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Once ‘Wonder Boy’ of NASCAR wins Brickyard 400

Once ‘Wonder Boy’ of NASCAR wins Brickyard 400

Jeff Gordon makes ‘restart’ of his life in Indianapolis BY JIM PELTZ LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) INDIANAPOLIS — There was a period a few years ago when many wondered whether Jeff Gordon’s best days were behind him. The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion earned only one victory from 2008 through 2010 before he rediscovered his […]

Voting begins for MEAC/SWAC Challenge’s Walter Payton Achievement Award

Voting begins for MEAC/SWAC Challenge’s Walter Payton Achievement Award

SPECIAL TO THE COURIER ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, has announced six nominees for the 2014 Walter Payton Achievement Award, granted annually to a player from each team participating in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney. This year’s matchup features the North Carolina A&T State University Aggies of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and […]

Report: Stereotyped mascots harmfully effecting Native American youth

Report: Stereotyped mascots harmfully effecting Native American youth

BY ROBERTO ALEJANDRO SPECIAL TO THE NNPA A recent report prepared by the Center for American Progress found stereotypical team mascots have a harmful effect on American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Noting that the American Psychological Association issued a call to retire all team and school mascots based on depictions of Native Americans back […]

Changes to loan program could help Blacks

Changes to loan program could help Blacks

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON  – This fall, the Department of Education plans to announce changes to PLUS loans that officials say will make it easier for parents to qualify for the financial aid program that thousands of Black college students rely on every semester. In an effort to combat a rising number […]

City seeking churches’ help with kids

City seeking churches’ help with kids

More summer programs needed in Midtown to keep children out of trouble BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Feeding the hungry and clothing the poor are two fundamental practices area churches partake in. But these institutions are being tapped to offer another service to the community – take care of Daytona Beach’s children. As requested […]

Aviation program takes flight

Aviation program takes flight

Retired Air Force officer leads program at Scarlett-Golden center BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach has launched an aviation program at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center. Youth up to age 17 have been learning the ins and outs of aircraft through flight simulation and remote-controlled aircraft. Arthur Miles, […]

Locals weigh in on rape suspect’s beatdown

Locals weigh in on rape suspect’s beatdown

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES He did a good job. Those are the sentiments heard around the world for the father of an 11 year-old rape victim who pummeled 18-year-old Daytona Beach resident Raymond Frolander on July 18 after he said he found him sexually assaulting his son. The teen admitted to the sexual […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

B-CU dean to speak Sunday at Greater New Zion Men and Women’s Day will be observed at the Greater New Zion Primitive Baptist Church on July 27. Guest speaker for the 11 a.m. service will be the Rev. David Allen, chapel dean at Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU). The church is at 201 N. Dr. Martin Luther […]

Campbell Elementary banquet tickets available

Campbell Elementary banquet tickets available

Campbell Elementary alumni who attended the school from 1962 to 1969 will celebrate the school’s legacy with a banquet recognizing and memorializing the school’s faculty and staff. The banquet, set for Saturday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m., will be at the John H. Dickerson Community Center, 308 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd,. Daytona […]

Libraries to host ‘Medicare 101’ programs

Libraries to host ‘Medicare 101’ programs

Residents who are enrolled in Medicare or will qualify within the next few months are invited to free “Medicare 101” programs at three public libraries in August. The programs will be presented by the nonprofit organization SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). A representative will explain what is covered under Medicare, how individual parts […]