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More turning to walk-in clinics for convenience, cost

More turning to walk-in clinics for convenience, cost

BY TONY PUGH MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON — The tradition and inconvenience of appointment-based health care is under attack across America. A growing number of walk-in health clinics, with late-night and weekend hours, on-site prescription drugs and cheaper prices, are proving a hit with busy patients who’ve grown tired of getting medical treatment when it’s […]

Black unemployment rate dips below 10 percent

Black unemployment rate dips below 10 percent

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS WIRE The Black unemployment rate fell to single digits (9.6 percent) in April, for the first time since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008. Despite the improvement, the Black jobless rate is still double the unemployment rate of White workers, which has remained flat since February at 4.7 percent. […]

TSA to stop singling out Black women for hair searches

TSA to stop singling out Black women for hair searches

BLACKNEWS.COM TSA, the nation’s Transportation Security Administration, has agreed to stop searching through the hair of African-American women who wear all natural hairstyles. The agency said, “TSA has reached an informal agreement with the ACLU to enhance officer training. Racial profiling is not tolerated by TSA. Not only is racial profiling prohibited under DHS and […]

Baltimore college student leads efforts to raise funds for neighborhood

Baltimore college student leads efforts to raise funds for neighborhood

BY ROBERTO ALEJANDRO NNPA NEWS WIRE The riots that struck Baltimore on April 27 brought out the best in many Baltimore residents. Countless efforts to provide food, medicine, supplies and assistance with cleaning sprung up around the city. Having awakened on April 28 to a city in need of aid, Jazmyn Thompson, a University of […]

Learning to ascend to greatness

Learning to ascend to greatness

Roland Martin, others share key to success with B-CU brothers BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University continues to invest in the lives of young men of color as the nation grapples with an incensed conversation on race, policing and the justice system across America. Nearly two weeks following the death of Freddie Gray, […]

Precious memories: Daughters share stories about their moms

Precious memories: Daughters share stories about their moms

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Women shed tears, shared laughter and recalled stories of old during an event remembering their mothers on Saturday. “Out of everyone who loves you, I love you the most,” singer Shaunta Williams belted out at the “Missing Our Mothers, Daughters Remember” program sponsored by VITAS Healthcare. “The event joins […]

B-CU will graduate 325 on May 13

B-CU will graduate 325 on May 13

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is preparing to graduate 325 students at its 2015 Spring Commencement at noon on Wednesday, May 13 at The Ocean Center. The keynote speaker is the Rev. John W. Harrington, chairman of B-CU’s board of trustees and one of three honorary degree recipients. The other recipients are […]

EYE CARE as you age

EYE CARE as you age

From Family Features Which health screenings and exams are top priorities for you? If you’re like most adults, monitoring your weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure is probably part of your health care routine. But what about vision care? When adults reach their 40s, they often start to notice small changes in their vision, which can […]

Apple Watches and dark wrist tattoos are not meshing well

Apple Watches and dark wrist tattoos are not meshing well

BY RYAN PARKER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Well, that inks. The newly released Apple Watch may be problematic for people with dark tattoos on their wrist, the company acknowledged after complaints from customers. “Permanent or temporary changes to your skin, such as some tattoos, can also impact heart rate sensor performance. The ink, pattern, and saturation […]

Hotel booking scams costing Americans up to $220 million a year

Hotel booking scams costing Americans up to $220 million a year

BY HUGO MARTIN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Hotel booking scams are on the rise partly because one in three vacations is set up online, with many hotel and airline reservations punched in on those tiny, hard-to-read smartphone screens. Now a hotel trade group is asking Congress and the U.S. attorney general’s office to take action on […]