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Thursday, November 9th, 2017

 

Pray For America, But Work to Make Her Better Too

By Armstrong Williams November 9, 2017               When deranged gunman Devin Kelly walked into a small community church in a tiny rural Texas town on Sunday and killed pastor’s daughter and wife along with twenty-six other innocent parishioners, including an 18-month old baby, our hearts cried out in anguish. No one should have to suffer such evil, and no family should have to experience the anguish of loved ones dying so violently, so senselessly.               The people who died during that church service deserve our prayers. But even more importantly, all of us whoRead More


Meet SOAR’s Dr. Drahmane Kaba, PA Philippe Louis-Jacques and Nurse Practitioner Dannielle O’Hare

By Space Coast Daily  //  November 9, 2017 SOAR DEDICATED TO QUALITY CARE SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Meet SOAR’s Dr. Drahmane Kaba, a Board Certified, fellowship trained Interventional Pain Management Specialist. Founded by Dr. Brian Dowdell, SOAR took off in 2003 with a philosophy of care based on a multidisciplinary approach to helping patients through a focus on advanced, minimally invasive interventional pain therapy, physical therapy, medication optimization and diagnostics.       BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Some kids hang out at the skate park or the video arcade. On the otherRead More


Former Florida Tech Panther Anthony Jackson Named Slovakian Basketball League Player of the Week

By Daniel Supraner, Florida Tech Sports  //  November 9, 2017 Former men’s basketball star Anthony Jackson has been awarded the Most Valuable Player of the Week by the top division of professional basketball in Slovakia, the Slovakian Basketball League (SBL). STARRED AT FIT FOR TWO SEASONS, 2010-12 ABOVE VIDEO: Highlights of Anthony Jackson (No.25) as a Florida Tech Panther player.        BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — Former men’s basketball star Anthony Jackson has been awarded the Most Valuable Player of the Week by the top division of professional basketball in Slovakia, theRead More


EFSC’s Aviation Program Recognized for Excellence

BREVD COUNTY, FL – Eastern Florida State College has been honored for its Aviation Maintenance Technology program that is creating a pipeline of highly skilled workers for the Space Coast’s growing aviation industry. The recognition came in a Chancellor’s Best Practice Award from the Florida College System for what officials called “innovation and excellence in launching exciting careers in aviation.” Eastern Florida President Dr. Jim Richey said the program reflects the college’s commitment to working closely with industry and business partners on a central goal: Providing students with new educationalRead More


Eastern Florida State Men’s Basketball Trio Sign To Attend NCAA Division I Schools

By Micaheal Parsons, EFSC Sports  //  November 9, 2017 BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA— Three members of the Eastern Florida State College men’s basketball team signed National Letters of Intent to play NCAA Division I basketball next season. Three members of the Eastern Florida State College men’s basketball team signed National Letters of Intent to play NCAA Division I basketball next season. Shaq Carter officially signed with Rutgers University, while Ahmed Ali signed with Kent State and Shaq Seville will attend Alabama A&M. (EFSC image) Shaq Carter officially signed with Rutgers University,Read More


Chicago’s Loretto Hospital picks first African-American CEO

By Kristen Schorsch  | November 8, 2017 Loretto Hospital, a small community medical center on Chicago’s West Side, has tapped a financial turnaround expert as its new president and CEO. George Miller Jr., who formerly oversaw a large network of clinics in Texas and was on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, took over on Nov. 1, the hospital announced today. “George is a very strong leader, with a successful track record for transforming both small and large health care organizations,” Loretto board ChairmanRead More


Racial Barriers Block Potential for Florida’s Children of Color

Trimmel Gomes TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A new report reveals persistent disparities for children of color and those in immigrant families in Florida and across the country. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s “2017 Race for Results” report measures key milestones in child development across racial and ethnic groups. In Southern states especially, African American children are facing the greatest barriers to success. Norin Dollard, director of Florida Kids Count, says the report shows the growing gaps between the gains of white children and children of color. “Our African American children areRead More


DNC: Investments in African-American Community Key to Historic Election Night

DNC: Investments in African-American Community Key to Historic Election Night In response to momentous black support and historic victories of African-American candidates up and down the ballot,  DNC Political and Organizing Director Amanda Brown Lierman released the following statement: “The DNC knows that the victories we celebrate this morning would be impossible without the massive support from the African-American men and women who made up about a fifth of the commonwealth’s electorate.  Undoubtedly a cornerstone of our party, black voters continued to surge to the polls in a tremendous way,Read More


Florida’s First African American Candidate for Governor

Many African Americans in the third largest state in America are unaware that Andrew Gillum, the 38 year old mayor of Tallahassee, is running for Governor of Florida. This is an unprecedented milestone in the history of Florida, and the Florida Association of Black Owned Media, Inc. (FABOM) has agreed to having a dialogue in their newspapers to learn more about mayor Gillum’s platform, his record and why he’s running for governor of Florida in 2018. Q: What makes Mayor Gillum qualified to be Governor of Florida and Why Now?Read More


Fats Domino, Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer, Dead at 89

By Stacy Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) Fats Domino, the rock pioneer who inspired Elvis Presley, the Beatles and countless other superstars, died Wednesday at his home in Harvey, Louisiana. He was 89. Mark Bone, chief investigator for the Jefferson Parish coroner’s office, told NPR that Domino died of natural causes. Born Antoine Domino, the “Architect of Rock ‘n’ Roll” enjoyed a career spanning five decades that included more than 25 gold singles and 65 million records sold. His massive vault of hits includes “Blueberry Hill,” “I’m Walking,” “Ain’t ThatRead More