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Church giving away $10,000 in new shoes

Church giving away $10,000 in new shoes

FROM STAFF REPORTS Church at the Beach Cares will be giving away $10,000 in new shoes to children who need them (while supplies last) on Sunday, September 15. Church at the Beach meets at the New Smyrna Beach High School every Sunday at 10 a.m. Church at the Beach will be donating $10,000 in brand […]

Obama needs a better reason to bomb Syria

Obama needs a better reason to bomb Syria

As Aeschylus, the Greek dramatist said, “In war, truth is the first casualty.” But in today’s political climate, just the threat of war sends truth fleeing, exacerbated by the lack of trust in our leaders and governing institutions. How can you tell when a politician is lying? Answer: When he moves his lips. Neither the […]

Segregation still harmful to Black students

Segregation still harmful to Black students

There are very few things that are as vile and predatory than cheating young Black students out of a decent education. There are two things that quickly come to my mind when I ponder this subject. There is also a third event that has developed in the last few years. Let’s begin at the beginning. […]

New football season, same offensive names

New football season, same offensive names

I cannot let a football season open without raising the question of the names of sports teams generally and the Washington “Redskins” in particular. I continue to be absolutely amazed at the resistance on the part of team owners to changing the names of these teams, but also the tolerance by so many fans of […]

Blacks facing same questions, same issues 20 years later

Blacks facing same questions, same issues 20 years later

“The economic distress of America’s inner cities may be the most pressing issue facing the nation. The lack of businesses and jobs in disadvantaged urban areas fuels not only a crushing cycle of poverty but also crippling social problems such as drug abuse and crime… A sustainable economic base can be created in the inner […]

Tim Tebow should be with Jaguars, Magic Johnson says

Tim Tebow should be with Jaguars, Magic Johnson says

BY MIKE BIANCHI ORLANDO SENTINEL / MCT ORLANDO – Even Magic Johnson knows what should be done. “If the Jaguars are going to only score two points,” Johnson tweeted Sunday, “they might as well call Tim Tebow!” It’s pretty sad when an NBA legend who now owns a Major League Baseball team in Los Angeles […]

Dolphins get win, but not any answers

Dolphins get win, but not any answers

BY DAVE HYDE SUN SENTINEL/ MCT CLEVELAND – They got the win. They didn’t get answers. And the biggest one was the first out of the locker room Sunday, leaving celebrating teammates behind to walk down a stadium concourse with his face set in stone. “Ask coach,” Mike Wallace said, the words coming with steam […]

Revis not much of a factor vs. Jets

Revis not much of a factor vs. Jets

BY BARBARA BARKER NEWSDAY / MCT EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – It didn’t happen the way anyone would have scripted it. In fact, with all the noise that was being made over Geno Smith’s coronation, it was hard to notice that it happened at all. But it did happen. Darrelle Revis played his first football game […]

No lighting up inside HUD homes

No lighting up inside HUD homes

Daytona Beach Housing Authority will ban smoking in all units on Oct. 1 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has encouraged housing authorities since 2009 to adopt smoke-free housing. The assistant deputy director of the Daytona Beach Housing Authority confirmed this week to the Daytona Times that a […]

City wants park named after Young

City wants park named after Young

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The new naming policy for properties or facilities owned by Daytona was tested during a city commission meeting Wednesday night. Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry wanted to make good on a promise made to Madeline Young, the widow of former Zone 5 Commissioner Rufus “Buddy” Young. Henry had informed City […]