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Celebrating Black fathers

Celebrating Black fathers

As we approach Fathers’ Day across the United States and in some other nations throughout the world, it is important to lift up those Black American fathers who are doing what is right and good for their children, families and communities. Too often when the issue of Black men is raised, it is done from […]

Climate change:  The ‘distant future’ is here

Climate change: The ‘distant future’ is here

One of the classic commercials of the 1970s, when technological advances in food processing made it possible to enhance the flavor of margarine, posed an actress as Mother Nature about to ecstatically praise the taste of what she thought was her creation: “My delicious butter.” But then she’s informed by the voice-over that it’s actually […]

San Antonio mayor nominated to become next HUD secretary

San Antonio mayor nominated to become next HUD secretary

A Texas mayor could soon move from City Hall to the nation’s capital. On May 23, San Antonio native and Mayor Julian Castro was nominated by President Obama to become the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Commenting on his selection for the 16th HUD Secretary, President Obama said, “As mayor, Julian has […]

Black students ‘reunited again’ after 40 years

Black students ‘reunited again’ after 40 years

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mainland and Seabreeze Senior High Schools’ Class of 1974 held reunion activities in Daytona Beach last weekend, with 85 alumni traveling from as far away as Minnesota to attend. Events included a meet-and-greet on Friday, June 6, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort; a Saturday picnic at Cypress Street Park, followed […]

Neck-strengthening device aims to help prevent concussions

Neck-strengthening device aims to help prevent concussions

Cervifit created by former FSU football player BY NICOLE BROCHU SUN SENTINEL/MCT WESTON — Alan Philipson is tackling the problem of head injuries from a different angle — by working out the neck. Influenced by studies showing a link between concussions and neck strength, the entrepreneur has created the Cervifit, a portable device that uses […]

Earnhardt Jr. revved for more success at Michigan speedway

Earnhardt Jr. revved for more success at Michigan speedway

BY MIKE BRUDENELL DETROIT FREE PRESS/MCT DETROIT — June at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) has been kind to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt, nicknamed “June bug” as a youngster by his legendary racing father, has snapped long losing streaks at MIS in June twice during his career and left each time with renewed hope of winning […]

City keeps Chisholm despite average grade

City keeps Chisholm despite average grade

Daytona city manager gets high enough grade to keep job for at least another year BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Despite receiving a less-than-glowing annual review, Daytona Beach city commissioners and mayor have decided to hold on to City Manager Jim Chisholm. His 3.16 C-average on a scale of 1-5 was enough to keep […]

Midtown music studio brings in celebs

Midtown music studio brings in celebs

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Three musical legends and a few up-and-coming artists met at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center on May 30 to tour Daytona Beach’s state-of-the-art music recording studio. Cuba Gooding Sr. of the Main Ingredient, Dr. Otto Gomez and Lawrence Waldon joined young jazz artist Troy Valance and young percussionist […]

Swim classes encouraged for kids and adults

Swim classes encouraged for kids and adults

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Reports of accidental drowning deaths already have begun with the start of the summer season, including at least four victims under age 4 in Central Florida. And last week, Randall Clay Hood, the 26-year-old son of State Rep. Dave Hood, former mayor of Ormond Beach, died in a drowning […]

Program will feed hungry kids during summer vacation

Program will feed hungry kids during summer vacation

BY MARGIE MENZEL NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – As the school year ends, classrooms and playgrounds will empty for the summer – but that will leave many Florida children hungry because they rely on free and reduced-cost school meals for breakfast and lunch. Food banks, non-profits and community groups are trying to pick up […]