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Getting ready for school

Getting ready for school

Parents and students line up to receive school supplies on Aug. 16 at Daisy Stocking Park during the City of Daytona Beach’s final Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway stop.  (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

State public relations  association recognizes local chapter for work with college students

State public relations association recognizes local chapter for work with college students

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) recognized its Volusia/Flagler chapter last week for outstanding accomplishments at its annual conference in Orlando. The local chapter received the President’s Award for Student Development, recognizing its creative internship program for college students majoring in public relations. Students from Bethune-Cookman University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Stetson […]

Community News

Community News

Volunteers sought to read to students in Flagler, Volusia The United Way and Flagler Volunteer Services are seeking ReadingPals volunteers to read to pre-k through third grade students at local public schools for one hour a week from late September 2014 through May 2015. No experience is necessary. Flagler County schools Bunnell Elementary, Bunnell; Belle […]

Do we perpetuate Black stereotypes?

Do we perpetuate Black stereotypes?

Many African-Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on Blacks, especially young Black males. Just in the past month alone, there have been the police murders of Eric Garner (Staten Island, N.Y.), Ezell Ford (Los Angeles, and Michael Brown (Ferguson, Mo.). Each of these victims were all unarmed, young, Black and male. […]

Ending the payday lending debt trap

Ending the payday lending debt trap

In just a few days, the debt trap at the core of small-dollar loans that come with triple digit interest rates has generated an unprecedented groundswell of national and local attention. From prosecutors filing criminal charges, to grassroots activists gathering support for strong federal rules, and cable television personalities poking fun, the multi-billion dollar payday […]

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 […]