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New Center for Business and Industry program aims to boost manufacturing skills

New Center for Business and Industry program aims to boost manufacturing skills

Mark Madore believes it is critical that his employees possess core competencies common to the manufacturing industry. That’s why the director of operations for Sparton Electronics Corp. in DeLeon Springs has enrolled a group of his 424 employees in a new Certified Production Technician training program (CPT) being offered by Daytona State College’s Center for […]

Author to discuss ‘Race in the Age of Obama’ at Stetson

Author to discuss ‘Race in the Age of Obama’ at Stetson

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Author and editor Ta-Nehisi Coates will lecture on “A Deeper Black: Race in the Age of Obama,” on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at Stetson University. The presentation is free and open to the public and will be held in the Stetson Room of the Carlton Union Building, 131 […]

Building a fair economy must remain a top goal

Building a fair economy must remain a top goal

BY BARBARA R. ANWINE TRICE EDNEY WIRE As we usher in 2012, it remains disheartening that unemployment rates for African-Americans and Latinos/Hispanics remain in the double digits. Far more must be done to address disparities in access and opportunity that plague minorities nationwide. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ December 2011 unemployment data revealed that […]

Your tax refund is yours to keep

Your tax refund is yours to keep

BY CHARLENE CROWELL NNPA FINANCIAL WRITER Each year as W-2s begin arriving in mailboxes, commercials start promoting a range of services to ‘help’ consumers with tax preparation. These advertisements beckon consumers to take advantage of convenient and worry-free services. Each year, high-cost tax-related services drain an estimated $11 billion from the pockets of 30 million […]

Constitutional amendment can stop the lynching of democracy

Constitutional amendment can stop the lynching of democracy

BY DR. BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS, JR. NNPA COLUMNIST The growing Occupy the Dream movement for economic equality and empowerment has correctly determined that one of its top priorities is to support passage of a constitutional amendment to make all federal elections publicly financed. The constitutional amendment will be effective in the campaign to confront income […]

We must rescue the American Dream

We must rescue the American Dream

BY MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN NNPA COLUMNIST Getting a high school and college degree and achieving the American Dream could easily have seemed impossible to eighteen-year-old Toni Thomas. As Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Cass learned when she met Toni and her mother while on assignment for the Children’s Defense Fund, Toni grew up moving from place […]

Fashion, talent show in Ormond to help build facilities in Africa

Fashion, talent show in Ormond to help build facilities in Africa

A fashion and talent show displaying singing, dancing, comedy, poetry, music and acrobats will be held Feb. 17 at the Calvary Christian Center Gymnasium in Ormond Beach at 7 p.m. The show, Africa’s Got Talent, which seeks to benefit infrastructure in Africa, will be judged by audience members who will cast their votes for their […]

Flagler NAACP launches voter registration drive

Flagler NAACP launches voter registration drive

BY JEROLINE McCARTHY DAYTONA TIMES The Flagler County NAACP has launched a voter registration drive in sync with the NAACP’s Washington Bureau in its efforts to register 300,000 new voters across the nation. “Within the past year, many states have enacted measures, which will have the result of restricting access to the voting booth,” noted […]

Bruno eyes Senate; Northey wants to be Supervisor of Elections

Bruno eyes Senate; Northey wants to be Supervisor of Elections

Bruno eyes Senate; Northey wants to be Supervisor of Elections BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two Volusia County Council members have announced their intentions to run for different offices to continue their public service. Volusia County Chairman Frank Bruno says he will be running for the Florida Senate District 7 seat while Volusia County Council […]

B-CU instructor wants to make difference as school board member

B-CU instructor wants to make difference as school board member

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Ida Wright believes public education is the greatest opportunity for many children to have a bright future. This is one of the reasons the Bethune-Cookman University instructor has decided to enter the political arena for the first time and run for the Volusia County District 2 school board seat. Wright […]

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