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Sharp drop in Black male enrollment in med schools

Sharp drop in Black male enrollment in med schools

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Fewer Black males were enrolled in the first year of medical schools last year than 32 years ago. It’s a trend that, if left uncorrected, could hamper efforts to provide quality health care to underserved communities, according to a top officer in the American Association of Medical […]

State cuts to college aid exacerbates affordability issue

State cuts to college aid exacerbates affordability issue

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – As President Obama continues to underscore the need to increase the college-educated workforce significantly by 2020, all except two states have slashed their funding for higher education. “Cuts to state funding for higher education, since the start of the recession, have been severe and very widespread,” said […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats softball, baseball teams leading MEAC Southern Division BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Wildcats stayed atop the MEAC South Division by sweeping North Carolina A&T in a three-game series in Sanford. B-CU continues to play well. For the month of April, the team had a 12-3 record as of Monday. “The goal from the […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Spruce Creek wins state weightlifting title BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Spruce Creek High School won the Class 2A boys weightlifting state title at the Kissimmee Civic Center on April 19. The Hawks tallied 28 points to win the team title. Kissimmee St. Cloud and Longwood Lyman both tied for second place with 12 points. […]

Speedway appoints Black, Hispanic to board

Speedway appoints Black, Hispanic to board

Marketing experts brought on to help attract more minorities to sport BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES With the hopes of expanding its fan base to include more minorities, the International Speedway Corporation (ISC) announced this month the appointment of a Hispanic and Black to the company’s board of directors. ISC CEO Lesa France Kennedy said […]

Mom protesting, fighting for justice two years after son’s death

Mom protesting, fighting for justice two years after son’s death

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES April 16 is a date Wisteria Harry will never forget. It was two years ago on this date that her son, Donnell “D.J.’’ Ellis, was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Holly Hill motel. The killing involved seven individuals but has affected the lives of many more, […]

Muslims extend open arms to community with Dawa program

Muslims extend open arms to community with Dawa program

BY KARSCEAL TURNER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Michelly Zulfiqar, a board member of the Muslim Women’s Association of Daytona Beach, say the organization’s mission was accomplished on Saturday as hundreds attended a program designed to better acquaint residents with the Muslim culture. Saturday marked the second year the Muslim Women’s Association has reached out […]

Ford ordained as pastor, to lead Choice Christian church

Ford ordained as pastor, to lead Choice Christian church

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Harold Calvin Ford took another walk of faith on April 14 when he was ordained as a minister. At the same time, he became pastor of Choice Christian Worship Center of Daytona Beach. “I’m really excited. It’s a lot of responsibility, more than I ever thought I’d have, but I’m […]

Deltas raise money for undergrads

Deltas raise money for undergrads

The Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held its annual Evening of Elegance Dinner and Dance fundraiser last week at the Sunset Harbor Yacht Club. Many of the members wore gold in celebration of the sorority’s centennial. Members of the chapter will head to Washington, D.C. in July to take part in […]

‘Nature’s Bounty’ showcased at African American Cultural Society

‘Nature’s Bounty’ showcased at African American Cultural Society

Former City Councilman Holsey Moorman, his wife, Carrie, and their grandchildren had much to see at the 15th Biennial Community Flower Show & Plant Sale. Folks were hopping between the show and “Rock n Rib Fest 2013” sponsored by the City of Palm Coast. The show attracted the public to enter their own plants for […]