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Volusia County high schools weekly roundup

Volusia County high schools weekly roundup

Johnson to leave Atlantic ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Atlantic High school is losing its boys basketball head coach. Jimmy Johnson is leaving the school. Johnson informed the school’s administration that he will leave at the end of the school year. The coach feels that it’s time to move on despite the good times he had […]

B-CU weekly roundup

B-CU weekly roundup

B-CU shuts down Harvard U, NCCU BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Baseball: ‘Cats sweep home stand, extend win streak Bethune-Cookman University is quietly putting together another quality season on the diamond. The Wildcats (12-9, 4-2) are currently on a seven game winning streak. This past week they won all six games during a home stand […]

Cathy Washington to officially announce candidacy Saturday

Cathy Washington to officially announce candidacy Saturday

By Ashley Thomas, DAYTONA TIMES-Cathy D. Washington will officially announce her candidacy for City of Daytona Beach Commissioner, Zone 6 on March 24. The lifelong Daytona Beach resident and Bethune-Cookman College alumnus has stated that the major issues she would like to tackle are jobs, affordable and energy efficient housing, revitalizing Midtown and other business districts, […]

Volusia County summer camp scholarships available

Volusia County summer camp scholarships available

Summer camp scholarships are available to income-eligible children and children with special needs through Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division. Families with children ages 5 to 14 who meet residency and income requirements are encouraged to apply for scholarships. To be eligible, 5-year-old children must have completed kindergarten. Scholarship awards are based on income-eligibility and will […]

Black children are ‘visible’

Black children are ‘visible’

More than 75 million viewers over the last several days have already watched the “Invisible Children’s Kony 2012″ film that exposes the violent wrath and utter misery perpetrated on Africans as a consequence of the rampage of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) led by Joseph Kony in northern Uganda.  Although this brutal conflict in Uganda […]

We must choose what kind of people we are

We must choose what kind of people we are

Even while we see jobs coming back, the tsunami created by the Great Recession is hitting cities and counties with full force. Suffolk County, one of the largest New York counties, has declared a financial emergency. Stockton, Calif., a city of 300,000, is on the verge of bankruptcy. As the cities go belly up, the […]

We want to end all wars

We want to end all wars

President Obama has brought our troops home from Iraq, ending one of the most unnecessary, shameful wars of our time. Those of us classified as being on the left are still pulling for an early exit from Afghanistan, too – another of the president’s jobs he inherited from his predecessor. We want to end all […]

Protecting gains for children in the Affordable Care Act

Protecting gains for children in the Affordable Care Act

Next week marks the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health reform legislation. Although not yet fully implemented, millions of children have already benefited and millions more will be helped as additional benefits take effect in 2014. But these gains and a number of Medicaid protections that millions of Americans rely […]

Sorority hosts forum to empower young Black males

Sorority hosts forum to empower young Black males

The Palm Coast/Flagler County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority captured a scene of Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence (EMBODI) through a Day of IMPACT (Inspiring and Mobilizing Public Service Advocates for Community Transformation). The forum sparked the dialogue of the African-American male crisis through a recent collaboration of the sorority, […]

Occupy Daytona plans protest in support of Trayvon Martin movement

Occupy Daytona plans protest in support of Trayvon Martin movement

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Occupy Daytona Beach is getting behind the Trayvon Martin movement and is planning a protest Monday, March 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the corner of International Speedway Boulevard and Beach Street in Daytona Beach. “Show the world we are all Trayvon,” said one of the organizers of the group who […]