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82 sites to participate in summer food program

82 sites to participate in summer food program

Volusia County’s Human Services Office will sponsor a Summer Food Service Program for children at 82 sites from June 10 through Aug. 16. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals regardless of race, color, sex, disability or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not […]

Reality (TV) Bites for Dating Celebrities

Reality (TV) Bites for Dating Celebrities

A local ‘bad boy’ and ‘bad girl’ share how time in the limelight affected their love lives The love life of a celebrity is a complicated thing. It’s not that they have a hard time finding someone to date, but it can be a challenge to find someone who wants to date them for the […]

Armstrong to discuss art at receptiopn

Armstrong to discuss art at receptiopn

A free reception featuring local artist Anthony Armstrong will be held June 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center.  The event is sponsored by the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Armstrong’s art will be featured at the center through July 19. More information: […]

ACT-SO workshops for teens under way in Flagler

ACT-SO workshops for teens under way in Flagler

The Afro-Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) has made its mark as a Flagler County NAACP enrichment program, encouraging high academic and cultural achievement among underserved minority high school students. The arts outreach for Summer 2013 is a supportive collaboration by the Flagler Police Athletic League (PAL), the Flagler School District, and the Flagler Sheriff’s […]

Jury is out on Obama’s fight to confirm judges

Jury is out on Obama’s fight to confirm judges

The next major showdown in Washington may not be over how best to reduce the deficit or involve another Obama cabinet appointment. Look for sparks to fly over the president’s constitutional prerogative to nominate federal judges and the Senate’s responsibility to either confirm or reject those nominees. The latest manifestation of this is President Obama’s […]

Zero tolerance discipline policies: A failing idea

Zero tolerance discipline policies: A failing idea

Many schoolchildren in America are on summer break right now, but here’s a pop quiz about discipline policies in our nation’s schools that’s just for grownups: • Would you suspend a student from school for four months for sharpening his pencil without permission and giving the teacher a “threatening” look when asked to sit down? […]

Private Manning deserves an award, not jail time

Private Manning deserves an award, not jail time

The court martial of Pvt. Bradley Manning for allegedly providing thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks is the latest in efforts undertaken by this administration to crush whistleblowers. In fact, the Manning case is reminiscent of that faced by Daniel Ellsberg in the famous “Pentagon Papers” incident surrounding the Vietnam War.  In the case of […]

Johnson shares his path to success in business

Johnson shares his path to success in business

NBA legend talks about his journey, gives advice during Black Enterprise Conference in Ohio BY STARLA MUHAMMAD NNPA NEWS SERVICE COLUMBUS, Ohio – Earvin “Magic” Johnson is easily considered one of the greatest basketball players in history. But it’s his strategic business moves off the court that have made the five-time NBA champion and Hall […]

Campbell’s iconic vehicle heading to festival in England

Campbell’s iconic vehicle heading to festival in England

Street, school in Daytona Beach was named after driver FROM STAFF REPORTS For the second time in its history, Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird V is crossing the Atlantic Ocean to the United Kingdom to be on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Daytona Beach was first named Campbell […]

Taylor receives Legislator of the Year Award during firefighters conference

Taylor receives Legislator of the Year Award during firefighters conference

Florida State Rep. Dwayne Taylor received the Florida Professional Firefighters Legislator of the Year award on June 6. The award was presented to him during the 69th annual conference for Professional Firefighters held at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. “Nobody deserves that award more than him,” commented Mike Tyrell, Daytona Beach Fire Department Union […]