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Organizers announce march route, gun buyback

Organizers announce march route, gun buyback

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Police Department confirmed this week that a gun buyback is scheduled for May 18 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  at Hope Fellowship Church. That’s the same day a “March Against the Madness” of gun violence, gang violence and domestic abuse is planned. “DBPD will exchange gift […]

Reed forming Watch groups for Zone 6

Reed forming Watch groups for Zone 6

Wants citizens’ help in setting goals BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Zone 6 City Commissioner Paula Reed is calling on the residents in her zone to get involved and become members of two Neighborhood Watch groups she is helping to get started. “I can’t do this alone,” Reed said in an interview this week announcing […]

Public invited to ‘Youth On Move’ at Daisy Stocking Park May 18

Public invited to ‘Youth On Move’ at Daisy Stocking Park May 18

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Second Avenue Merchants Association (SAMA) along with C-Style Entertainment and Promotions  hosting “Youth on the Move” on May 18. “Youth on the Move” is a a free event that will be held at Daisy Stocking Park in Daytona Beach from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  This event will focus […]

Boys & Girls Club moving to Dickerson Center

Boys & Girls Club moving to Dickerson Center

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Children participating in the Palmetto Park Boys and Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler County will no longer have to do extracurricular activities amongst the clotheslines at their current location on Whitney Street in Palmetto Park. Daytona Beach’s elected officials, during last week’s city commission meeting, approved a lease agreement with the […]

Comedian brings comedy, wisdom to mentoring program

Comedian brings comedy, wisdom to mentoring program

“Any time you, young girls, have a dream, fulfill that dream…Don’t give up. Don’t let nobody come in your life and tell you what you can’t do, what you can’t be,” said Halliemae Jenkins. “So, let me tell you, young girls…Whatever you believe, that’s what you become…You, young girls, save your body, cherish your body… […]

County to provide grant information, seek public input

County to provide grant information, seek public input

Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will provide information about three grant programs during a public workshop May 15 at 2 p.m. at the Volusia County Health Department, 1825 Holsonback Drive. Staff will give overviews and discuss estimated funding levels for the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Emergency Solutions Grant. Residents and […]

Study: Whites still getting rich quicker than Blacks, Hispanics

Study: Whites still getting rich quicker than Blacks, Hispanics

According to a new research report, America’s racial wealth gaps will persist until public policy reforms provide every family the opportunity to build wealth.  “Less Than Equal: Racial Disparities in Wealth Accumulation,” from the Urban Institute’s Opportunity and Ownership project, analyzed data and trends from 1983-2010. Over these years, the average household income of Whites […]

Military expansion in Mali and Syria?

Military expansion in Mali and Syria?

The Obama administration is preparing for an expansion of U.S. military involvement into areas from which it should keep its nose clear: Syria and Mali. In both cases,we are witnessing civil wars unfold. In the case of Syria, there has been the active involvement of outside powers, including the states around the Arabian/Persian Gulf such […]

Clarence Thomas’ deep-seated jealousy of Obama

Clarence Thomas’ deep-seated jealousy of Obama

For someone who seems to revel in being silent during the Supreme Court’s traditionally lively oral arguments – when a public display of his professional competence would be appropriate – Clarence Thomas’s out-of-court comments are extraordinarily revealing. They show a man whose exalted position has brought him no inner peace, a man who continues to […]

Republicans have some reaching to do

Republicans have some reaching to do

“Brighter days are ahead. The check is in the mail.” That is what the Republicans seem to be saying after they released their “Growth and Opportunity Project” report in March. Six months after Republicans took a drubbing in the 2012 elections, GOP National Committee Chair Reince Priebus announced a $10 million outreach program to seek […]