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Uniting descendants of Africa

Uniting descendants of Africa

All research, educated conclusions, anthropological findings and biblical writings cite the continent of Africa as the beginning of mankind. It is the venue of mathematics, construction management, architecture, medicine, and most importantly, civilization. No continent has gone through as much exploitation, invasion, colonialization, slavery, dictatorships and pilferage of natural resources as Africa. Yet, still it […]

Diversity has replaced Jim Crow around the world

Diversity has replaced Jim Crow around the world

We have come a long way in diversity management.  This is really a fancy name for affirmative action, which was introduced by my mentor, Arthur A. Fletcher, under the Nixon administration. Legislated discrimination Jim Crow, which was legislated discrimination, seems so long ago.  Actually, it has been only two generations since the very bad days.  […]

Undocumented and unafraid

Undocumented and unafraid

Carlos Amador emigrated with his family from Mexico in 1999 at age 14. He lived in the United States as an undocumented immigrant for almost 13 years until he recently received conditional permanent residency. Higher education for someone like him seemed like an impossible dream when Carlos finished high school. But he was determined to […]

Islam, Israel and the First Amendment

Islam, Israel and the First Amendment

The response in the Muslim World to the display of the anti-Muslim video mocking the Prophet Muhammad stunned many people in the United States of America. The brutal murders of Ambassador Chris Stevens and his staff in Libya, blamed on the anger over the display of the video, now appear to have been a premeditated […]

Winds of change must blow through Daytona

Winds of change must blow through Daytona

THE DAYTONA TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD The future of the city is in the hands of those who are registered to vote on Nov. 6. It will be the Black vote that makes the difference. Currently there are more than 12,000 Black voters registered to vote in this city of 60,000. A little more than 20,000 […]

Perception becomes reality when people labeled

Perception becomes reality when people labeled

DR. WILLIE J. KIMMONS READER COMMENTARY This is in response to an hour interview I had with Mr. Andrew Gant, a 28 year-old, White male staff writer at the Daytona Beach News-Journal. The interview was centered on voters’ absentee ballots and the matching of individuals’ signatures. Mr. Gant’s perception of me was simply that I […]

Time to pull back from ‘fiscal cliff’

Time to pull back from ‘fiscal cliff’

Ignorance is not bliss. However, there are too many of us who are ignoring the discussion about a legislative maneuver known as “sequestration.” This is also known by a more descriptive term – “fiscal cliff.” Unless this is updated, all financial rules and budgeting will come to a halt on December 31, 2012. Let me […]

Taking a broader worldview

Taking a broader worldview

Every four years in the U.S., we have our presidential elections. I have worked on three such campaigns and the one thing that is certain is uncertainty. Presidential campaigns are planned down to the most minute detail. In most cases, the winner will be the person who can best respond to the uncertainties of a […]

Conventional political wisdom

Conventional political wisdom

Now that both national party conventions have ended, it’s time to reflect.  Most of the analysis you have seen or heard has been pretty much what was expected.  Most of the political pundits live in an echo chamber—they all talk with each other and travel in similar social circles. I found very little fresh, insightful analysis. […]

Memorable quotes from the Democratic Convention

Memorable quotes from the Democratic Convention

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (Mo.): “Congress is unable to do the work of the American people because too many politicians believe that compromise means capitulation.  This must change, because just as bees cannot sting and make honey at the same time members of Congress cannot simultaneously make passionate enemies and expect political progress.” Newark Mayor Cory […]