life of a White master or his property, […]

HBCUs not attracting top athletes

HBCUs not attracting top athletes

It has recently been in the press the financial woes of the Grambling State University football team. Players boycotted traveling to a game in nearby Jackson, Miss., down the road on Interstate 20. They protested the lack of funding as reflected in their locker room facilities, traveling by bus instead of airplane and missing some […]

Poor Whites blaming the wrong people

Poor Whites blaming the wrong people

I read a very sad article in the Washington Post on Oct. 29. It concerned the base of the Tea Party movement, and specifically focused on some economically distressed Whites living in Georgia. They, like many other residents of Tea Party-controlled Congressional districts, are suffering under the weight of an economy that will not get […]

B-CU’s Brown named MEAC Lineman of the Week

B-CU’s Brown named MEAC Lineman of the Week

FROM WIRE REPORTS NORFOLK, Va. – Bethune-Cookman’s Rashard Brown has been tabbed this week’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Lineman of the Week, released Monday afternoon from the conference office in Norfolk, Va. Brown, a 6-3, 305-pound senior from Kissimmee graded out with the highest percentage of any Wildcats performer along the line following B-CU’s 38-14 […]

Jimmie Johnson dominates race at AAA 500 in Texas

Jimmie Johnson dominates race at AAA 500 in Texas

BY JIM UTTER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCT FORT WORTH, Texas — Another item knocked off the 2013 bucket list for Jimmie Johnson. Johnson entered Sunday’s AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway having yet to win on a 1.5-mile speedway this season — the most common type of track on the Sprint Cup Series schedule. Cross that off. […]

Proposed slave museum site in Virginia becomes baseball field

Proposed slave museum site in Virginia becomes baseball field

BY JOEY MATTHEWS TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Minor league baseball will be played at the Fredericksburg site where former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder once envisioned an impressive state-of-the-art slavery museum. Wilder, Virginia governor from 1990 to 1994 and America’s first elected Black governor, first envisioned a national slavery museum in 1992 after a trip […]

T.O. turns to Iyanla for help in fixing his life

T.O. turns to Iyanla for help in fixing his life

Either you loved him or you hated him. There seemed to be no middle ground with Terrell “T.O.” Owens, once one of the premiere wide receivers in the NFL. His well-documented fall from grace began after a brief but drama-filled stint with the Eagles, which included highly public verbal warfare with quarterback Donovan McNabb, and […]

Last chance to speak up about Votran fares

Last chance to speak up about Votran fares

Volusia County Council will vote Nov. 7 on increasing bus fares BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A final public hearing and vote will take place Nov. 7 by the Volusia County Council on increasing the fare to ride on Votran buses. The issue will be decided during the council’s regularly scheduled meeting, according to Volusia […]

Companies will be shopping for workers Nov. 7 at mall

Companies will be shopping for workers Nov. 7 at mall

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Turnout is expected to be high at a job fair next week sponsored by the City of Daytona Beach at the Volusia Mall even though recent unemployment figures suggest the economy is recovering in Volusia County. Daytona Beach Assistant City Manager Betty Goodman said the city will sponsor the job […]