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Nothing essential about Essence

Nothing essential about Essence

I wrote a column three years ago titled, “Black Women No Longer Have Their Essence.” My point was that Essence, the pre-eminent magazine for Black women, had become irrelevant and an embarrassment to the Black community. Unfortunately, Essence has continued its descent into irrelevancy. For 20 years, Essence has sponsored an annual party during the […]

Drop in Black homeownership rate double that of Whites

Drop in Black homeownership rate double that of Whites

Each year the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University assesses the nation’s housing outlook. They recently-released The State of the Nation’s Housing in 2014 reveals that troubled housing areas remain in the midst of rising prices, higher interest rates and low inventories. According to the report, “Millions of homeowners, particularly in minority and […]

Labor group withdraws UNCF support over $25 million by Koch brothers

Labor group withdraws UNCF support over $25 million by Koch brothers

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has discontinued supplying scholarships to the United Negro College Fund because it accepted a $25 million donation from ultra-conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch and UNCF President Michael Lomax apparent support for the brothers’ […]

Four city zones idea gets nowhere

Four city zones idea gets nowhere

Kimmons says reducing Daytona districts would mean better resources for all residents BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach commissioners dove into a list of around three-dozen charter changes for over two hours at their last meeting. The changes came from the city’s Charter Review Committee and input from Daytona Beach residents. The commissioners […]

A winning smile

A winning smile

Aric Almirola takes a selfie with a fan on Saturday at the Daytona International Speedway. Almirola, who was born in Fort Walton Beach, won the rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 race on Sunday. Click here for story and more photos. ( DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

Crossdressers pass off phony currency as real deal

Crossdressers pass off phony currency as real deal

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES You may want to give your bills the onceover while Daytona Beach police officers identify and apprehend two men who passed off counterfeit currency as authentic at the CVS Pharmacy on LPGA Boulevard. The two men exchanged the money for merchandise on June 20. Video surveillance may make it […]

Cyber camp gives students a peek into high-paying field

Cyber camp gives students a peek into high-paying field

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Forty students from schools throughout Central Florida became junior cyber sleuths June 23-26, participating in a virtual world of fun, learning and interactive challenges at Daytona State College’s second annual summer cyber camp. The students, ranging from high school freshmen to seniors, were introduced to beginner and intermediate computer […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Halifax hosting free wellness forums for women Halifax Health Medical Center physicians will host interactive health forums covering topics important to women of all ages on July 12 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  at the France Tower Mezzanine, 303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd. Topics include incontinence, menopause, weight loss and bariatrics and cardiovascular health. […]

‘Success: You can get it if you want it,’ judge tells girls

‘Success: You can get it if you want it,’ judge tells girls

This news piece speaks of success as the acclaim we all can seek to have. “Success: You Can Get It If You Want It, If You Work For It” targeted Judge Shirley A. Green’s keynote address with a backdrop ending the year for the African-American Mentoring Program For Girls (AAMP-Girls). It sustained interest in Judge […]

Daytona State schedules ‘get it done’ registration day

Daytona State schedules ‘get it done’ registration day

New and returning students can “get it done” – sign up for classes, financial aid, etc. – in one visit to Daytona State College on Saturday, July 19. Registration for fall semester is as simple as stopping by the Daytona Beach Campus for Enrollment Day to complete everything from admission to registration and have a […]