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Making the case for investing in HBCUs

Making the case for investing in HBCUs

RUSHERN BAKER NNPA GUEST COMMENTARY UNCF’s iconic “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste” advertising campaign remains the gold standard for shining light on the urgency of investing in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). No nation can be great if it leaves behind a large portion of its residents. More than 40 years […]

Nooses on National Mall echo domestic terrorism

Nooses on National Mall echo domestic terrorism

BY LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA NEWSWIRE U.S. Park Police confirmed that another noose was found on the National Mall, last week, according to ABC News. Late last month, a portion of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., was closed for nearly three hours after a noose was found […]

MLK’s son to receive NNPA’s Lifetime Legacy Award

MLK’s son to receive NNPA’s Lifetime Legacy Award

NNPA NEWSWIRE The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) will honor Martin Luther King III with the 2017 Lifetime Legacy Award during the group’s annual conference this week (June 20- 24) at the Gaylord Convention Center at the National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Md. As the oldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and […]

Study: Officers in debt, divorced more likely to use deadly force

Study: Officers in debt, divorced more likely to use deadly force

BY KYLIE MADRY DALLAS MORNING NEWS/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DALLAS – A new study by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas reports that factors like divorce and debt increase police officers’ likelihood of using deadly force. The study, published in the journal Police Quarterly, focused on indicators in officers’ personal lives. Researchers gathered […]

College presidents are still mostly  White and male

College presidents are still mostly White and male

BY BILL SCHACKNER PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PITTSBURGH – How White and male is the college presidency in America these days? Pretty White and male, but a study done every five years and being released Tuesday by the American Council on Education says there also are signs of increasing diversity. On average, the typical […]

Juneteenth 2017: Daytona celebrates with banquet, festival

Juneteenth 2017: Daytona celebrates with banquet, festival

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Speedway and NASCAR make contribution to First Step Shelter

Speedway and NASCAR make contribution to First Step Shelter

Daytona International Speedway (DIS) President Chip Wile presented a check in the amount of $15,000 on Tuesday to Dr. L. Ronald Durham, with the City of Daytona Beach to help fund operations of First Step Shelter, Inc. The donation represents equal contributions from DIS, the International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and NASCAR. “We are committed community […]

Halifax Health nurse named team member of the year

Halifax Health nurse named team member of the year

Halifax Health recently recognized its top employees at a Team Member Recognition Banquet. During the event, Don Walls, a licensed practical nurse in Halifax Health’s Employee Health Department, was named Halifax Health Team Member of the Year for 2017. A Daytona Beach resident, Walls has been a Halifax Health employee since 2002.  His job responsibilities […]

Children and Families Advisory Board to meet June 26

Children and Families Advisory Board to meet June 26

The Children and Families Advisory Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. June 26 in the second-floor training room of the Volusia County Historic Courthouse, 125 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Members will review, score and make funding recommendations for fiscal year 2017-18 contingency grant funding. The board also will discuss its schedule for the current and […]

A time for accolades and unity

A time for accolades and unity

Fears, Reed, grads among honorees at annual NAACP banquet in Daytona BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach/Volusia County NAACP celebrated its legacy as a champion for civil rights and honored others for their community efforts at its annual Freedom Fund banquet on June 10. “United We Stand Together as One’’ was the theme […]