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Volusia, cities updating local mitigation strategy Volusia County government and the county’s 16 municipalities are updating the 2009 Local Mitigation Strategy, which focuses on reducing the risk of death, injury and property damage due to hazards such as flooding, wind and fire. The public is invited to review the final draft at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, […]

Research: Most residents ignored Palm Coast tornado warning

Research: Most residents ignored Palm Coast tornado warning

A university research study regarding emergency tornado notification found that most residents who received a warning about Palm Coast’s Starlight Tornado last December took no action to protect themselves. That is one of six key findings of a University of Missouri-Columbia research study regarding emergency tornado notification. The research was conducted in February with the […]

African leaders summit in America

African leaders summit in America

The importance of President Barack Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held this week in Washington, D.C. should not be underestimated. This is historic event for all Americans, but especially for 45 million Black Americans who all are direct or indirect descendants from Africa. Because of the politically polarized atmosphere in Washington, D.C., whatever initiative that President […]

Putting on my Harriett Tubman shoes

Putting on my Harriett Tubman shoes

In light of all the racism mounting up around us I put myself in Harriet Tubman’s shoes. Her mind had to be ready for war. What made her believe she could be free? Where did the courage come from when all displays of aggression were met with discipline? If you knew that your opportunity to […]

Palestinian and the Black American freedom struggles

Palestinian and the Black American freedom struggles

Knowing of my concern about justice for the Palestinians, a friend sent me a link the other day regarding Palestine and Black America; [http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/180382/students-justice-palestine#undefined] The essence of this piece is the author’s allegation that Palestinians cannot and should not compare their struggle to that of the African-American struggle for justice. Actually, there is nothing new […]

State AGs, feds crackdown on mortgage fraud

State AGs, feds crackdown on mortgage fraud

Although the rate of foreclosures nationwide has declined by April, 694,000 homeowners were still in some form of foreclosure, according to CoreLogic, a leading market analyst. Unfortunately, these consumers are also the targets of businesses charging costly, up-front fees for services that are never provided. On July 23, a coordinated state and federal enforcement action […]

Another NASCAR win this season for Wallace

Another NASCAR win this season for Wallace

Black racecar driver excelled last month at Eldora Speedway NASCAR WIRE SERVICES In front of a packed house at Eldora Speedway, Darrell Wallace Jr. won the 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic on July 23. Wallace, a NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate, earned his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) win of the season. Wallace regained […]

Hampton’s Pierce to coach U.S. track and field team in British Columbia

Hampton’s Pierce to coach U.S. track and field team in British Columbia

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA – Hampton University Director of Track & Field Maurice Pierce is the head men’s coach as part of the U.S. Track & Field National Team for the 2014 North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Under-23 Championships, which will be held Aug. 8-10 in Kamloops, British Columbia. In his 12th season at Hampton and his […]

Lewis to star in Spike TV’s ‘Coaching Bad’

Lewis to star in Spike TV’s ‘Coaching Bad’

EURWEB.COM Spike TV will team with NFL veteran Ray Lewis and anger management specialist Dr. Christian Conte to tackle the growing problem of coaches with uncontrollable anger issues in a new series, “Coaching Bad.” The show features nine coaches who have realized that they have a problem and need to do something about it before […]

Election signs are on the way

Election signs are on the way

Not to worry. The races in Volusia are heating up. BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES It’s that time of year again. Election season. However, residents in Daytona Beach may have noticed there aren’t a relatively large number of signs up throughout the city just yet. One reason is due to the type and number […]