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Community Calendar for August 2 – August 8, 2012

Community Calendar for August 2 – August 8, 2012

Mentor training scheduled Sept. 18 Community Partnership for Children is recruiting mentors for teenage children in foster care. The next orientation will be held Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Community Partnership for Children, 160 North Beach St. To register or for more information: Susan Hiltz, 386-547-2293 or Susan.Hiltz@cbcvf.org. Music workshop meets at New […]

What’s God got to do with Trayvon’s death?

What’s God got to do with Trayvon’s death?

George Zimmerman, the man who killed Trayvon Martin, told Fox News personality Sean Hannity that the events that occurred on February 26, 2012 were “God’s will.” What a cynical manipulation of our Creator. Zimmerman has proven himself to be a multiple liar.  He called himself destitute, while collecting tens of thousands of dollars from a […]

Lax gun laws allow terrorism at home

Lax gun laws allow terrorism at home

We are shocked and saddened by the massacre in Aurora, Colo. But Aurora is part of a pattern, not an isolated incident. Two days earlier, 17 were hurt outside a bar in Tuscaloosa, Ala., when a gunman opened fire. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others were shot in a Tucson, Ariz., shopping center. Virginia Tech […]

Blacks, Latinos strongest supporters of financial reform

Blacks, Latinos strongest supporters of financial reform

Blacks and Latinos support financial reform more than any other group, according to a new poll released by Lake Research Partners. When consumers were asked if Wall Street caused the financial crisis, eight out of 10 African-Americans agreed. Sixty-five percent of Latinos agreed, compared to an overall rate of 64 percent. The telephone poll, conducted […]

Buried in a sea of government regulations

Buried in a sea of government regulations

We African-Americans must get more involved in making policy. As one of my mentors taught me, “You can be one of two things: a political activist or a political victim.”  We must get into the game and ensure our needs will be met. And we have plenty of needs. As businesses work to overcome staggering obstacles […]

A chance to meet the local candidates

A chance to meet the local candidates

NAACP, Panhellenic Association hosting forum on Tuesday BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Local candidates running for political office have been invited to participate in an open forum sponsored by the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP to discuss their platforms as well as issues of importance to the community. Cynthia Slater, NAACP president, said the organization is […]

Daytonans join international conversation about HIV/AIDS

Daytonans join international conversation about HIV/AIDS

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES WASHINGTON – Daytona Beach residents are among the 20,000 people from around the world gathered at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. Jeff Allen is one of the founders of the Positive Champions Speakers Bureau, which is made up of people from all walks of life. The bureau’s purpose […]

Community says farewell to longtime nurse Marguerite Laws Jordan

Community says farewell to longtime nurse Marguerite Laws Jordan

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Earlier this month, the Daytona Beach community said goodbye to Marguerite C’Linda Laws Jordan. She died June 21 at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach at age 53. She was called “Rita’’ by some and “Ree Ree’’ by many. Her funeral service was held July 3 at Allen Chapel […]

Aug. 4 health clinic to focus on breast, colorectal cancers

Aug. 4 health clinic to focus on breast, colorectal cancers

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONATIMES A free clinic for residents to learn about breast and colorectal cancers will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, in South Daytona at 2089 South Ridgewood Ave. The clinic is open to men and women who are 40 years of age and older. Persons who qualify to receive free help are those […]

Ormond student recognized by prestigious honor society

Ormond student recognized by prestigious honor society

Kathleen T. Owens’ outstanding achievement in academics has earned her membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), a prestigious honor society headquartered in the District of Columbia. The Ormond Beach resident, on the Dean’s List, is a student at Kaplan University located in Des Moines, Iowa. Owens is the daughter of former Palm […]