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Fight to protect kids from guns not over

Fight to protect kids from guns not over

The United States Senate’s failure to pass common sense gun safety measures – the Manchin-Toomey Amendment to expand background checks to keep guns away from underage or dangerous people, and amendments to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines designed only to kill as many human beings as possible — is a moral failure of […]

Sharp drop in Black male enrollment in med schools

Sharp drop in Black male enrollment in med schools

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Fewer Black males were enrolled in the first year of medical schools last year than 32 years ago. It’s a trend that, if left uncorrected, could hamper efforts to provide quality health care to underserved communities, according to a top officer in the American Association of Medical […]

State cuts to college aid exacerbates affordability issue

State cuts to college aid exacerbates affordability issue

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – As President Obama continues to underscore the need to increase the college-educated workforce significantly by 2020, all except two states have slashed their funding for higher education. “Cuts to state funding for higher education, since the start of the recession, have been severe and very widespread,” said […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats softball, baseball teams leading MEAC Southern Division BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Wildcats stayed atop the MEAC South Division by sweeping North Carolina A&T in a three-game series in Sanford. B-CU continues to play well. For the month of April, the team had a 12-3 record as of Monday. “The goal from the […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Spruce Creek wins state weightlifting title BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Spruce Creek High School won the Class 2A boys weightlifting state title at the Kissimmee Civic Center on April 19. The Hawks tallied 28 points to win the team title. Kissimmee St. Cloud and Longwood Lyman both tied for second place with 12 points. […]

Unemployment drops to 9.5 percent in Palm Coast metropolitan area

Unemployment drops to 9.5 percent in Palm Coast metropolitan area

Palm Coast, Fla. – Unemployment in the Palm Coast metropolitan area (Flagler County) dropped to 9.5 percent in March – the first time unemployment has dipped into a single digit since June 2008, according to figures released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The Palm Coast metropolitan area now has 4,116 more people […]

Speedway appoints Black, Hispanic to board

Speedway appoints Black, Hispanic to board

Marketing experts brought on to help attract more minorities to sport BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES With the hopes of expanding its fan base to include more minorities, the International Speedway Corporation (ISC) announced this month the appointment of a Hispanic and Black to the company’s board of directors. ISC CEO Lesa France Kennedy said […]

Mom protesting, fighting for justice two years after son’s death

Mom protesting, fighting for justice two years after son’s death

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES April 16 is a date Wisteria Harry will never forget. It was two years ago on this date that her son, Donnell “D.J.’’ Ellis, was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Holly Hill motel. The killing involved seven individuals but has affected the lives of many more, […]

Muslims extend open arms to community with Dawa program

Muslims extend open arms to community with Dawa program

BY KARSCEAL TURNER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Michelly Zulfiqar, a board member of the Muslim Women’s Association of Daytona Beach, say the organization’s mission was accomplished on Saturday as hundreds attended a program designed to better acquaint residents with the Muslim culture. Saturday marked the second year the Muslim Women’s Association has reached out […]

Ford ordained as pastor, to lead Choice Christian church

Ford ordained as pastor, to lead Choice Christian church

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Harold Calvin Ford took another walk of faith on April 14 when he was ordained as a minister. At the same time, he became pastor of Choice Christian Worship Center of Daytona Beach. “I’m really excited. It’s a lot of responsibility, more than I ever thought I’d have, but I’m […]