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Insurance enrollment Sunday in Daytona

Insurance enrollment Sunday in Daytona

Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry is encouraging every uninsured resident to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The deadline to purchase health insurance for 2014 to meet the bill’s mandate is March 31. The City of Daytona Beach and Halifax Medical Center will host an enrollment event on Sunday, March […]

Pulitzer Prize winner to discuss his Thurgood Marshall book

Pulitzer Prize winner to discuss his Thurgood Marshall book

Gilbert King will lead a discussion of his Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. The nonfiction book details events that took place in Lake County in […]

Five Flagler youth to compete in ACT-SO competition

Five Flagler youth to compete in ACT-SO competition

Since they brought home a medalist before – namely, Xavier Ryan and his bronze medal in photography – they are on the move with five finalists for racking up more at the 105th Annual NAACP National Convention in Las Vegas. They singled out the ACT-SO winners during a banquet recently at the African American Cultural Society […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Summer lifeguard tryouts continue There’s still time to apply for a summer job as a part-time lifeguard with Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division. Swim tryouts will be on these dates: • Saturday, March 22: 8 to 10 a.m. at the DeLand YMCA; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Deltona YMCA, 280 Wolf Pack Run; […]

Libraries plan finance programs for Money Smart Week

Libraries plan finance programs for Money Smart Week

Volusia County libraries will host special financial programs in recognition of Money Smart Week, April 5 to 12. These free programs will address a variety of topics including investing, retirement, credit, debt and savings. Money Smart Week, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association, is a national public awareness […]

The GOP’s ‘culture of poverty’ gambit

The GOP’s ‘culture of poverty’ gambit

The 2014 mid-term elections are just eight months away – and the Republicans are worried about Black voters again. They have good reason to be – that is, to worry about a repeat of 2012. Then, despite the best efforts of GOP-dominated state legislatures to block Blacks’ access to the polls, Black voters’ turnout rate […]

Romancing the vote, but not the dollar

Romancing the vote, but not the dollar

It’s so silly for Black people to fight over the Dems and Repubs when it is counterproductive for us to be enslaved by either party. Between the late 1800s and the early 1900s we voted nearly 100 percent Republican.  Now we vote nearly 100 percent Democrat. What has that gotten us besides being ignored and […]

States shift higher education costs to families

States shift higher education costs to families

As the nation’s trillion-dollar student debt continues to rise, a new analysis of public higher education’s funding finds dwindling state support is the key factor driving rising tuition costs and deepening student debt. According to Demos, a public policy organization advocating economic opportunity and inclusive democracy, over the last two decades, state support for higher […]

America, the land of the free!

America, the land of the free!

Darlene Aiken Guest Columnist The doctor says, ma’am, you’ve been feeling under the weather because, great news, you are pregnant! The immediate thought is supposed to be one of jubilation, yet the only emotion that rears its head is the one of, Oh! Lord, please let it be a girl, please, please, please! I do […]

Healthy eating tips for college students on the go

Healthy eating tips for college students on the go

BY ZAVIA FERGUSON SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The countdown begins. With less than an hour on the clock, sweat rolls off the brow of Sierra Taliaferro as she races with fellow classmates to complete the Recycle Mania challenge on the campus of Bethune- Cookman University (B-CU). The challenge was a nationwide competition for college […]