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Dogs get more respect than Michael Brown

Dogs get more respect than Michael Brown

It doesn’t matter if you are state legislator or an alderman, a journalist or a local leader. If you are in Ferguson, Mo., you won’t get any respect. You can be the uncle of a victim whose body was left to lie on the street for several hours and you will not be allowed to […]

Black Americans’ threat from Whites wearing badges

Black Americans’ threat from Whites wearing badges

The disjointed, gap-laden manner in which Ferguson, Mo. Police Chief Thomas Jackson revealed the name of the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to death – all the while alleging that Brown had robbed a convenience store a short time before their encounter – should convince any thinking person that that community’s White power […]

How much does it cost to raise a kid? $245,000

How much does it cost to raise a kid? $245,000

Government report: Cost of rearing a child up 1.8 percent BY PETER FROST CHICAGO TRIBUNE (MCT) The cost for a middle-income family to raise a child born in 2013 to age 18 rose to $245,340, up 1.8 percent from the previous year, according to a government report released Monday. Housing comprised the largest expense at […]

Survey: More than a third of Americans have saved nothing for retirement

Survey: More than a third of Americans have saved nothing for retirement

BY BECKY YERAK CHICAGO TRIBUNE (MCT) More than a third of Americans have no retirement savings, and millennials feel more financially secure than other age groups despite being the least likely to have socked away any cash for their golden years, a new survey shows. Bankrate.com, a publisher of personal finance content, found that on […]

B-CU unveils new programs, degree offerings

B-CU unveils new programs, degree offerings

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson unveiled the goals of the institution during his State of the University address on Monday. His speech focused on new programs, new degree offerings and a renewed focus on students. In a push to connect all services to students across the campus, Bethune-Cookman University has […]

A summer of earning, learning

A summer of earning, learning

Youth take away more than cash from city’s employment program BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Keishon Smith will be in his dorm room at Florida A&M University preparing for class in another week. This summer, however, the 18-year-old was schooled on money management, budgeting, banking, work readiness skills and how to be a team […]

City departments compete for bragging rights

City departments compete for bragging rights

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Ducking and dodging was the name of the game as the Daytona Beach Police Department was pitted against the Leisure Service department and Human Resources faced off against the water department. You read right. The City of Daytona Beach held a dodge ball tourney at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Center […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Church to hold B-CU Day The New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church family will host its second annual Bethune-Cookman University Day on Aug. 17 at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Melvin C. Dawson, a B-CU alumnus, will be the speaker. Special guests include the B-CU MEAC champion football team along with Coach Brian Jenkins and staff. Students, […]

More Community News

More Community News

Church amps up fellowship with festival Palm Coast United Methodist Church held its inaugural AMP It Up! outdoor music festival on Aug. 2 at the church’s North Campus in Palm Coast. AMP stands for Achieving Maximum Potential. The event brought together the music of Palm Coast’s NeVaeh band along with Elvis tribute artist Randy Walker […]

Community News

Community News

Votran, Elections Office partner to give free ride to the poll Votran and the Volusia County Elections Office are partnering to offer free rides to the polls for registered voters. Transportation to early voting sites, primary election polls Aug. 26, and the general election polls Nov. 4 will be provided free to Votran riders with […]