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As productive as the first 100 days have been, a tremendous amount of work remains to be done. President Biden and Vice President Harris must make good on their promise to invest in America, to build a middle-class, and to restore faith in our democracy.

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Caron Nazario,  Daunte Wright,  Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, LaQuan McDonald, Tamir Rice, John Crawford III, Michael Brown, and Elijah McClain comprise, with the exception of Army Lt. Nazario, a list of African Americans who have become the victims of fatal en…

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As I stood alongside the family and friends of George Floyd in Minneapolis on April 20, waiting to hear the verdict in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, I felt a combination of hope and dread.

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This commentary is provided by the Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) of Florida A&M University. How does someone get into the medical marijuana business? It’s a booming industry, so the opportunity is calling. According to a report by Leafly and Whitney Economic…

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Kristen Clarke is a brilliant lawyer and Americans would be lucky to have her working for us.  President Joe Biden has nominated Clarke to lead the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Justice Department. The U.S. Senate is now considering her nomination. In a just world, there would be no ques…

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The trial is over. Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted on all three charges in the murder of Mr. George Perry Floyd, Jr. Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-degree murder and up to 10 years for second-degree…

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“We need to make the dream of home ownership — and the security and wealth creation that comes with it — a reality for more Americans. That will require us to end discriminatory practices in the housing market and ensure that our fair housing rules are doing what they are supposed to do: ope…

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Recently, the Republican legislature sent a bill to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, which he signed, enacting voting restrictions aimed at communities of color.  Objective observers view this new law as a “revenge law” for Democratic success in the 2020 general elections designed to prevent fut…

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With the death of George Floyd and the indictment of racist police officers, America is forced to examine its system of trust and integrity. It is very easy to indict the entire police force and write everyone off as racist police, but the chief in Minneapolis is a Black man. Not only is the…

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As stakeholders of the Bethune-Cookman University, the National Alumni Association (NAA) is ready to stand with university leaders in support of “best practices.” The B-CU Board of Trustees has a decade-long history that demonstrates the need for board reform, transparency and more effective…

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The murder trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has begun, 10 months after George Floyd died in the street with Chauvin’s knee on his neck. Americans, especially Black Americans, are watching closely to see if justice will be done.    The beginning of the trial made me profoundl…

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April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication which affects one out of every 54 U.S. children. Autism affects each person differently and poses challenges res…

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It has been a little more than a year since COVID-19 was officially discovered within the boundaries of the United States. It has been devastating to communities of color. The statistics are sobering. Blacks represent only 13% of the U.S. population, but account for nearly 24% of age-adjuste…

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April 4, 2021, (ironically Easter Sunday this year) will mark the 53rd  anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. An historical date that I am willing to bet at least seventy-five percent of young black folks under 40 are almost totally unaware of. Even most of those ov…

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If it were not for the Black church in America, our long struggle for freedom, justice, equality, equity, and empowerment would not have made the progress that has been accomplished over the past. I speak in the tradition of my Presbyterian great-great grandfather, the Rev. John Chavis (1763…

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The previous president, also known as 45, or the Orange Man, or the Nutty Narcissist, kept our nation with his insanity for more than four years.  President Biden is best advised to ignore his predecessor and should not even stoop to mention his name. Why not? The nation, even his rabid supp…

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A.PETER BAILEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE April 4, 2021, (ironically Easter Sunday this year) will mark the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. An historical date that I am willing to bet at least seventy-five percent of young black folks under 40 are almost total…

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Editor’s note: This commentary is provided by the Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) of Florida A&M University. Dr. Genester Wilson-King is a board-certified gynecologist who started recommending medical marijuana treatments to her patients after Florida legalize…

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Prisons foster criminality and racism ferments insanity. In the 20th Century, America had “love children running wild.” In the 21st Century, we have “Christian right-wing evangelicals, GOP and Trump loyalists seeking White privilege insanity” running wild. In a democracy, equal is equal, not…

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I have more than 50 years of management, administrative, organizational and supervisory experience as a former superintendent of schools, college president, college chancellor and military officer in the U.S. Army. I have a clear understanding of what the city’s needs are. As a long-time res…

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My public / private career experiences give me a clear and unique perspective on which person I feel is the best fit to become the next city manager. Last week, the City Manager Community Forum allowed the citizens of Daytona Beach to hear from each of the three finalists for the position of…

