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Payday loans, overdraft fees are predatory products

Payday loans, overdraft fees are predatory products

More than 37 million American households were either unbanked or under-banked in 2011, according to a new report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). African-American households represent 34 percent of all under-banked consumers, the highest percentage among demographics surveyed. When under-banked African-American and Latino households are combined, these two communities of color comprise more […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Basketball team looking for consistency BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Wildcats clawed their way to a 85-72 win over the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) opponent Webber International at Moore Gymnasium on Saturday. Adrien Coleman scored 18 points with 15 rebounds and 10 assists to get the first recorded triple double in history […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Plenty of star power in Atlantic, Father Lopez game Green Wave outplays Sharks in matchup of top girls teams BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In a much-anticipated girls high school basketball matchup, Father Lopez beat Atlantic 68-55 at the ICI Center at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach on Monday. Both teams entered the […]

No early voting in District 2

No early voting in District 2

NAACP upset about DeLand being only place to vote early in school board race BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The local NAACP is calling for an early voting site to be located in District 2 during the upcoming school board election. Dr. Walter Fordham, political action chairman of the Daytona Beach/Volusia County NAACP and a […]

Sharing their golden moments

Sharing their golden moments

Olympic medalists motivate students at Campbell BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Several Olympic gold medalists visited local schoolchildren last week and motivated them to pursue their dreams. Allyson Felix and Aries Merritt appeared at Campbell Middle School in Daytona Beach and spoke with eighth-grade honor roll students on Nov. 30. Joanna Hayes, a 2004 gold […]

127 students to graduate this month from B-CU

127 students to graduate this month from B-CU

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES For the first time in 20 years, Bethune-Cookman University will have a fall commencement. The graduation is at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center, 698 W. International Speedway Blvd. in Daytona Beach. Graduating will be 127 students along with the first two students […]

Orlando pastor among authors lined up for Midtown book festival

Orlando pastor among authors lined up for Midtown book festival

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Pastor Riva Tims will be one of the many authors to be featured next month at the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival in Daytona Beach. Tims is the former wife of the late Pastor Zachary Tims. At one time, they were co-pastors at New Destiny Christian Center, which became one of Central […]

Midtown continues December celebration

Midtown continues December celebration

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Five-year-old Narae Ivey and dad Hemis Ivey (shown on the front page) were one of the many people who attended the “Light Up Midtown” tree lighting event held Saturday at Daisy Stocking Park. Other events to take place during Midtown’s celebration throughout December include: A Christmas parade, on Dec. 8 […]

Civil rights workers weigh in on Flagler’s school district issues

Civil rights workers weigh in on Flagler’s school district issues

Flagler County Public Schools has failed to pull it together since forewarned in March at a NAACP meeting that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) would not wait too long before filing a complaint. Flash forward: On July 24, the SPLC forwarded a letter to the federal Office of Civil Rights (OCR). The letter in […]

‘Playing the numbers’ hurts the poor

‘Playing the numbers’ hurts the poor

I remember when I was about 7 or 8 years of age, the two elderly ladies who lived downstairs from my family would give me a ladies’ handkerchief tied in a knot with some coins and a piece of paper inside. They would have me walk up the street and give it to another lady […]