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Comedian brings comedy, wisdom to mentoring program

Comedian brings comedy, wisdom to mentoring program

“Any time you, young girls, have a dream, fulfill that dream…Don’t give up. Don’t let nobody come in your life and tell you what you can’t do, what you can’t be,” said Halliemae Jenkins. “So, let me tell you, young girls…Whatever you believe, that’s what you become…You, young girls, save your body, cherish your body… […]

County to provide grant information, seek public input

County to provide grant information, seek public input

Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will provide information about three grant programs during a public workshop May 15 at 2 p.m. at the Volusia County Health Department, 1825 Holsonback Drive. Staff will give overviews and discuss estimated funding levels for the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Emergency Solutions Grant. Residents and […]

Study: Whites still getting rich quicker than Blacks, Hispanics

Study: Whites still getting rich quicker than Blacks, Hispanics

According to a new research report, America’s racial wealth gaps will persist until public policy reforms provide every family the opportunity to build wealth.  “Less Than Equal: Racial Disparities in Wealth Accumulation,” from the Urban Institute’s Opportunity and Ownership project, analyzed data and trends from 1983-2010. Over these years, the average household income of Whites […]

Military expansion in Mali and Syria?

Military expansion in Mali and Syria?

The Obama administration is preparing for an expansion of U.S. military involvement into areas from which it should keep its nose clear: Syria and Mali. In both cases,we are witnessing civil wars unfold. In the case of Syria, there has been the active involvement of outside powers, including the states around the Arabian/Persian Gulf such […]

Clarence Thomas’ deep-seated jealousy of Obama

Clarence Thomas’ deep-seated jealousy of Obama

For someone who seems to revel in being silent during the Supreme Court’s traditionally lively oral arguments – when a public display of his professional competence would be appropriate – Clarence Thomas’s out-of-court comments are extraordinarily revealing. They show a man whose exalted position has brought him no inner peace, a man who continues to […]

Republicans have some reaching to do

Republicans have some reaching to do

“Brighter days are ahead. The check is in the mail.” That is what the Republicans seem to be saying after they released their “Growth and Opportunity Project” report in March. Six months after Republicans took a drubbing in the 2012 elections, GOP National Committee Chair Reince Priebus announced a $10 million outreach program to seek […]

Commissioner, activist clash over ‘freedom of speech’

Commissioner, activist clash over ‘freedom of speech’

Charges of racism heat up city commission meeting BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A clash between Zone 5’s city commissioner and a community activist over “freedom of speech” during the public comment segment of a Daytona Beach City Commission meeting prompted Daytona Beach’s mayor to weigh in on the conflict, which got heated during […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Coach to serve as Keynote for Baccalaureate Bishop “Coach” George E. Butts, Sr. will be the keynote speaker for Atlantic High School’s Baccalaureate.  Coach Butts is the head coach of the Lady Sharks Varsity Basketball Team and has been an employee of Volusia County Schools for more than 25 years.  He is also the pastor […]

Coca-Cola to spend $2 billion for Florida oranges

Coca-Cola to spend $2 billion for Florida oranges

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s citrus growers anticipate the largest planting of orange trees in a quarter century because of a soft drink company. The Coca-Cola Company is going to buy $2 billion worth of oranges to supply its Simply and Minute Maid juice brands, a purchase that will allow growers teamed with […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats softball grinds out season, win division ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Wins have been hard to come by for the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats softball team, but the wins that they have are big ones. B-CU finished the regular season at 17-33 overall and 11-3 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). They won the MEAC South […]