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Trying to take a bite out of crime

Trying to take a bite out of crime

Bryon Center needs community to keep doors open

Bryon Center needs community to keep doors open

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Janet Bryant, the Rose Marie Bryon Center’s director, said community’s help is needed to keep the doors open. The first Rose Marie Bryon Bi-Annual Alumni Reunion Dinner Dance/Silent Auction will be held Friday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd., […]

Prophetic Conference 2013 set at Choice Christian Center

Prophetic Conference 2013 set at Choice Christian Center

Prophetess Deborah Ford, senior pastor of Choice Christian Worship Center along with her husband co-pastor Harold Ford, will be presenting Prophetic Conference 2013 Aug. 16-17. “A Clarion Call, Let the Prophets speak” is the theme of the conference, which will take place at 327 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. The event is free. […]

Police department plans gun buyback on Aug. 22

Police department plans gun buyback on Aug. 22

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES For the second time this year, Daytona Beach police will be offering gift cards for guns with no questions asked. The gun surrender will take place on Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Dickerson Community Center, 308 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Daytona Beach. The event will be from […]

Volusia Flagler YMCA hosts open house at Midtown center

Volusia Flagler YMCA hosts open house at Midtown center

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA and the City of Daytona Beach hosted an open house on July 30 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center/Cypress Aquatic Center. The purpose of the gathering was to educate the community about YMCA programs at the center and to solicit input on what additional programs might […]

Triplett to host Aug. 15 gathering of Black boys and men

Triplett to host Aug. 15 gathering of Black boys and men

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bishop Derek Triplett of Hope Fellowship is asking Black male youth and men to come together once again at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center on Aug. 15. This time the discussion will center on “The Value of Black Men in America.’’ A similar talk took place last month at the […]

Harpers celebrate 55th wedding anniversary

Harpers celebrate 55th wedding anniversary

Ann and Arthur Harper were married in Holly Hill on Aug. 16, 1958. They have two living children, James and Tammie. James is senior writer for the Daytona Times. Tammie works for Good Samaritan Nursing Home. Their first-born daughter, Pricilla, died in 1960. Arthur Harper was born near Metta, Ga., while his wife was born […]

The GOP’s Whites-only gambit

The GOP’s Whites-only gambit

The Republican Party, which has lost the last two presidential elections by appealing to the worst racial attitudes of White conservative voters, has come up with what it declares is a winning strategy for 2016: Appeal to the worst racial attitudes of White conservative and White Democratic-leaning voters. The conservative echo chamber of political operatives […]

Why are Republicans trying to make it more difficult to vote?

Why are Republicans trying to make it more difficult to vote?

Prior to the 2012 elections, I found myself in a discussion with a colleague concerning Republican efforts at what has come to be known as “voter suppression.” I was informing this person, who is well educated, that voter fraud is not a problem of any significance in the U.S.A. This individual rejected my contention, arguing […]

Student loan debt reduces lifetime wealth

Student loan debt reduces lifetime wealth

A new research report on America’s still-growing student loan debt found that its financial effects can last a lifetime. According to Demos, a national, nonpartisan public policy organization, 39 million Americans have used student loans to fund college education. An education debt of $53,000 will lead to a $208,000 lifetime loss of wealth. If current […]