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Don’t be scammed by unscrupulous car dealers

Don’t be scammed by unscrupulous car dealers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) convened a series of forums last year that explored abusive auto lending practices. The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), a participant in those roundtables, has issued a new research report on deceitful practices that take advantage of unsuspecting customers. The report, “Deal or No Deal: How Yo-Yo Scams Rig the […]

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

The African-American Cultural Society, Inc. (AACS), in the person of its president Ed Pinto, Jr., and the Palm Coast/Flagler County Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, through its president Dr. Pamela Jackson-Smith, have established a partnership to benefit African-American males. These organizations have wisely determined the need to step out as a “vanguard” and help […]

Hope strikes back  for America’s masses

Hope strikes back for America’s masses

It’s common knowledge that during the Great Depression, when faced with financial ruin, White people by the scores jumped off bridges, shot themselves or found other means to commit suicide because they could not face the prospect of having a dollar less than what they had amassed – often on the backs of the 99 percent. […]

Baseball strikes out with Curt Flood and Marvin Miller

Baseball strikes out with Curt Flood and Marvin Miller

It’s April and the 2012 baseball season has begun.  Time to remember something else:  the continuous failure – actually refusal – of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame to recognize the contributions of the late St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood and the retired executive director of the Major League Baseball Player Association (MLBPA), […]

Congressman Donald Payne’s African legacy

Congressman Donald Payne’s African legacy

It’s been more than a month since the passing of Congressman Donald M. Payne (D-N.J.) and everyone is scrambling to see if anyone can fill his large shoes. Payne was affectionately known as “Mr. Africa,” and for good reason. The 12-term congressman from Newark was without a doubt the undisputable champion on Capitol Hill on […]

Chicago’s school  suspension policy is brutal, unfair


Chicago’s school suspension policy is brutal, unfair


Trayvon Martin was shot to death in Sanford. He was there visiting his father while suspended from school. He was suspended last month after school officials claimed to have found marijuana “residue” in his book bag. No actual contraband was found; police issued no arrest or citations. When news of the suspension was leaked, Sybrina […]

Don’t let go of the vision  of a better world

Don’t let go of the vision of a better world

RYAN CAPOZZI READER COMMENTARY When was the last time that the actual streets of Daytona were swept with hundreds of protestors chanting, shouting, and screaming for justice? When was the last time that the steps of Daytona Beach City Hall were flooded with activists? As a younger man, I wasn’t alive to see the history […]

What happened to our audacity?

What happened to our audacity?

Forty years ago this month, 10,000 African-Americans throng-ed to Gary, Ind. for the first national Black political convention. They gathered to develop a Black agenda, and to influence 1972 presidential politics. One of the things on the agenda was the development of an independent Black political party and to explore the notion of independent Black […]

The answer to unemployment

The answer to unemployment

Last week, Congressman John Conyers of the United States House Judiciary Committee introduced much-needed legislation entitled, “The Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act.” The bill number is House Resolution 4277/870. Congressman Conyers’ act directly addresses American’s need to work and our current economic crisis, but also embodies the spirit of the original Humphrey-Hawkins […]

Affordable housing  is out of reach


Affordable housing is out of reach


Amid continuing foreclosures and short sales, millions of former proud homeowners now find the cost of their American Dream financially out of reach. For many displaced by foreclosures, rental housing has become a long-term housing alternative. But new research finds that the huge growth in America’s renters has worsened an already troubling problem: an inadequate […]