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Legendary pilots inspire hundreds, share stories during Red Tail exhibit

Legendary pilots inspire hundreds, share stories during Red Tail exhibit

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Three examples of perseverance landed in Daytona Beach Tuesday to speak during the Rise Above Red Tail Squadron Traveling Exhibit. Pilots Charles “Doc” Holiday, Daniel Keel and Hiram E. Mann are Tuskegee Airmen and were guests at the exhibit. They signed autographs and answered questions from hundreds who showed up at Daisy […]

Youngsters take time for fun at new 24-hour center

Youngsters take time for fun at new 24-hour center

BY ASHLEY THOMAS, DAYTONA TIMES: Spring may have officially sprung March 20, but youngsters already have been enjoying the 80-degree weather during one of Daytona Beach’s warmest winters on record. The youngsters were among 50 residents who came out to the grand opening of Lakesha Green’s 24-hour daycare center and Voluntary Pre-Kindergartner’s “Cradles of Greatness” program on […]

New restaurant, other employers will be hiring at city’s job fair on March 29

New restaurant, other employers will be hiring at city’s job fair on March 29

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Last August, thousands of job seekers lined up for hours at a time to attend a series of job fairs convened by members of the Congressional Black Caucus in five cities around the country. The potential for as many to turnout at a job fair hasn’t deterred Daytona Beach officials from organizing […]

New Center for Business and Industry program aims to boost manufacturing skills

New Center for Business and Industry program aims to boost manufacturing skills

Mark Madore believes it is critical that his employees possess core competencies common to the manufacturing industry. That’s why the director of operations for Sparton Electronics Corp. in DeLeon Springs has enrolled a group of his 424 employees in a new Certified Production Technician training program (CPT) being offered by Daytona State College’s Center for […]

Author to discuss ‘Race in the Age of Obama’ at Stetson

Author to discuss ‘Race in the Age of Obama’ at Stetson

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Author and editor Ta-Nehisi Coates will lecture on “A Deeper Black: Race in the Age of Obama,” on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at Stetson University. The presentation is free and open to the public and will be held in the Stetson Room of the Carlton Union Building, 131 […]

Building a fair economy must remain a top goal

Building a fair economy must remain a top goal

BY BARBARA R. ANWINE TRICE EDNEY WIRE As we usher in 2012, it remains disheartening that unemployment rates for African-Americans and Latinos/Hispanics remain in the double digits. Far more must be done to address disparities in access and opportunity that plague minorities nationwide. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ December 2011 unemployment data revealed that […]

Your tax refund is yours to keep

Your tax refund is yours to keep

BY CHARLENE CROWELL NNPA FINANCIAL WRITER Each year as W-2s begin arriving in mailboxes, commercials start promoting a range of services to ‘help’ consumers with tax preparation. These advertisements beckon consumers to take advantage of convenient and worry-free services. Each year, high-cost tax-related services drain an estimated $11 billion from the pockets of 30 million […]

Constitutional amendment can stop the lynching of democracy

Constitutional amendment can stop the lynching of democracy

BY DR. BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS, JR. NNPA COLUMNIST The growing Occupy the Dream movement for economic equality and empowerment has correctly determined that one of its top priorities is to support passage of a constitutional amendment to make all federal elections publicly financed. The constitutional amendment will be effective in the campaign to confront income […]

We must rescue the American Dream

We must rescue the American Dream

BY MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN NNPA COLUMNIST Getting a high school and college degree and achieving the American Dream could easily have seemed impossible to eighteen-year-old Toni Thomas. As Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Cass learned when she met Toni and her mother while on assignment for the Children’s Defense Fund, Toni grew up moving from place […]

Fashion, talent show in Ormond to help build facilities in Africa

Fashion, talent show in Ormond to help build facilities in Africa

A fashion and talent show displaying singing, dancing, comedy, poetry, music and acrobats will be held Feb. 17 at the Calvary Christian Center Gymnasium in Ormond Beach at 7 p.m. The show, Africa’s Got Talent, which seeks to benefit infrastructure in Africa, will be judged by audience members who will cast their votes for their […]