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More time needed for land development code

More time needed for land development code

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach commissioners say they will need more time before they take a final vote on the city’s land development code. At the last meeting of the city commission on Dec. 3, they approved a number of changes and additions to the code previously. However, the decision on the […]

Time to light up Midtown

Time to light up Midtown

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The City of Holly Hill’s 55th annual Christmas parade (pictured above) was held on Dec. 6. The celebrations continue in Daytona Beach on Saturday, Dec. 13 with the annual Light Up Midtown parade and health fair. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will consist of area high school, […]

Cartoonist draws fans through serious Black depictions, messages

Cartoonist draws fans through serious Black depictions, messages

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Cartoonist Ron Bryant has been featured in newspapers and magazines the world over, reaching fans from Daytona to Atlanta, Nigeria to Germany discussing issues mainstream media refuse to acknowledge. Most recently, Bryant created quite the buzz after an illustration he drew depicting hip-hop superstar Nikki Minaj was shared thousands […]

Campaign money flowing in for special legislative elections

Campaign money flowing in for special legislative elections

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – When St. Augustine Republican John Thrasher left the Senate last month to become president of Florida State University, his departure created a domino effect that will lead to three special legislative elections in early 2015. But it hasn’t taken long for campaign donors in Northeast […]

At D.C. funeral, Marion Barry hailed as hero

At D.C. funeral, Marion Barry hailed as hero

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Marion Barry, the Washington, D.C. mayor who soared above all odds to become one of Black America’s most storied and most popular politicians, has been eulogized as a hero. “He was a hero – more than a champion. When champions win, they ride the people’s shoulders. When heroes win, the people […]

Events

Events

Fruits and vegetables  available at fair Daytona Beach residents are invited to take part in a fresh fruit and vegetable distribution on Dec. 13 at the “Light Up Midtown” Health Fair. The Midtown Redevelopment Area has been designated as a “food desert” by the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County and fits the criteria […]

Writers, readers coming together again at F.R.E.SH. Book Festival

Writers, readers coming together again at F.R.E.SH. Book Festival

There’s reason to traipse off to Daytona Beach for the Fourth Annual F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival that welcomes readers and writers alike for a literary gathering. Donna M. Gray Banks draws support from her neighbors in Palm Coast and friends and associates, whom she’s encountered as a community activist and founder/director of the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival. […]

Pill to fight HIV stirs controversy among gays

Pill to fight HIV stirs controversy among gays

BY ERYN BROWN AND ADOLFO FLORES LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) It would have seemed the stuff of fantasy in the dark days of the 1980s, when an AIDS diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence: a pill, taken daily, that could protect against HIV infection. But today, such a drug exists. The blue tablet, marketed […]

A criminal justice system that suffocates us

A criminal justice system that suffocates us

“I can’t breathe,” gasped Eric Garner, again and again and again. “I can’t breathe,” he said as several police officers were on top of him, choking him, pushing his head onto the concrete sidewalk. The man was not resisting arrest; he simply had the temerity to ask a police officer not to touch him. And […]

Yes, marching still makes a difference

Yes, marching still makes a difference

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” “No Justice, No Peace,” “I Can’t Breathe” “Black Lives Matter” Those are the chants and hand-written signs that continue to characterize marches, die-ins, sit-ins and other non-violent actions in more than 50 cities across the nation in response to grand jury decisions in Missouri and New York not to indict White […]

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