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Friday, January 5th, 2018


Cardi B Is The Only Rapper With First 3 Singles In Top 10 Simultaneously

The “Bodak Yellow” singer joins The Beatles and Ashanti in Billboard chart history. By Carolina Moreno Cardi B is the first rapper to have her first three singles in the Billboard Hot 100′s top 10 simultaneously. Billboard announced on Tuesday that the Bronx-born artist achieved the feat on the Hot 100 chart with G-Easy’s “No Limit” ft. A$AP Rocky and Cardi B at No. 4, “MotorSport” by Migos, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B at No. 7 and her debut single “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” at No. 10. The rapper is only the third musical act inRead More

5 Ways to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

AUTHOR, Alot Living Team Share Tweet Pin A meaningful holiday is upon us—Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It’s a day in which we honor the service of Martin Luther King, Jr. and carryout our own acts of civil service if possible. Some businesses close shop for the day to accommodate the performance of such acts, but some don’t. This leaves a great deal of people stuck working on this federal holiday. That doesn’t mean, however, that they can’t observe and honor the holiday just as well. Regardless of where you find yourself onRead More


OPINION, PHOTO COURTESY OF MIC, South Florida Times       ANTONIA WILLIAMS-GARY— JANUARY 4, 2018 17-year-old Ulysses Wilkerson was beaten so severely by police in Alabama that he required surgery. By ANTONIA WILLIAMS-GARY Happy? I sure hope it will be for everyone. But I have many reservations about some of the clearest handwriting on the wall that will affect our daily lives going forward. Take the following examples: Re climate change: Just look around, and believe your own eyes; feel the cold/heat. You decide. Re Police brutality against black men: Do the math,Read More


STOCK PHOTO ASSOCIATED PRESS— JANUARY 4, 2018 Texting while driving may soon be outlawed in Florida  By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down a suburban interstate highway. Both weave. They speed up and slow down for no obvious reason and get too close to other cars. They endanger their lives and others. “There’s one,” he says, as a woman zips past. But even though he could seeRead More


An American treasure: Noted musician and educator Melton Mustafa, center, who passed last week, receiving more recognition last February during the annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival at Miami’s historic Lyric Theater. He is flanked by WLRN Radio’s “The Real Tracy Fields,” and his son Melton Mustafa Jr., also an accomplished musician. PHOTOS BY C.B. HANIF FOR SOUTH FLORIDA TIMES By C.B. HANIF— JANUARY 4, 2018 Special to South Florida Times MIAMI – Hundreds of family, friends and admirers shared insights, history and good wishes Saturday during the memorial services for masterRead More


ASSOCIATED PRESS— JANUARY 4, 2018 Lacking documentation that black armed Confederates existed, two lawmakers want a state monument honoring them. STOCK PHOTO COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Two South Carolina lawmakers want to build a monument at the Statehouse to honor black Confederate veterans, but pension records show the state never recognized armed African-American soldiers during the Civil War. “The State” newspaper reviewed pension records from 1923 that show three blacks claimed armed service in South Carolina units under the Confederacy. Two pensions were confirmed as cooks or servants, and none forRead More


By LUCIUS GANTT One of the best things that African Americans can do in 2018 is to come together, especially at the ballot box. The so-called conservative political base of white supremacists, white nationalists, klansmen, skinheads and neo-Nazis will undoubtedly be beaten like a drum in 2018 elections if black men come together and join black women at America’s polling places in 2018 local, state and federal elections. Don’t listen to the false political prophets on social media, ignore the modern day Uncle Toms, Sambos and Aunt Jemimas on morningRead More

Essence Is Once Again A 100 Percent Black-Owned Company

The black women’s magazine is no longer under Time Inc. By Taryn Finley, Black Voices, Huff Post JOSH BRASTED VIA GETTY IMAGES 9.2k Essence magazine has officially parted ways with Time Inc., making it a fully black-owned company for the first time in nearly two decades. Essence Ventures, a company launched last year by Sundial Brands co-founder Richelieu Dennis, announced Wednesday that it had acquired Essence Communications. Michelle Ebanks will remain the magazine’s president and is set to join the board of directors, the company said in a statement. Members ofRead More

Can vitamin D reduce arterial stiffness?

In just four months, high-doses of vitamin D reduce arterial stiffness in young, overweight/obese, vitamin-deficient, but otherwise still healthy people. Agencies  | Published: January 4, 2018 11:42 am Tags: Artery  Clogged arteries  Thickening of arteries  Vitamin D High-doses of vitamin D are effective in reducing arterial stiffness, finds a study. Researchers said that in just four months, high-doses of vitamin D reduce arterial stiffness in young, overweight/obese, vitamin-deficient, but otherwise still healthy African-Americans. Rigid artery walls are an independent predictor of cardiovascular- related disease and death and vitamin D deficiency appears to be aRead More

NAACP Community Forum January 8 2018

Sent: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 2:55 PMTo: North Brevard NAACPSubject: NAACP Community Forum January 8 2018   Dear NAACP Supporter:   As you are aware a young man was physically assaulted while in the custody of Titusville Police officers. The video is disturbing and appears to be a case of excessive force by law enforcement.   In recent years all over this country we have watched similar displays of unwarranted excessive and deadly force being imparted on unarmed African-American citizens by law enforcement. This recent event demonstrates that no community is immune toRead More