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Deltona library to host business workshops

Deltona library to host business workshops

Job seekers and new businesses can get some helpful tips during three free business workshops at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., in December. Luis Paris, an instructor with Stetson University’s School of Business, will present an introduction to the Startup Quest mentoring program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. This 10-week […]

Authors to gather again for annual F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival

Authors to gather again for annual F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival

It’s that time again for a sequel to the popular F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival, the third annual in a series of authors at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George Engram Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Readers will have a fresh look on books from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 4. They will move center stage when […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Palm Coast sets tree lighting, opening of Fantasy Lights for Dec. 1 Kick off the holiday season at the City of Palm Coast’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. The event is free. Join Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts in […]

Forcing poor people to go hungry

Forcing poor people to go hungry

Just as the holiday season begins, when the thoughts and actions of some focus on compassion for others, we could be about to witness the government’s forcing the poor to go hungry – the product of political horse-trading in Washington that has erased a critical portion of the already-meager subsidy the federal food stamp program […]

Is America becoming a nation of bullies?

Is America becoming a nation of bullies?

 “Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort.  Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more subtle actions.” –American Psychological Association When 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick jumped to her death from an abandoned concrete plant tower on September 9 because of bullying […]

Beyond the rhetoric: Why is there still discrimination?

Beyond the rhetoric: Why is there still discrimination?

I was being interviewed by two French citizens whose mission is to end discrimination in France. Their mission is very difficult because it is illegal to denote one’s race on any form or application. Race does not appear in the French census and to actually keep a count by race is a felony. The Catch […]

Incognito, Barkley and Wilbon use the n-word

Incognito, Barkley and Wilbon use the n-word

Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin, both of the Miami Dolphins, have dominated the news in the sports world for the past two weeks, but for all the wrong reasons. Supposedly, Martin was “bullied” by Incognito to the point that Martin left the team indefinitely.  Each plays on the offensive line, stands more than 6 feet, […]

Players who paved way for today’s Black quarterbacks

Players who paved way for today’s Black quarterbacks

Nine Black or biracial quarterbacks started Week 1 of the 2013 NFL season — the highest number in an opening weekend BY KIMBERLEY A. MARTIN NEWSDAY (MCT) After all these years, Anthony Lynn still remembers. The words had been a slap in the face — and the beginning of the end to his boyhood dream. […]

Islam chapter in textbook sparks protest

Islam chapter in textbook sparks protest

Residents expected to storm Nov. 18 Volusia school board meeting in DeLand over history curriculum BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES More than 200 people have signed up on a Facebook page to participate in a protest rally at a school board meeting at 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at the DeLand Administrative Complex, 200 N. Clara […]

Catching the bus will soon cost more

Catching the bus will soon cost more

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Council voted Nov. 7 to increase the fare to ride on Votran buses with the changes going into effect starting in February. It was passed by a 5-1 vote without discussion. Only Councilwoman Deb Denys was opposed. Councilman Pat Patterson was absent. The changes the council voted […]