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Danger never takes a holiday

Danger never takes a holiday

Travelers need to be aware of potential perils BY JOHN HAYES PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE In 2015, off East Coast beaches from Virginia to Florida, unwitting tourists were attacked as they floated on surfboards at dusk, the prime feeding time for sharks. In the same year, in separate incidents at Yellowstone National Park, two […]

How to make money on your next road trip

How to make money on your next road trip

BY JOSH NOEL CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Marc Gorlin was sitting in his truck in Montgomery, Alabama, needing to get bathroom tile from Birmingham to the Florida Panhandle, when he was struck with a realization: Dozens, if not hundreds, of people would just so happen to be making that trip in the coming days or weeks. And […]

Why flight attendants conduct seatbelt instructions

Why flight attendants conduct seatbelt instructions

BY GEORGE HOBICA AIRFAREWATCHDOG.COM If you fly on a commercial airliner and listen to the safety demo (most people don’t listen, of course), you may wonder why the video or crew instructs you how to use the seatbelt. The instructions have been the butt of many a comedian’s joke (“In case you haven’t been in […]

Celebrity response to police killings is nothing new

Celebrity response to police killings is nothing new

BY RONDA RACHA PENRICE URBAN NEWS SERVICE Young people in Dr. Martin Lutner King Jr.’s native Atlanta responded to the recent police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile with consecutive nights of marches. Celebrities spotted in the protests included rapper T.I. and actress Zendaya Coleman. Other stars have spoken up about these and similar […]

‘Ghostbusters’ star barraged with racist and abusive tweets

‘Ghostbusters’ star barraged with racist and abusive tweets

BY AMY KAUFMAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS In the months leading up to the release of the “Ghostbusters” reboot, the film’s female stars have been the targets of criticism from online trolls who feel immense loyalty to the 1984 original. Now that the movie has hit theaters – debuting with over $46 million in box-office receipts […]

100 Black men, GM steer youth toward STEM careers

100 Black men, GM steer youth toward STEM careers

BY BRELAUN DOUGLAS SPECIAL TO THE NNPA In an effort to boost minority participation in science and technology, 100 Black Men of America recently hosted a panel discussion with representatives from General Motors to encourage young minorities to think outside the box when it comes to their career paths. Last month, 100 Black Men of […]

Local appeal for justice, unity

Local appeal for justice, unity

Recent shootings spark peaceful march and rally in Daytona Beach BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES More than 200 people took part in a “United We Stand’’ march and rally on July 9, organized by a Deltona High School teacher. “I’m just trying to be a pillar of the community and unite some people,’’ said Carlos […]

Saturday event to help kids with special needs

Saturday event to help kids with special needs

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When her 11-year-old son Brenya Smith died five years ago after a battle with trisomy 18 – a rare chromosodal disease – Petrina Onwuemeli was motivated to help others and keep her son’s memory alive. She created Brenya’s Love L.L.C., an organization that provides companion and homemaker services to the […]

Event honors victims of violence; brings together residents and officers

Event honors victims of violence; brings together residents and officers

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It was a timely event. The second annual “Gone Too Soon, Your Life Matters Basketball Tournament’’ held on July 9 in Daytona Beach was an opportunity to remember those who have lost their lives to violence and for local youth and police officers to hang out together in a positive […]

Dallas megachurch takes time to reflect

Dallas megachurch takes time to reflect

Sunday service at the Potter’s House includes family members of people killed by police as well as officers. BY NIGEL DUARA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS DALLAS – Behind candles and lights dimmed to near darkness, their faces flashed across the screen. A bootleg CD salesman in Louisiana, a cafeteria worker in Minnesota, a 17-year-old in Sanford. […]