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A chance to meet the local candidates

A chance to meet the local candidates

NAACP, Panhellenic Association hosting forum on Tuesday BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Local candidates running for political office have been invited to participate in an open forum sponsored by the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP to discuss their platforms as well as issues of importance to the community. Cynthia Slater, NAACP president, said the organization is […]

Daytonans join international conversation about HIV/AIDS

Daytonans join international conversation about HIV/AIDS

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES WASHINGTON – Daytona Beach residents are among the 20,000 people from around the world gathered at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. Jeff Allen is one of the founders of the Positive Champions Speakers Bureau, which is made up of people from all walks of life. The bureau’s purpose […]

Community says farewell to longtime nurse Marguerite Laws Jordan

Community says farewell to longtime nurse Marguerite Laws Jordan

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Earlier this month, the Daytona Beach community said goodbye to Marguerite C’Linda Laws Jordan. She died June 21 at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach at age 53. She was called “Rita’’ by some and “Ree Ree’’ by many. Her funeral service was held July 3 at Allen Chapel […]

Aug. 4 health clinic to focus on breast, colorectal cancers

Aug. 4 health clinic to focus on breast, colorectal cancers

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONATIMES A free clinic for residents to learn about breast and colorectal cancers will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, in South Daytona at 2089 South Ridgewood Ave. The clinic is open to men and women who are 40 years of age and older. Persons who qualify to receive free help are those […]

Ormond student recognized by prestigious honor society

Ormond student recognized by prestigious honor society

Kathleen T. Owens’ outstanding achievement in academics has earned her membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), a prestigious honor society headquartered in the District of Columbia. The Ormond Beach resident, on the Dean’s List, is a student at Kaplan University located in Des Moines, Iowa. Owens is the daughter of former Palm […]

Food summits to be held Aug. 1

Food summits to be held Aug. 1

Any person, group, ministry or agency interested in helping to fight hunger is invited to attend a local food summit on Aug. 1. The Community Foundation of East Central Florida and a coalition of local agencies are working together to bring groups and resources together to maximize the ability to provide food for families in […]

Web portal empowers students to make informed decisions

Web portal empowers students to make informed decisions

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Making smart decisions about postsecondary options just got easier with a new tool developed by the Florida Department of Education. The new Smart College Choices web portal allows prospective and current students to view graduation rates, employment statistics and earnings data for graduates of the 28 Florida College System institutions […]

Bamboozled by financial systems, Blacks struggle to recover

Bamboozled by financial systems, Blacks struggle to recover

Suddenly, it dawns on you that you lost your home, your life savings and your credit rating tanked not by accident, but by design of predatory lenders, vultures that circled Black communities looking for prey and you – a highly-educated, middle-class Black woman – fit the profile. I am among those in that profile of […]

Big Republican lies about small businesses

Big Republican lies about small businesses

Two things always happen when there is a debate about whether to extend George W. Bush’s tax cuts.  First, Republicans drag out the tired and misleading argument that any effort to return the tax rate to the pre-2001 levels amounts to “a job-killing tax hike.”  Second, the corporate media fails to cite evidence that the […]

Thousands file consumer complaints with CFPB

Thousands file consumer complaints with CFPB

As we move toward the second anniversary of President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, more than 45,000 people have filed complaints with the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In one case, a 77-year old Army veteran and retired businessman living in Georgia was certain he had paid off his mortgage, but his […]

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