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October, 2017


2nd Sickle Cell 5K Walk-A-Thon

Island Breeez Productions Inc., Christian Fellowship Church of God in Christ, and Brevard Caribbean American Sports and Cultural Association would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2nd Annual Sickle Cell 5K Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at the Fred Poppe Regional Park. The weather did not fully cooperate, but it did not prevent this year’s Walk-A-Thon from being a wonderful, fun, memorable and successful event. Special thanks to our sponsors and supporters: Vitas Healthcare, Harris Casel Institute, Wal-Mart Super Center, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Mrs. Marcia Edwards, andRead More

Daily Bread Feeding Friends and Neighbors

By Janet Price The mission of Daily Bread is to serve the poor, the hungry and the homeless with dignity, a daily hot meal and access to hygiene services.  Together with community partners, Daily Bread provides food collection, distribution services and access to social and educational agencies which help clients become self-sufficient. Daily Bread serves over 93,000 meals each year and distributes enough food products to over 28 pantries to provide another 1.4 million meals; but food is only the starting point.  By supporting this non-for-profit, you become part ofRead More


By Rev. Ralph T. Newell I am certainly not a prophet of doom or gloom, but I am carefully watching the natural events and the events that are caused by humanity and I wonder along with Habakkuk 1:2-3, “How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, violence! But you do not save? Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflicts abounds” (NIV). NowRead More

NAACP 34th Annual Freedom Fund & Awards Banquet: For Such a Time As This

By: Michelle Harmon The North Brevard County Branch of the NAACP presented their 34th Annual Freedom Fund & Awards Banquet on Saturday October 7, 2017 at the Indian River Preserve Golf and Community in Mims, Florida.  Mrs. Gloria Bartley, Banquet Chair stated that today we are facing injustice at an alarming rate and we must be prepared” For A Time Such As This” providing support, information and resources to the people of our community.  Since its beginning in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) hasRead More

Reaching Out After Hurricane Irma

for Ebony News Today The Master’s Workshop reaches culturally diverse, at-risk youth  (kindergarten through high school) in the Melbourne and Palm Bay area by providing after-school activities including snack time, homework assistance, tutoring, playtime, special projects, devotion, and a nutritious dinner. It fosters a safe, loving, and caring environment and helps them to develop into whole individuals using Biblical principles. The Master’s Workshop is a charity, non-profit , youth organization. Janet Marks, with a $200 donation from her youngest daughter, started the Master’s Workshop in 2004. A typical day atRead More

Serving Our Sisters Spiritual Food Annual Tea Party

In April 2006, three of my colleagues and I started an organization to address nurses experiencing incivility and burnout. We felt that nurses needed to put oxygen on themselves before putting it on others. Serving Our Sisters Spiritual Food (SOSSF) was established as a public charity 501(c) (3) organization to create a nurturing supportive circle of influence for nurses. Our goal is to intentionally add value to others. To that end, we offer retreats, weekly devotionals on a prayer line, seminars, spiritual counseling and tea parties. We believe that “toRead More

Vote for Who’s Right, What’s Right

By Purvette A. Bryant Voting is a privilege that’s worth more than billions of dollars. Voting is a key that unlocks doors of injustice. Voting is an honor that can never be put to shame. Voting is a well sharpened tool that men and women use to make positive, uplifting changes in the lives of others. Voting is your right. Use it in the 2016 elections. In 2015, when President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, commemorating the 1965 50th anniversary of the marchesRead More

The Dodgy Dogma of Public Disarmament

By Armstrong Williams October 19, 2017 In a major setback to anti-gun activists – and a significant advance for Second Amendment advocates – a three-judge panel of the Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in July that the District’s “good cause” requirement for firearm licensing was unconstitutional.  This past week the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the D.C. Government’s appeal of the District Courts’ ruling. The High Court’s punt should put the issue to bed, for now at least, of whether a citizen has to seekRead More

What Do Blacks Have to Lose Under the Reign of Trump?

      By Roger Caldwell President Trump has made it clear to Americans that his administration and signed executive orders will destroy and decimate every policy and law implemented by former President Barack Obama. It does not matter if the bill or policy is helping millions of children, seniors and Americans; his goal is to eviscerate President Obama’s policies and laws. What Americans are experiencing during Trump’s watch is a major destruction of democratic values, principles, and the rule of law. Trust matters and it is extremely difficult to trust anythingRead More

A Brief History Of Companies Courting African-American Dollars

Dove’s withdrawn advertisement is the latest example of American companies bungling ads for black consumers. By ELENA GOORAY Dove landed itself in a marketing mess last week when a Facebook advertisement for the company’s Deep Moisture bodywash struck some viewers as insensitive, even racist. In the video, released on October 7th, a black woman removes her brown shirt and transforms into a white woman in a peach shirt, who then becomes a South Asian woman wearing tan. Shortly after it was released, critics accused the ad of treating dark skin as dirty and undesirable,Read More