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Two indicted in Dent’s death

Two indicted in Dent’s death

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES An 18-year-old was charged this week with first-degree murder of a 17-year-old while another young man along for the ride has been charged as a principal to the murder. Ji’Ron Dent died March 7, two days after being allegedly shot by Tijuan Isaac. The teen’s death has prompted an outcry […]

Suicide prevention,  awareness the focus of campus seminar

Suicide prevention, awareness the focus of campus seminar

BY TAMARA PATRICK DAYTONA TIMES According to the American Association of Suicidology, 2,144 African-Americans committed suicide in the United States in 2010. Suicide was the third-leading cause of death among African-American youth ages 10- to 19 after homicide and accidents. Bethune-Cookman University Counseling Services along with the Project S.T.E.P.S. (Survival Through Education Prevention and Services) […]

Black lawyers coming together to give free advice

Black lawyers coming together to give free advice

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two separate forums hosted by two different groups of Black attorneys will take place Friday and Saturday to provide free legal advice to whoever needs it. The Hatchett Bar Association is planning a Community Legal Education Forum Saturday April 13 at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church while on Friday attorneys […]

Self-defense class scheduled for April 18

Self-defense class scheduled for April 18

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Being able to recognize dangerous situations and knowing how to use your voice and body language to escape these kinds of situations can be life saving skills. The Daytona Beach Police Department is offering a two-hour self-defense workshop for women residents of Daytona Beach. The next class is Thursday, April […]

‘Phenomenal Woman’ fashion show turns attention to breast cancer

‘Phenomenal Woman’ fashion show turns attention to breast cancer

“Phenomenal Woman,” a breast cancer awareness fashion show, was a scene of exquisite fashion, entertainment, cuisine, and an awareness of women developing cancer. Models strutted their stuff inside Vince Carter’s, a posh Daytona Beach eatery co-owned by Michelle Carter-Scott for a show created and directed by former California runway model Cynthia Black. NBA star Vince Carter […]

Obama budget breaks Social Security pledge

Obama budget breaks Social Security pledge

Even before President Obama released his budget proposal this week for the next fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, preliminary details about his plan to effectively cut Social Security cost of living increases has caused a firestorm among supporters who now feel betrayed. Under the plan, Obama would shift the way federal benefits are indexed […]

New approach needed to dismantle street gangs

New approach needed to dismantle street gangs

During my research on street gangs, one thing became clear: They are the primary source for drug distribution.  The crimes conducted by these street gangs on a daily basis also include murder, bribery, extortion, robbery, carjacking, prostitution, human trafficking, and money laundering. Some gangs concentrate on some of these crimes but all of them have […]

African leaders avoid US Blacks

African leaders avoid US Blacks

Two weeks ago, President Obama met with three African presidents—Koroma (Sierra Leone), Sall (Senegal), Banda (Malawi), and Prime Minister of Cape Verde Jose Maria Pereira Neves. This was the White House’s way of rewarding these leaders for their examples of good governance.  Receiving an invitation to the White House is one of the most sought […]

Everyone’s hopping on the gay rights bandwagon

Everyone’s hopping on the gay rights bandwagon

You can call it the “bandwagon effect,” or “political opportunism,” or, the “wake-up-call effect,” or, less cynically, an old American tradition. Whatever you call it, in the last month it seems everybody and their momma in the political arena has been expressing support for gay rights and same-sex marriage. The support has come from opposite […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Port Orange board seeks Youth Achievement Award nominations The Port Orange Youth Advisory Board announces an awards program to recognize youth in Port Orange who have made a significant contribution to the welfare of the community.  The criteria for the award will be based on accomplishment, leadership and service. To be eligible for the achievement […]