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Falling off the fiscal cliff

Falling off the fiscal cliff

Will we jump from the cliff?  Congress and the president will determine whether we fall, jump, or back away from the cliff.  While I trust they will get together and make the right decision, I think we should be prepared for the worst case scenario. How do we prepare?  First of all, learn what the […]

Williams’ widow seeks school board seat

Williams’ widow seeks school board seat

Dr. Kathy Williams will face husband’s former opponent in District 2 race BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Kathy Williams has declared her candidacy for the Volusia County School Board District 2 seat left vacant due to the death of her husband, Dr. Al Williams. Williams will be running against Bethune-Cookman University educator Ida Duncan […]

An emotional farewell

An emotional farewell

Daytona Beach officials Reynolds, Ritchey, Shelley share thoughts on serving city, citizens BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Tears were shed as outgoing Daytona Beach Mayor Glenn Ritchey and Commissioners Cassandra Reynolds and Edith Shelley spoke their final words as elected officials at the Nov. 7 city commission meeting. Reynolds had a prepared statement but couldn’t […]

City sets rent rates for new centers

City sets rent rates for new centers

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Even though the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach has been open since May 29, residents have not been able to rent the gym, kitchen, dance studio, computer room or recording room for a private function. That’s because there were no fees set to do so. Daytona Beach […]

Black professionals invited to the beach

Black professionals invited to the beach

Local entrepreneur to host Nov. 24 business event BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Black business owners and professionals have been invited from all over the state to congregate and conduct “Business on the Beach.’’ Darryl Barrs, a Daytona Beach resident and publisher of Program Success Magazine, a monthly business publication distributed statewide, has organized an […]

Cultural Society members relax on world’s largest ship

Cultural Society members relax on world’s largest ship

Seventy-five members and friends of the African- American Cultural Society (AACS) spent a recent seven-day cruise aboard the “Allure of the Seas,” owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. AACS treasurer Lynda H. Baten is the travel coordinator for vacation excitement through the Travel Leaders network. It was an exhilarating cruise to Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; […]

Community Events

Community Events

Seminar to help parents of special-needs children An educational seminar for parents of those with special needs will be presented at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 at Easter Seals in Daytona Beach as part of its Joey’s Gift Respite Program. Presenters are José H. Silva, financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments, and attorney Melvin D. Stack, […]

Black voters would not be denied

Black voters would not be denied

Most of the misinformed pundits who were unaware of the readiness and enthusiasm of millions of Black Americans to go to the voting polls on Nov. 6 are not acting as if they are shocked by another record voter turnout of the Black American community. We are not surprised at all by the historic contributions […]

Even in defeat, Republicans still don’t get it

Even in defeat, Republicans still don’t get it

With the elections now over, I am stunned with the postmortem coming from the Republican Party and the lack of substantive analysis from its operatives. Those who follow my writings know that I have written extensively about the shifting demographics of our country and the need for Republicans to adequately address this issue. For this, […]

Bipartisanship needed more than ever

Bipartisanship needed more than ever

It seems like the more we watch our elected officials debate, argue and accuse, the more of the same keeps happening. For the sake of our future they need to come to terms with our dire economy and start managing our financial affairs. America is in great danger and no one seems to be very […]