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Last week, a substantial number of interested Daytona Beach citizens braved gusty, rainy weather to personally attend one of the most important meetings in recent local history: the City Manager Candidate Forum for citizens to weigh in on the selection of the next Daytona Beach city manager.…

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The Daytona Beach City Commission is now at a critical crossroads in selecting the next city manager who will conduct the day-to-day operations and govern the needs of a very economically, socially and racially diverse community. Lack of quality candidates I have reviewed the resumes of the …

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A strong majority of Black and Americans are confident in the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine and are ready to take it, according to a new poll commissioned by the National Urban League and The Alliance of National Psychological Associations for Racial and Ethnic Equity. These findings run co…

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The  Souls to the Polls  movement encourages African-American church attendees to get out and vote. The churches that promote this movement cannot, because of their 501-c-3 status, endorse candidates. They can, however, emphasize the gospel of social and economic justice and preach the gospe…

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President Joe Biden has nominated extraordinary women of color to high-level jobs in the Biden-Harris administration. Many of them are being attacked and smeared by the far right. That’s why People For the American Way has launched the #HerFightOurFight campaign. We cannot let far-right forc…

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Betsy “Devoid” (of good sense), also known as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is an aberration, an abomination, an abscess on the complexion of educational policy and equity. She has been so egregious that at least two members of Congress have called for her resignation because of her abjec…

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Fifty-one years ago, this month, the Fair Housing Act (the Act) was enacted to ensure that housing discrimination was illegal. Yet, just days before the annual observance of Fair Housing Month began, headline news articles reminded the nation that housing discrimination still exists. For exa…

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Charles W. Cherry II explored the landscape of “The Black-Owned Media in the 21st Century’’ during a Black History month event last month at the Ormond Beach Regional Library. He was the last speaker in a series produced by Linda Epps and Lawrence Green. Cherry is publisher of the Florida Co…

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Being an activist is hard. Whether you’re fighting for justice reform, immigration or human and civil rights, you lose friends, sleep, you even lose your sanity sometimes. Constantly having to watch your back, never knowing who you can truly trust and even end up making sacrifices for the go…

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Recently, police arrested a young teen in Charlottesville, Virginia. He’d made a racist threat against minority students, both Black and Latino. Why? It was apparently for no reason other than the color of their skin and the culture of their birth. One has must wonder if he experienced love …

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It is unfathomable that the $7.25 per hour federal minimum wage has not been increased in more than a decade, since 2007. It has remained flat through recession and recovery, through extremely high unemployment rates and much lower ones. Republicans refuse to consider minimum wage increases,…

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I love Daytona Beach with every inch of my spirit. I love our Midtown community, I love Bethune-Cookman University our Historically Black College/University – and I’ve even grown to love the Daytona 500! There are two main reasons why our community and town runs so smoothly; (1) the unending…

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We’re near the end of Women’s History Month. Every woman should be proud of who we are, about the number of women who serve as mayors of key cities, women who ran for and won congressional seats, and the number of women who’re in the presidential race. We always knew Sen. Elizabeth Warren wo…

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William Singer is going to jail. He’s the man who masterminded the college cheating scandal, collecting more than $25 million in bribes between 2011 and 2018 for helping the children of millionaires get into college through what he called “the side door.” More than 50 people got caught up in…

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The way young leaders and business owners are treated in Daytona Beach is disgusting. We are marginalized, neglected and treated as societal outcasts. As a young Black man, I’m already carrying a backpack full of stereotypes and microaggressions on my back on the daily. Nothing makes it wors…

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I have probable cause to believe that the defendants conspired with others known and unknown: (1) to bribe college entrance exam administrators to facilitate cheating on college entrance exams; (2) to bribe varsity coaches and administrators at elite universities to designate certain applica…

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For many years, many Black people have been denied opportunities for no reason other than the color of their skin. I’ve been guilty like many others who said, “It must be nice to have White privilege!” Not so sure I’d rather not have anybody knocking on my door with evidence that I’ve violat…

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Robert Whiting submits that one of the reasons we are having difficulty coming together as a people and moving in unison – despite our differences in religion and politics – is attributed to not having a common foundation. “We are not all singing from the same sheet of music,” he said. “No o…

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