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Women deserve a right to choose

Women deserve a right to choose

I was 20 years old when Roe v. Wade was decided. A year before the decision, a young woman who lived in my dormitory attempted to abort herself and hemorrhaged so badly that she was hospitalized. I’ll never forget the blood on the floor of her room, and the anguished screams of her roommate. The […]

The unbelievable Walmart

The unbelievable Walmart

The other night I was watching television and a commercial came on. It was from Walmart and it was attempting to convey what a wonderful company they would like us to believe that they are. I went running to the rest room. In April of this year, a building (Rana Plaza) collapsed in Bangladesh. It […]

America’s crisis: 38 million have no retirement assets

America’s crisis: 38 million have no retirement assets

As more baby boomers continue to retire, a new research report has found that the nation is facing a trillion dollar retirement savings crisis. According to the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), 38 million Americans – 45 percent of working-age households – have no retirement account assets. “The heart of the issue consists of […]

‘Fired up for Jesus Youth Retreat’ takes place July 12-14

‘Fired up for Jesus Youth Retreat’ takes place July 12-14

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Word and Praise Family Church in Daytona Beach will be hosting a youth retreat July 12-14 at the church located at 955 Orange Ave., Suite 120. The theme of the retreat is “Fired up for Jesus Youth Retreat.’’ Prophetess Gloria MacFawn of Lakeland will be the featured speaker for the […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

‘Medicare 101’ offered at Daytona Beach library As baby boomers sign up for Medicare, they face a bewildering assortment of questions about their health care. If you’re turning 65 within the next three months, Judy Hahn, SHINE counselor for Volusia County, can help you navigate the system during a free program at 1 p.m. Wednesday, […]

Patrick a favorite among Shaq and Sheryl Crow at Coke Zero 400

Patrick a favorite among Shaq and Sheryl Crow at Coke Zero 400

BY ANDREW WARD ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT When asked about why he would be rooting for Danica Patrick in last Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400, Shaquille O’Neal’s answer had nothing to do with how well she drives. “She’s hot,” the former NBA all-star said with a shrug. He then put his thumb to his ear and his […]

Sale of lots catches residents by surprise

Sale of lots catches residents by surprise

Public will learn this summer when they can bid on Midtown land BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Since the Daytona Times reported last month that the city of Daytona Beach plans to sell 53 parcels of land in the predominantly Black Midtown, many residents   were upset that they were not notified that such a major […]

Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway

Week for fireworks, races Fans clamor to photograph driver Jeff Gordon before the start of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 7, 2012. This year’s race takes place Saturday. (JOE BURBANK/ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT)

New law could make ‘annoying’ cop a felony

New law could make ‘annoying’ cop a felony

BY CYRIL JOSH BARKER NNPA NEWS SERVICE If you’re thinking about teasing a police officer in the state of New York, think again. A new law passed by the state Senate could land you in prison for up to four years if you are found “aggravating” a cop. The law, originally proposed by upstate Republican […]

Local NAACP, state branches addressing Court decision on Voting Rights Act

Local NAACP, state branches addressing Court decision on Voting Rights Act

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach NAACP President Cynthia Slater participated in a media teleconference last week called by the Florida State Conference of the NAACP to discuss the impact U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. “While the Supreme Court decision has sidelined the Voting Rights Act, […]