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Flagler NAACP joined protest for justice

Flagler NAACP joined protest for justice

Calling for neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman’s arrest in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the NAACP Florida State Conference evoked a protest march and rally Saturday, eliciting over 1,000 people. A delegation of Flagler County’s NAACP, Volusia County residents and students at Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) was part of those converging on the Sanford Police […]

Don’t let go of the vision  of a better world

Don’t let go of the vision of a better world

RYAN CAPOZZI READER COMMENTARY When was the last time that the actual streets of Daytona were swept with hundreds of protestors chanting, shouting, and screaming for justice? When was the last time that the steps of Daytona Beach City Hall were flooded with activists? As a younger man, I wasn’t alive to see the history […]

What happened to our audacity?

What happened to our audacity?

Forty years ago this month, 10,000 African-Americans throng-ed to Gary, Ind. for the first national Black political convention. They gathered to develop a Black agenda, and to influence 1972 presidential politics. One of the things on the agenda was the development of an independent Black political party and to explore the notion of independent Black […]

The answer to unemployment

The answer to unemployment

Last week, Congressman John Conyers of the United States House Judiciary Committee introduced much-needed legislation entitled, “The Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act.” The bill number is House Resolution 4277/870. Congressman Conyers’ act directly addresses American’s need to work and our current economic crisis, but also embodies the spirit of the original Humphrey-Hawkins […]

Affordable housing  is out of reach


Affordable housing is out of reach


Amid continuing foreclosures and short sales, millions of former proud homeowners now find the cost of their American Dream financially out of reach. For many displaced by foreclosures, rental housing has become a long-term housing alternative. But new research finds that the huge growth in America’s renters has worsened an already troubling problem: an inadequate […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

NFL scouts watch Wildcats in action BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University held a Pro Day for its top football prospects in front of over 200 fans this past week at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach. The purpose was to give pro scouts a chance to look at Wildcats who have aspirations of getting […]

National Association Of County Engineers chooses Ocean Center for 2015 conference

National Association Of County Engineers chooses Ocean Center for 2015 conference

The National Association of County Engineers (NACE) has chosen the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach to host its annual meeting and management and technical conference April 17 – 24, 2015. The conference is expected to attract about 500 attendees and 100 vendors who will stay a total of 1,600 room nights at the Daytona Beach […]

Volusia County Fire Services issues burn ban

Volusia County Fire Services issues burn ban

Volusia County Fire Services has issued an outdoor burn ban because of recent dry conditions. The ban will take effect at effective 1 a.m. Friday, April 6, and applies to the county’s unincorporated areas, Oak Hill, Lake Helen and Pierson. According to Volusia County Fire Chief Mark Piland, the burn ban is necessary because of […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Mainland baseball having great season BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Mainland High School is known for its football and basketball programs but this year you can add baseball to the list. The Buccaneers (12-4) are having one of their best seasons ever, at least in recent years. “Our team has really matured and grown up […]

Five hurt, three seriously, after small plane crashes into DeLand Publix

Five hurt, three seriously, after small plane crashes into DeLand Publix

By Dave Weber And Susan Jacobson, The Orlando Sentinel (MCT): DELAND — Five people were injured when an experimental airplane crashed into the roof of a Publix supermarket Monday evening. Two people on the twin-engine plane and one on the ground received serious burns and were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, authorities said. Two more people on […]