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All parents, students borrow heavily to finance college

All parents, students borrow heavily to finance college

Whether beginning a career or seeking to keep one going, the competitive edge in today’s job market usually goes to those with college degrees. In our recovering economy with fewer jobs available than there are people who need them, there is strong motivation to earn degrees. But higher education also costs money – more than […]

Let’s take hate radio down

Let’s take hate radio down

The recent case of Rush Limbaugh’s rant against the Georgetown University Law student Sandra Fluke once again highlights the national problem we have with ‘hate radio.’ In the name of free speech, demagogues such as Limbaugh are allowed to run free and say virtually whatever they wish to say irrespective of who they hurt, what […]

Locked up with George Clooney

Locked up with George Clooney

It’s not every day that one goes to jail and have the act called a badge of honor. I had never thought of going to jail for any reason. When I was in law school, any mention of an arrest or going to jail would have meant I was representing someone who’d been arrested and […]

Deputy Chief Walton leaves Daytona for Philly

Deputy Chief Walton leaves Daytona for Philly

BY ANDREAS BUTLER, DAYTONA TIMES: Daytona’s second-in-command and highest-ranking Black cop ever is headed up North because of an offer that he couldn’t refuse. Deputy Chief Benjamin ‘Ben’ Walton is leaving the Daytona Beach Police Department to take a position as the executive director of public safety for the Philadelphia Housing Authority. “I didn’t apply for the […]

Women, children and poverty made visible

Women, children and poverty made visible

Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West deserve high props for their summer poverty tour.  They started on an Indian reservation, hit the inner city, and looked at poverty in all of its manifestations. While many dismissed their high-profile tour as a political ploy, I am absolutely convinced of their sincerity.  In addition, these two men […]

‘Faith, family, friends’ is focus of surprise birthday party

‘Faith, family, friends’ is focus of surprise birthday party

Loretta Pete’s 70th birthday was a popular draw, as a surprise birthday party was set up for the Palm Coast resident. The party made for an unforgettable experience. Pete was surprised when her guests shouted, “Surprise!” at Vince Carter’s, a Daytona Beach venue of upscale cuisine and entertainment. Daytona Beach native Vince Carter, a NBA […]

Dr. Valarie King recognized as ‘making a difference’

Dr. Valarie King recognized as ‘making a difference’

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES STAFF: Dr. Valarie Greene King, the founding director of the University of Central Florida’s Office of Diversity Initiatives, has been recognized as a woman who is making a difference in the March issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education. She is among a distinguished group of 25 women from throughout the U.S. […]

Midtown could be home to new law school

Midtown could be home to new law school

BY ANDREAS BUTLER, DAYTONA TIMES: A Jacksonville group met with city officials at City Hall on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of bringing a law school to Daytona. The school would be located at the old police station on the corner of Orange Avenue and Nova Road in the historic Midtown district, Daytona’s Black community. The groups […]

Diverse groups unify, call for George Zimmerman’s arrest

Diverse groups unify, call for George Zimmerman’s arrest

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Hundreds of Bethune-Cookman University and Daytona State students, joined by members of Occupy Daytona and others, marched from the B-CU campus to protest the refusal of law enforcement authorities to arrest George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old Sanford man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Martin was unarmed carrying only a bag of […]

Community events

Community events

To list your event FREE, e-mail us at news@daytonatimes.com. No phone calls or faxes, please. Events are listed on a space-available basis, and in the sole discretion of the Daytona Times staff. For guaranteed placement, info@daytonatimes.com, phone 954-882-2946, for ad rates. Wholistic Health fair scheduled The 12th Wholistic Health and Community Fair featuring healthy lifestyle demonstrations, […]