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Local students: ‘We are Mike Brown’

Local students: ‘We are Mike Brown’

Vigil, forums held in response to grand jury’s decision in Ferguson BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “We shall overcome. We are our brother’s keepers. We are Mike Brown,” chanted 20 or so Bethune-Cookman University students as the rain came down Tuesday afternoon. The students encircled a statue of university founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune […]

2014 FLORIDA CLASSIC

2014 FLORIDA CLASSIC

A toast to the Wildcats B-CU alumni and friends at Orlando’s Rosen Centre celebrated the university’s latest Florida Classic gridiron victory against archrival Florida A&M University.

$35,000: That’s what Daytona man punched by officer got from city

$35,000: That’s what Daytona man punched by officer got from city

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A payment of $35,000 to Keriekan Palmer was authorized to be taken from Daytona Beach’s Consolidated Insurance Fund at the city’s last commission meeting. The payment comes after Palmer suffered three fractured teeth following a citation for littering in June 2012. Yes, littering. Palmer will share the $35,000 with […]

Pre-Thanksgiving dinner brings together DeLand community

Pre-Thanksgiving dinner brings together DeLand community

ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A free Thanksgiving community fellowship dinner was held on Nov. 20 at the Spring Hill Community Resource Center in DeLand. The annual event attracted more than  300 residents, including children from the Boys and Girls Club and a group from the Chisholm Center. “We see such a huge homeless population […]

Candidates file paperwork for Thrasher’s seat

Candidates file paperwork for Thrasher’s seat

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA John Thrasher’s departure this month from the Florida Senate has caused candidates to line up to run in special elections for his Senate seat and two House seats, according to filings with the state Division of Elections. Daytona Beach Democrat David Cox this week filed paperwork to run in Senate […]

World AIDS Day events planned in Volusia

World AIDS Day events planned in Volusia

There are a number of events planned for World AIDS Day in Volusia County. This year’s World AIDS Day theme is “Focus, Partner, and Achieve: an AIDS-free Generation.” World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support […]

Nurses in Flagler planning cruise to Bahamas

Nurses in Flagler planning cruise to Bahamas

Try filling up on entertainment of a plethora of offerings sailing the “Carnival Liberty.” Be up for fun in a getaway to Freeport, Nassau and Half Moon Cay in the Bahama Islands. The Registered Professional Nurses of Flagler County has Gloria Singleton on board to promote the cruise so that others can know what the organization is about. Singleton, […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Free legal advice clinics scheduled in December Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, the primary provider of free legal aid in Central Florida, is hosting free legal advice clinics through mid-December called Walk-In Wednesday. The clinics will take place at the Volusia County office, 128 Orange Ave., Daytona Beach, on Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. […]

Marching to freedom on a treadmill

Marching to freedom on a treadmill

Here’s a sobering statement from Economic Policy Institute (EPI): “Fifty years ago (2013), the unemployment rate was 5% for Whites and 10.9% for Blacks. Today, it is 6.6% for Whites and 12.6% for Blacks.”  Can you believe that?  We are at the same relative position now as we were when MLK gave his famous “I […]

Recycling failed education policies

Recycling failed education policies

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander will likely become chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Though he has yet to be elected by his Republican peers, he has given several interviews that indicate how he would change the way educational services are delivered in our country. For all his bluster, though, his approach […]

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