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Student loan problems mirror those of mortgages

Student loan problems mirror those of mortgages

An adage counsels, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” When it comes to consumer debt, that advice is also a truism. After years of mortgage borrowers complaining about servicing – or the lack thereof – it appears that problems student loan borrowers face are remarkably similar. With student loan debt topping […]

Campaign of lies continue

Campaign of lies continue

As we have seen during three presidential debates and in his campaign speeches, Mitt Romney will say anything – even when he knows it is untrue – in his effort to dislodge President Obama from the White House. Romney charged in the second presidential debate that “it took the president 14 days before he called […]

Cuba begins the road to success

Cuba begins the road to success

The National Black Chamber of Commerce has been studying the evolution of Cuba for 14 years. The evolution has been slow as we entered the 21st century but recently there have been some major economic developments. Last November, Cuban residents were given the right to personal property. They can now buy and sell homes. Beginning […]

The death of affirmative action

The death of affirmative action

“We expect that 25 years from now, the use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary.” – Justice Sandra Day O’ Connor, 2003.” The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments regarding a longstanding racial controversy. So, in the traditional form of our time in America, the Black descendants of slaves will still be losers […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

‘Tremendous victory’ for Wildcats over Norfolk BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman handled Norfolk State 48-3 in front of a home crowd of 6,234 this past week. “It was a tremendous victory. It was a great job done by our players and our coaching staff. We kept our focus coming off a bye week,” said […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Johnson and Clark lift NSB to district title BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Two big fourth-quarter plays rallied New Smyrna Beach past Seabreeze 21-14 at Municipal Stadium this past week. The New Smyrna Barracudas clinched the district 6-9A title while the Sandcrabs now must beat Pine Ridge and Mainland the next two weeks to make […]

Investigation clears Henry of elections charges

Investigation clears Henry of elections charges

Mayoral candidate responds to dropped inquiry by State Attorney’s Office BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES There’s insufficient evidence to show that Derrick Henry violated election laws in his campaign for mayor, the State Attorney’s office has concluded. “After a thorough investigation by the Office of R.J. Larizza, State Attorney of the 7th Judicial Circuit, a […]

An alternate sport for Midtown kids

An alternate sport for Midtown kids

Tony Cowell ready to make difference as karate teacher BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES When Tony Cowell isn’t driving trucks for a living, the Daytona Beach resident is teaching karate. Cowell says he teaches karate to bring awareness about the sport and to get more of the community and inner-city children involved in something that’s […]

14 churches are ready to march to the polls

14 churches are ready to march to the polls

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. L. Ronald Durham said plans are full steam ahead for a combined churches’  “Souls to the Polls” march scheduled Sunday, Oct. 28. A planning meeting took place at Greater Friendship Baptist Church on Oct. 11. Durham said local pastors or their representatives attended the meeting along with staff members […]

Police chief, pastor to participate in fashion show to help college, homeless

Police chief, pastor to participate in fashion show to help college, homeless

A fashion show sponsored by the Women’s Missionary Union of Greater Friendship Church of Daytona Beach is scheduled to feature Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood as well as the church’s pastors and other local professionals. The event takes place Sunday, Oct. 21, at Belk’s Pavilion in Port Orange. Pat Bennett, an organizer of the […]