Invest in our Students, the Arts Instruction. It’s Critical for Their Education.

By: C. Ron Allen Boca Raton, FL – Every year dozens of students who participate in band and orchestra in schools across our district cannot afford to rent or buy their instrument. But there is an even greater challenge facing these students: so many people have taken the arts for granted and are reluctant to support it financially. Our schools More...

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By Online Staff D On Monday, September 10th, 2018
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Not Voting Does What?

By: C. Ron Allen As the ballots were being tallied on election night, all indications were that Kathy Cottrell had won a seat on the Boca Raton City Council. But then the race got interesting, or rather ca used More...

By Online Staff On Friday, August 24th, 2018
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Col. Willie “Bill” J. Condry: A True Gentleman, Leader, Christian

When Delray Beach city officials needed structure at Pompey Park Recreational Center some years ago, they tapped U.S. Army Colonel (Ret.) Willie “Bill” Condry – the city’s first black to reach such rank More...

By Online Staff On Friday, July 6th, 2018
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Should Journalists Start Packing Now?

Sitting in my journalism classes in college, I learned the essence of what makes a good story, avoid libeling someone, the importance of asking tough questions and getting the details to write my stories factually More...

By Online Staff On Thursday, June 28th, 2018
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Local Library Rocking to Promote Summer Reading  

The summer is here and while some of our kids are in camps or away with relatives there are those who are at home or in the streets during the days. It is well known that a lack of reading during the summer can More...

By Online Staff On Monday, June 25th, 2018
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Saluting Strong Fathers, Mentors, My Hero

Just this past weekend, we celebrated Father’s Day, the one day of the year when grateful families, communities, and our nation set aside to celebrate dads. I had the honor of being in the company of nine-other More...

By Online Staff On Friday, June 8th, 2018
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Early Intervention is the Key to Preventing Crime in the Black Community

I attended the 33rd annual National Preventing Crime in the Black Community Conference in Jacksonville last week where more than 1,000 concerned residents, law enforcement personnel, experts, organization leaders More...

By Online On Monday, June 4th, 2018
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Putting the Community in Community Improvement

Although Mother’s Day is in our rearview mirror, I need to take a moment and wish all our mothers a happy belated Mother’s Day. I would’ve done so in last week’s column but I was forced to change my topic More...

By Online Staff On Friday, May 25th, 2018
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Is America’s Mental Health Crisis the Culprit of Gun Violence?

When a young while male stormed into a South Carolina church and opened fire killing nine black parishioners in a racist rage, his lawyers argued that he suffered from numerous mental disorders. The same reason More...

By Online Staff On Friday, May 11th, 2018
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Matthew `Bump’ Mitchell: Dedicated Entire life to Helping People, Especially Youth

Police Sgt. Rev. Matthew “Bump” Mitchell instilled character, discipline and a strong work ethic in the minds of thousands of Delray Beach children through his faith and his counseling while serving as a football More...